On the solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, Corpus Christi Parish in Lansdale celebrated its 50th anniversary Sunday, June 22 with a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Charles Chaput and concelebrated by the pastor, Msgr. Thomas Flanigan, and several other priests. After Mass parishioners joined in an outdoor eucharistic procession through the church property including stations for benediction. Also watch a video of the celebration here. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
Sidney Kershaw attends the anniversary Mass with her mom Kristy.
The Corpus Christi procession with the Blessed Sacrament makes its first stop along the route as Msgr. Thomas Flanigan raises the monstrance for adoration.
Msgr. Thomas Flanigan, pastor of Corpus Christi Parish, prays at the second stop of the procession.
Msgr. Flanigan carries the monstrance with the Blessed Sacrament in procession.
Archbishop Chaput raises the monstrance for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament during the procession’s first stop.
The archbishop incenses the monstrance during the first stop of the procession.
Archbishop Chaput carries the monstrance in the procession leading from Corpus Christi Church.
Immediately after Mass the eucharistic procession for Corpus Christi sets out from the church.
Archbishop Chaput incenses the Blessed Sacrament in the church before beginning the procession outside.
Deacon Francis Langsdorf offers the Blood of Christ during holy Communion.
Msgr. Flanigan distributes holy Communion at Mass.
Parishioner Louis Pauzano prays during Mass.
Corpus Christi Church has hosted the celebration of Mass for parishioners since 1964 in Lansdale, Montgomery County.
The Finley family brings up the offertory gifts at Mass.
Parishioners Anne and Angelo DeSantis.