Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Christ on the streets of Cork

Some of the teenagers who took part in this year's Procession in Cork.

I took part in the Eucharistic Procession, now in its 90th year, here in Cork city on Sunday. It takes place annually on the Feast of Corpus Christi - The Body of Christ. 

There was a great group of young people from S.H.A.R.E. with us in the procession. We assembled in the grounds of the Cathedral of St Mary and St Anne and processed to Daunt Square in the heart of the city. 

Bishop John Buckley followed the procession with the Blessed Sacrament. We were accompanied along the way with prayers, reflections and hymns. 

Archbishop Kieran O'Reilly of Cashel and Emily, who is a past pupil of the Presentation Brothers, was the guest preacher this year.

A Eucharistic Procession is a public witness to the faith. It celebrates the presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. Our faith does not belong in the safety of the church. We are expected to take our faith into the world. The Procession reminds us of that challenge. 

If you would like to follow Christ as a Presentation Brother, get in touch with me at vocation@PresentationBrothers.org 

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