Office of Worship at 601 S. Jefferson, Springfield, MO 65806 US - Corpus Christi Procession in Springfield
Corpus Christi Procession in Springfield
You are invited to celebrate Jesus in a Eucharastic Procession with the Most Blessed Sacrament on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), Sunday, June 10, 2012. The procession will begin at 4:00 pm outside St. Agnes Cathedral and will end at the O'Reilly Catholic Student Center, making two stops for Benediction along the way.
The faithful are asked to gather outside the Cathedral. Bishop Johnston will process out of the Cathedral with the Blessed Sacrament under a Eucharistic Canopy.
Colored standards (banners) will process in front of the canopy. If you are in one of the following categories, please follow behind the appropriate standard:
First Communicants (In First Communion attire) : White Standard
Consecrated Life : Gold Standard
Deacons : Red Standard
Seminarians : Green Standard
Priests : Black Standard
Everyone else is asked to join in the procession behind the choir after Bishop Johnston.
Refreshments will be served at the O'Reilly Catholic Student Center immediately after Benediction (approximately 5:30 pm). A shuttle will take those needing assistance back to St. Agnes.
Click HERE to see the procession path. Participantsl are invited to line the path if they do not want to walk in the procession.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
How long is the procession?
The procession is about .7 miles. With the two stops, the entire event will be about 1 1/2 hours long.
What is the path of the procession?
From the front steps of the Cathedral, South on Jefferson, East on Monroe, South on Holland, inside the O'Reilly Catholic Student Center to the Chapel. The roads will be closed to vehicular traffic during the procession.
What will happen at the two stops?
There will be two altars along the path. Hymns will be sung as the participants gather around the site. Once everyone is gathered, Bishop Johnston will pray a brief prayer and give Benediction. As the procession begins to move to the next station, another hymn will be sung. It is appropriate to kneel during while at the Benediction sites.
What should I wear?
Church atire is appropriate. You might want to wear comfortable walking shoes.
Can I bring a stroller?
Is the path wheelchair accessable?
The majority of the path is wheelchair accessable. There is one stop for Benediction that is in the middle of a grassy field. However, it is not far from sidewalk, so guests in wheelchairs can still participate from the sidewalk.
Can I bring water?
Yes, please do bring water.
What if it rains?
The procession will continue if there is light rain. However, if there is a storm or heavy rain, the procession procession path will probably be adjusted to be around the Cathedral property..
Will the First Communicants have supervision?
One parent of each First Communicant will be asked to process with their child. The other parent and siblings are invited to process with others after the Eucharastic Canopy.
Are there other ways I can participate?
Everyone is invited to participate either within the procession or lining the route. If you are an altar server at your parish or sing in a choir, please contact Michael Kramer at 417-773-2606 or email@example.com to volunteer your services. Deacons and priests are asked to confirm their participation with the Office of Worship.
Can I help?
If you would like to help with set up, tear down, clean up, serving refreshments, etc, please contact Don Carriker at 417-844-5370. We could really use some help from the diocesan community.
Still have questions, you may call 417-350-4637.