The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – more commonly known as Corpus Christi Sunday – was observed in the Catholic Church in June 6. The solemnity commemorates Christ’s institution of the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.
Parishes routinely mark the occasion with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Eucharistic processions around the parish grounds or through the local town. The Catholic Witness photographed two such processions: one that meandered the grounds St. Patrick Parish in York, and one in Columbia which began at Holy Trinity Church and processed through town to St. Peter Church.
At St. Patrick Parish in York, Father John Bateman, pastor, led approximately 100 faithful in the procession, carrying the Eucharist in a monstrance for periods of adoration.
The Columbia procession was organized by Knights of Columbus Council 2294 on the occasion of its 100th anniversary this year.