Corpus Christi processions, June 3


Sunday, June 3, is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, also known as “Corpus Christi.” Several parishes throughout the Jefferson City diocese have planned outdoor processions of the Most Blessed Sacrament to mark the feastday and give public witness to their worship of Christ in His Most Blessed Sacrament. All are encouraged to participate, especially those who recently received their First Holy Communion or who were recently confirmed or are newly initiated into the Church. Here are times and locations for some of the local observances, including processions of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Each will be held on Sunday unless otherwise stated.

Columbia — Outdoor procession after the 11:30 a.m. Mass in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, with stops for prayers outside the school, then back to the church.

Hermitage — Procession at the end of the 10 a.m. Mass in St. Berdadette Church.

Linn — Outdoor procession after the 10 a.m. Mass in St. George Church, stopping for prayers in the parking lot of Morton’s Funeral Home, then back to the church for Benediction. Refreshments will follow in the church hall.

Moberly — Outdoor procession after the 11 a.m. Mass in St. Pius X Church, to prayer altars on the playground, followed by a concluding prayer in the church.

Montgomery City — Outdoor procession after 10 a.m. Mass in Immaculate Conception Church.

Rich Fountain — Outdoor procession after the 6 p.m. Mass on Saturday, June 2, in Sacred Heart Church.

St. Elizabeth — Outdoor procession around the church after the 10 a.m. Mass in St. Lawrence Church, concluding with Benediction in the church.

St. Thomas — Outdoor procession through the town after the 10 a.m. Mass in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, with Rosary prayers between stops outside parishioners’ homes, then back to church for Benediction.

Sedalia — 3 p.m. prayer service in St. Patrick Church, followed by an outdoor procession to Sacred Heart Church, concluding with prayers and Benediction.

Westphalia — Outdoor procession after the 10 a.m. Mass in St. Joseph Church, with three stops for prayers at altars of repose around the neighborhood.