On Sunday, June 10, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., Cap. will lead nearly 1,000 faithful Catholics in a Eucharistic procession through the streets of Capitol Hill, carrying the Eucharist for public adoration. Sunday marks the Catholic Church’s universal celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi. Eucharistic processions publicly witness to Catholics’ belief in the actual presence of the body and blood of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. read more...
What a wonderful way to acknowledge before the whole world that Jesus is King of Heaven and Earth, by praising Him publicly and carrying Him through the streets, giving Him the honour that He deserves.
My parish usually has a very small procession on our feast day, the Feast of the Sacred Heart, but all we ever do is process from the parish hall across the parking lot to the Church. Even this is a struggle to get participation from the people. Sometimes I wonder if there is an element of embarrassment to be seen publicly processing through the streets singing hymns of praise to Our Lord. It brings to mind the words of Our Lord:
32 Every one therefore that shall confess me before men, I will also confess him before my Father who is in heaven 33 But he that shall deny me before men, I will also deny him before my Father who is in heaven.