Hundreds to attend Feast of Corpus Christi traditional procession
Our Lady of the Rosary Roman Catholic Church, 478 McKenzie Street, will be celebrating the feast of Corpus Christi with a Traditional Solemn Procession on Sunday, May 29th at 11:00 a.m., following the Tradtional Latin Mass (Solemn High Mass with Celebrant, Deacon and Subdeacon), which will be offered at 9:30 a.m.
Rev. Fr. Pfluger, First Assistant to Bishop Fellay, Superior General of the Priestly Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), will be travelling from the headquarters of the SSPX in Switzerland to lead the Corpus Christi Procession.
Hundreds of Catholics will be participating, with familes and faithful travelling from different parts of Winnipeg, Manitoba and neighbouring Saskatchewan and North-West Ontario.
The church invites Catholics to attend and to set a new record by making it the largest Corpus Christi solemn traditional procession in the history of the city.
The Most Blessed Sacrament will be carried under canopy by the Priest assisted by the deacon and the subdeacon, along with the Cross bearer, candle bearers, altar boys, thurifers, Catholic associations with processional banners, and faithful. The Police will escort the procession. The rosary will be prayed during the procession, interspersed with traditional hymns in English and Latin.
Last year, Our Lady of the Rosary Roman Catholic Church held the largest Corpus Christi traditional procession in Winnipeg in five decades.
The procession will proceed from Our Lady of the Rosary Roman Catholic Church, 478 McKenzie Street, to East on Church Ave, along McGregor St., Mountain Ave., Arlington St., West on Church Ave. to Sinclair Park for Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament at the Altar of Repose. It will then proceed back East on Machray Ave., returning to the church for final prayers and the singing of Tantum Ergo, Oremus Pro Pontifice and Adoremus in Aeternum.
The feast of Corpus Christi (Latin for Body of Christ) was established in AD 1246 by Bishop Robert de Thorete of Liège at the suggestion of St. Juliana of Mont Cornillon. It was extended to the universal Catholic Church by Pope Urban IV in AD 1264, granting many indulgences to the faithful for the attendance at Mass and at the Office.
Corpus Christi is a Latin Rite liturgical solemnity of the Roman Catholic Church to commemorate the institution of the Holy Eucharist and the Real Presence in the Holy Eucharist.
The office was composed by the Angelic Doctor, St. Thomas Aquinas, at the request of the Pope. It is one of the most beautiful pieces of the Divine Office of the Roman Catholic Church, and has been admired by millions of people over the centuries.
Our Lady of the Rosary Roman Catholic Church is under the priestly care of the Society of St. Pius X.
For more information, please visit: www.sspx.ca