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Diocesan Eucharistic Procession planned for Corpus Christi June 19

By The Northern Cross 

The Diocese of Duluth will hold a Eucharistic Procession from the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary in Duluth to St. Mary Star of the Sea parish downtown on June 19, the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. Catholics from all across the diocese are invited to participate. 

The event is scheduled in connection with the what U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have described as a Eucharistic Revival, a three-year initiative meant to bolster faith in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, especially in the wake of polls suggesting many Catholics do not fully understand this aspect of the faith. 

Events will begin June 19 with Eucharistic Adoration at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, which will begin following the 10:30 a.m. Mass and extend until 3 p.m., when the procession will begin. 

After the procession reaches St. Mary Star of the Sea, the events will conclude with a communal celebration of Evening Prayer and Benediction with the Blessed Sacrament. 

Busing will be provided to get people from St. Mary Star of the Sea back to the Cathedral. 

Corpus Christi is a feast day in the liturgical calendar each year celebrating the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. In addition to the celebration of the Mass, it is often marked by processions with the Blessed Sacrament, held in a monstrance, as a sign of devotion and as a public witness to faith in the Eucharist.