FAIRFIELD COUNTY- Eucharistic Processions will take place in multiple towns throughout the Diocese of Bridgeport on Sunday, June 23rd, the Feast of Corpus Christi.
The Feast of Corpus Christi was instituted in 1264 by Pope Urban IV. Also known as the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, this day celebrates in a special way the Holy Eucharist, which Catholics believe is truly the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As Catholics unite to witness the Exposition of Christ and walk in the Procession, they are uniting and walking with Christ.
“The Eucharist is not merely a symbol of Jesus. The Eucharist is not just a reminder of Jesus. The Eucharist is not blessed bread,” said Father Marcello, pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Trumbull. “The Eucharist is Jesus Christ himself: body, blood, soul, and divinity.”
Below is a list of parishes and towns hosting Corpus Christi Processions:
St. Catherine of Siena
Address: 220 Shelton Rd., Trumbull
Time and Location: Following the 10:30 am Mass; one mile, down Shelton Road and to the Nichols Improvement Association field, Father Marcello will hold benediction at the gazebo, before returning to the Church.
St. Theresa Parish
Address: 5301 Main St, Trumbull, CT 06611
Time and Location:
Following the Noon Mass there will be a procession in honor of the Most Holy Body and Precious Blood of our Lord. Sandwiches and refreshments will be served in the Gym following the procession.
St. Ann Parish
Address: 481 Brewster St., Bridgeport
Time and Location: Following the 11 am Communion Mass.
Danbury Parishes: St. Peter Church-St. Joseph Church
Address: St. Peter Church, 104 Main St, Danbury- 8 Robinson Ave., Danbury
Time and Location: The Holy Hour will begin at St. Peter Church at 1 pm. The Procession will commence at 2 pm. The procession will make its way through Danbury and end at St. Joseph Church with a light reception.
Deanery G (Norwalk, Darien and New Canaan)
Address: St. Matthew Church, 216 Scribner Avenue, Norwalk-St. Ladislaus Church,25 Cliff Ave., Norwalk
Time and Location: Beginning at 3 pm.
St. Mary Parish, Greenwich
Address: 178 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich CT
Time and Location: The choir will participate in the 5:15 pm Mass, which will be followed by a procession with Solemn Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.