The Feast of Corpus Christi is commonly used as an opportunity for public Eucharistic processions, which serves as a sign of common faith and adoration in the community. After a year of not holding indoor or outdoor events due to the pandemic, parishes around the Diocese of Brooklyn took to the streets June 6.
On the Catholic feast of Corpus Christi Sunday, Pope Francis said that in a culture obsessed with profit and personal gain, the Eucharist is a remedy for selfishness, inviting people to imitate Christ in sharing themselves with and for others.
The Feast of Corpus Christi honors the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and was celebrated with processions around the diocese.
The Feast of the Body of Christ was observed with eucharistic processions in Brooklyn and Queens
Brooklyn Polonia’s deep love and devotion to the Hidden Lord impressed the representative of the pope when he joined them in Borough Park for an elaborate Corpus Christi procession.
Today, we remember the grace of God made flesh – Jesus the Christ – given as gift and food for the journey. The Church remembers with praise, procession and gratitude. However, do we really “get it”? Do we fully realize the impact and response that this bread and wine, this Body and Blood covenant, should have in and on our lives?
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St. Francis of Assisi-St. Blaise parish, Crown Heights, celebrated Corpus Christi processing down Nostrand Ave.
The Polish community at St. Stanislaus Kostka displayed its faith and culture for the whole neighborhood to see during its annual Corpus Christi procession.
The celebration of Corpus Christi at St. Brendan’s Church, Midwood, centered around the parish complex. Following Mass, a procession moved outdoors to the courtyard where a special altar was set for adoration.