On June 26, Bishop John Noonan will lead Catholicsfrom the Diocese of Orlando in a Corpus Christi Procession through Downtown Orlando and all are invited to participate.
The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, also known as Corpus Christi was established by Pope Urban IV in 1264. It is a day set aside to reflect on the mystery of the Most Holy Eucharist and to bring the faithful to newer levels of devotion to the real presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.
For over 700 years, Catholics around the world have commemorated Corpus Christi with a Eucharistic Procession. After the last Mass on Corpus Christi, the Body of Christ is placed in a monstrance and carried under a canopy, as the congregation follows the Body of Christ in the procession. Participants stop at Eucharistic altars of repose, and at each altar there are readings, prayers, and benediction.
Join Catholics from across the Diocese of Orlando to publicly express our belief in Jesus Christ, truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. The procession begins at approximately 6:15 p.m. (after the 5:00 p.m. Mass) outside of St. James Cathedral. Stops along the way allow for prayer at Eucharistic altars of repose that highlight the music and traditions of various ethnic groups in our community.
This will be a joyous celebration that will unite our Catholic community as we publicly express our faith in the Most Holy Eucharist, the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ.