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Corpus Christi, other eucharistic processions draw attention to Jesus, not to themselves

Catholics should draw attention to Jesus, not to themselves 

The Catholic Way describes the manner in which Catholics should approach service — under the radar and without fanfare. Many Catholics adhere to this principle, doing good deeds for the sake of doing good deeds as opposed to doing them for personal attention.

The Bible tells us so.

Corpus Christi procession weaves among eclectic vibe of Delmar Loop


How do you bring Jesus to people along the Delmar Loop, with its eclectic mixture of culture, restaurants and shops?

March Him down the boulevard.

That's what the Oratory of Sts. Gregory and Augustine did on the Feast of Corpus Christi. It was an unofficial "hello" of sorts from the community, which celebrates in the Tridentine Latin Mass (according to the 1962 Missal). The oratory is the Loop's new neighbor.

I THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW | Bring our unredeemed actions to Christ in the Eucharist

Bishop Robert J. Hermann

The opening prayer at Mass tells us so much about the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ. To paraphrase a cliché, familiarity breeds apathy. Is it possible that we receive the Holy Eucharist so casually that we forget how momentous this event really is?

How often we do we really advert to how far we have fallen with the disobedience of Adam and Eve? Without God's intervention, we would be totally lost in darkness.

The miracle of the real presence in the Eucharist

The corporal attributed to a 13th-century eucharistic miracle is on display in the Chapel of the Corporal at the Cathedral of Orvieto, Italy, not far from Bolsena, where the miracle occurred.


The feast of Corpus Christi is one way in which Catholics celebrate the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.

The celebration of the feast dates back centuries and is pegged to two major events, said Msgr. Michael Witt, professor of Church history at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.


Corpus Christi procession at St. Joseph Parish in Imperial.

Members of St. Joseph Parish in Imperial had just finished receiving Communion at Mass. Then their pastor, Msgr. Timothy Cronin, gently placed the Eucharist into a monstrance, and following him, a crowd of about 150 people processed out of church, ready to share their gift with the community.

A high for the Eucharist

This is the time of year in which Catholics experience a special "high" for the Eucharist. From priesthood ordinations to the feast of Corpus Christi, the source and summit of our Catholic faith seems to manifest itself to the wider community through these beautiful and public expressions of faith.

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