WelCom June/July 2023
Eucharistic processions were held in many cities across the United States in celebration of the solemnity of Corpus Christi, 11 June, a more than 700-year-old feast day that commemorates the real presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
The processions occurred as the Church in America enters its second phase of the US bishops’ National Eucharistic Revival, a three-year initiative to inspire belief in the Eucharist. The initiative follows a 2019 Pew Research study that suggested only about one-third of US Catholics believe the Church’s teaching that the Eucharist is truly the body and blood of Jesus Christ.
The second phase of the revival, the Year of Parish Revival, is intended to foster Eucharistic devotion at the parish level. This phase runs until July next year and aims to strengthen liturgical life through faithful celebration of the Mass, Eucharistic adoration, missions, resources and preaching.
Eucharistic processions were held in many cities including Boston, New York, New Jersey, Baltimore, Washington, Louisville Kentucky, Los Angeles, Portland, Honoluluonolulu, PortlandPotland and St Louis.
Source: CNA News