Jesus Walks Through Elizabethtown Today
On this Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ commonly called Corpus Christi Sunday, we will be carrying the Eucharistic Jesus in procession from the church on the hill down to the historic church. We will be bearing testimony to our faith in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. We will do so prayerfully, singing in praise and adoration of our Living Lord as we lift him high in the monstrance through Elizabethtown. We will be praying for healing and unity, that he restores life to its proper order, for a renewal of faith and a new beginning for our church and community.
Please come with faith and devotional love. You will need these graces to accompany Jesus through our town. Just as in the Gospel, people flock to Jesus, seeking his mercy and blessings; we will gather around Jesus asking for his needed help. He will grant us our desires if they are according to his will; let's approach him in faith, love, and spirit of adoration.
We shall be processing after the 10:30 AM mass. The children will lead, strewing the paths Jesus would walk with flowers. They will be followed by the liturgical ministers, Guards of St. Michael, and altar servers, bearing the torches and thurifer in symbolic honor and liturgical worship of Jesus, the Light of the world. The priest carrying the monstrance will be protected by a liturgical canopy, all in adoration of Jesus, really present in the Eucharistic host. The crowd of worshippers, publicly singing and praying, will follow. Let us hail and praise Jesus. Adoro te devote---let us adore him devoutly, our Lord and Saviour.
Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist. He will be passing by today. Let us come out in large numbers to walk closer with Jesus and venerate him. It is Christ himself who will walk through our town. This is our faith.
In Christ who loves us,
Fr. Bernard, OP