Corpus Christi Processions
The Church has a rich tradition of holding eucharistic processions on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. The procession is one method for venerating the Blessed Sacrament. It is also an act of public witness – a wonderful opportunity for evangelization with those who may not yet know Jesus or understand our faith,
However, not every circumstance is favorable for a public procession, and the diocesan Bishop is given the authority to decide “on both the advisability of such processions in today’s conditions and on the time, place, and plan for them that will ensure their being carried out with decorum and without loss of reverence toward the Blessed Sacrament” (Ceremonial of Bishops, 386).
“The procession with the Blessed Sacrament…reminds us that we are called to go out and bring Jesus to others. To go out with enthusiasm, bringing Christ to those we meet in our daily lives.”Pope Francis, Homily on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, 6 June 2021