Bishop Kulick to lead Eucharistic Procession in Greensburg on The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

GREENSBURG – The Most Reverend Larry J. Kulick, JCL, Bishop of Greensburg, will lead a Eucharistic procession from Blessed Sacrament Cathedral to Courthouse Square  June 2, the Feast of Corpus Christi. The procession will follow the 11 a.m. Mass at the cathedral, which will be celebrated by Bishop Kulick. The feast, also known as the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, is an annual celebration honoring the institution of the Holy Eucharist, the source and summit of the Catholic faith.

“It has been a tradition in the Diocese of Greensburg to celebrate this feast day with a procession,” Bishop Kulick said, recognizing that many parishes have similar celebrations in their own faith communities.

Following Mass, the faithful are invited to join Bishop Kulick for the procession. At Courthouse Square, there will be an area for adoration and Benediction. For those unable to walk the distance between the cathedral and Courthouse Square, a shuttle bus will be provided.

“As the National Eucharistic Revival closes after three years, we are publicly celebrating His presence as a gateway to the Eucharistic Congress this July in Indianapolis,” Bishop Kulick said of the Corpus Christi procession. “It is also the patronal feast day for our mother church, Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, so this procession from the cathedral to Courthouse Square is most appropriate.”

The National Eucharistic Revival is a movement to restore understanding and devotion to the Eucharist  in the United States by helping renew worship of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. It will come to an end with the first National Eucharistic Congress in 83 years beginning July 17 in Indianapolis, Ind. Tens of thousands of pilgrims, including those from the Diocese of Greensburg, will gather at the Congress and then be sent forth in mission to the Church. Nationally, pilgrims will travel across the United States, including through the Diocese of Greensburg June 11-12, as part of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage ending in Indianapolis at the Eucharistic Congress.

Bishop Kulick said the procession on the Feast of Corpus Christi from the cathedral to Courthouse Square gives the faithful in the Diocese an opportunity to gather for adoration of the Eucharist and to  pray for our communities and our nation in a public way.

“We are able to do what Jesus teaches us, and that is to go out and proclaim the Gospel, and I am excited to celebrate this important feast day in this very special way,” he said.


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