On the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, Sunday, May 29, Bishop Malesic invites the faithful of the Diocese of Greensburg to join with him in celebrating Mass and participating in a Eucharistic Procession among the churches of the Connellsville Catholic Community.
Bishop Malesic will be the principal celebrant and homilist for the 11:30 a.m. Mass to be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church. Following Mass, the Eucharistic Procession will proceed to St. John the Evangelist Church, where a service of praise and adoration will be offered. Following this service, the Eucharistic Procession will continue to St. Rita Church, where the closing celebration, including the Eucharistic Blessing, will be offered. A light reception will follow in the St. Rita Parish Hall.
The Order for the Solemn Exposition of the Holy Eucharist reminds us: "In processions in which the Eucharist is carried through the streets solemnly with singing, the Christian people give public witness of faith and to their devotion to this sacrament ... The annual procession on the solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ has a special importance and meaning ... It is therefore desirable to continue this procession when it can truly be a sign of common faith and adoration."
All are welcome to join in this time of praise and adoration.
For questions about this event, please contact Becky Bouille in the Office for Worship at 724-837-0901.