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Holy Days 6.15.2017

Dallas Corpus Christi Procession – Saturday, June 17

What is this event? By tradition, following Mass on the Feast of Corpus Christi (or the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, which celebrates the institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper), Catholics process the Eucharist through the streets of their city, while praying and singing. We place the Blessed Sacrament in a monstrance, which is held aloft by a member of the clergy during the procession.

Why do we do it? The Corpus Christi Procession makes known God’s presence in our world and in our lives, and it reminds us of our common call to follow Christ and seek Heaven. It is both an act of personal devotion to Christ in the Eucharist, as well as an act intended to share God’s love with the world, as is manifest in the Blessed Sacrament.

Where is it? The procession will begin after the 5pm Vigil Mass for the Feast of Corpus Christi on June 17 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church (3826 Gilbert Avenue, Dallas, TX 75219). Immediately after Mass, we will proceed from Holy Trinity (pausing for four “altar stops” to pray, reflect on Scripture and sing hymns) to Our Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral (2215 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75201) where we will complete the procession with a Holy Hour and Benediction.

Who can participate? This event is intended for those between the ages of 18-40 (also known as “young adults”). We desire to have a large contingent as we witness to the Body and Blood of Christ amongst our young adult peers in Uptown. However, anyone is welcome to attend. Children, under the age of 18, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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