Thursday, May 24, 2012

Piqua Corpus Christi: 40 Hours, Procession & Benediction

The weekend of Friday, June 8 to Sunday, June 10, we will once again have our annual Corpus Christi celebration in Piqua.

As before, we will have a “40 Hours” of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at Saint Mary Church, beginning at the conclusion of the 8:45 am Mass Friday morning—June 8.

Exposition will continue, on the altar of Saint Mary, until about 4:45 pm—i.e., until shortly before the evening Mass. It will resume after the Saturday evening Mass, and continue through the night. Again, just before 9 am Mass and just before Noon Mass, we will suspend exposition and resume it at the conclusion of Mass.

Important: we ask all our regularly scheduled adorers who take hours in St. Clare Chapel to transfer their hour to St. Mary during this period. To support this effort, we will not have exposition in the chapel during this time—but the chapel will remain open for any who come to visit.

At the conclusion of the Noon Mass, Sunday, June 10, we will line up in church for a procession with the Holy Eucharist, from Saint Mary Church to Saint Boniface Church.

We will complete our procession at Saint Boniface Church with solemn benediction in the church. At the conclusion of this Benediction, exposition of the Holy Eucharist will resume in St. Clare Chapel as before.

Following Benediction, a Pot Luck carry-in meal will be held in the Caserta Center at St. Boniface.

Transportation will be available for any who need a ride from St. Boniface back to St. Mary.

Please call the parish office (937-773-1327) if you wish to help with preparing food, set-up or clean-up, transportation or in any other way.

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