May 29, 2016: Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)
St. Paul the Apostle Parish welcomes all parishioners to participate in our annual Eucharistic Procession following the 10:30 a.m. Mass at Saint Matthew's Church on the Feast of Corpus Christi. The 1.5 mile procession begins and concludes at St. Matthew's and takes approximately one hour.
A parish BBQ at St. Matthew's follows the procession (in the event of heavy rain and wind, the procession would be replaced with an hour of Eucharistic Adoration inside St. Matthew's).
The feast of Corpus Christi (The Body and Blood of Christ) is a time when Catholics can show their love for Christ in the Real Presence by honoring Him in a very public way. It is also a wonderful way in which we can show our love for our neighbors by bringing Our Lord and Savior closer to them.
So many conversions are a result of Eucharistic Adoration experienced from inside the Church. How many more would there be if we could reach those who only drive by the church in worldly pursuits?
The procession route turns left from St. Matthew's Church and proceeds down Western Avenue through the intersection with Main Road (Rt. 9/1A) onto Canoe Club Road, turns right onto VFW Road, then right again onto Cottage Street, then right again onto Main Road, and left back onto Western Avenue, returning to St. Matthew's Church.
In a homily, Pope Francis said: “Jesus speaks in the silence of the mystery of the Eucharist and reminds us each time that following him means going out of ourselves and making our lives not something we ‘possess,’ but a gift to him and to others.”
Second grade students are encouraged to wear their First Communion attire in the procession. All are welcome to join us! For more information, call the parish office at 217-6740 or email: email@example.com