Bishop John Noonan will lead an annual Corpus Christi procession on June 10 to observe the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ and to celebrate the diversity of our universal Church.
Following the 5 p.m. Mass at St. James Cathedral in downtown Orlando, Bishop Noonan will depart the Cathedral with a monstrance holding the Blessed Sacrament. He will lead a procession six blocks to St. James Cathedral School located at 505 East Ridgewood Street. Procession participants will pray, sing and reflect on the mystery of the Eucharist. At the school grounds, Bishop Noonan and participants will stop for prayer and adoration at altars of repose highlighting the music and traditions of various ethnic communities in the Diocese of Orlando.
Participants will sing in numerous languages. The procession will end with Benediction.
The Diocese of Orlando represents many ethnic groups all united in the universal Catholic Church. In addition to English, Mass is celebrated in eight foreign languages: African dialect, Portuguese, Filipino, Spanish, Polish, Korean, Vietnamese and Creole.
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