A Eucharistic procession through the streets of Brookline, Delaware County, to celebrate Corpus Christi Sunday will be held Sunday, June 7 after the 11 a.m. Mass at Annunciation B.V.M. Catholic Church, Havertown.
Father James Cox, pastor of Annunciation Parish, will celebrate the Mass and lead the procession. It will begin in Annunciation Church, proceed along Brookline Boulevard to Allston Road, then down Sagamore Road and back to the church for benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. The route is under one mile.
The procession will stop in front of the homes of two parishioners.
At stations along the way the procession will pause for a brief Scripture reading, short reflection by Legionaries of Christ Father Ugo Piasentin, a hymn and blessing.
After the closing benediction at church, all are welcome to participate in a parish social in the Church Hall.
Annunciation parishioner and planning committee member Jake Wood Jr. described three goals for the procession:
— to give public witness to the Catholic belief in the real presence of Jesus Christ, under the form of bread and wine, in the Holy Eucharist;
— to strengthen parishioners’ faith and devotion to the Holy Eucharist;
— to enhance parishioners’ relationship with Christ in the Eucharist through personal and communal prayer, education and a demonstration of faith-in-action.
In the event of inclement weather, the procession will take place inside the church.
For more information about this event, call Annunciation Rectory at 610-449-1613.
All are invited and welcome to attend.