At the end of Holy Mass, many parishes share the tradition of a procession of the Blessed Sacrament. This is a special opportunity for us to honor the sacred presence of Christ in the consecrated Host displayed in a monstrance (a large ornate gold receptacle with a transparent vessel in which the Host is visible for veneration). Corpus Christi processions taking place throughout the world this day include traditional songs and prayers and a time for veneration and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. A notable Eucharistic procession is presided over by the Pope each year in Rome. Fr. Ron will lead us in procession and prayers and after a brief time of Adoration, we will conclude with Benediction in which he will bless all in the presence of the Holy Eucharist.
Our procession will begin following the dismissal after 11:30 Mass ends. (A brief period will be allowed for the parking lot to clear.) Those who wish to participate can remain in their pews until they can join the procession following social distancing protocols. Procession will follow outdoors, by the Prayer Garden and onto the grass to the digital marquis on the corner of Romeo Plank and 23 Mile Road. A brief period of Adoration will follow for approximately 15 minutes. Benediction will follow and The Blessed Sacrament will be recessed back into the church by the clergy. Parishioners and guests participating are asked to return to their cars following the Benediction.
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