Thursday, June 23, 2011

AUSTRALIA: ANNUAL CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION EXPECTS 5,000

ARCHDIOCESE OF SYDNEY PRESS RELEASE:

Sydney's Annual Procession of the Blessed Sacrament Feast of Corpus Christi

Walk with Christ on Sunday 26 June 2011 at 2.30pm

Walk with Christ has become a beautiful tradition for the city of Sydney. Come and join thousands of Catholic faithful as they walk in procession and witness to the presence of Jesus Christ in our world today. The Bishops will lead the Procession carrying the Blessed Sacrament. We need your voices! Join us to sing, pray and share our faith. Cardinal Pell will conclude the ceremony with Solemn Benediction.

Starting at 2:30pm at St Patrick's Church Hill (near Wynyard Station), the procession will travel along Grosvenor St, George St, Hunter St, Macquarie St ending at St Mary's Cathedral.

This special event of prayer and adoration will be accompanied by various choirs, including The Seminary of the Good Shepherd. You can join in the hymns and prayers along the route, - make sure you get a copy of your free program and songbook at St Patrick's Church Hill.

The Procession will culminate at St Mary's Cathedral, with the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Solemn Benediction. Participants will be able to join in prayers from the spacious Forecourt.

Prayers are expected to conclude at 4:30pm.

So don't miss this uplifting event! Bring family, - and friends walk with Christ and share our faith.



There is a particular need to cultivate a lively awareness of Christ's real presence, both in the celebration of Mass and in the worship of the Eucharist outside Mass.

Pope John Paul II, Mane Nobiscum Domine, n. 18.

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For more information on the coordinating agency, CREDO, visit www.credosydney.org or phone 02 9390 5996.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I WAS THERE AND IT WAS AWESOME.

THERE WOULD HAVE HAD TO BE MORE THAN 5000 AS I DID NOT PUT MY NAME DOWN, NOR DID A NUMBER OF THOSE THAT WERE AROUND ME. THE SOUND OF THE AVE AS WE CAME ALONG HUNTER STREET, BEING NARROW WAS SKIN TINGLING. THE WOMAN NEXT TO ME WAS CRYING FOR THE SHEER BEAUTY OF IT. IT WAS ALSO OUR LADY'S DAY AS THE SKY WAS "MARY" BLUE AND THEREFORE THE AVE AFTER EACH DECADE OF THE LUMINOUS MYSTERIES EVEN MORE BREATHTAKING. THANBK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU AND MAY GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU ESPECIALLY CARDINAL PELL FOR ALLOWING THIS TO HAPPEN.