The Corpus Christi Procession will take place in Kilmovee on this Sunday afternoon, June 23rd, at 4.00pm.
We invite as many as possible from the parish to attend and especially welcome children from the First Communion Class of 2019 to join us in procession. The procession will start and conclude in Kilmovee Parish Church with some prayer and time for reflection.
The path of the procession, is the usual one, up towards the Parochial House, down the avenue, back to the crossroads – where we will stop and seek God’s blessing on all roads leading to and from our parish and pray for safety on our roads – we will continue to the church where there will be some prayer and our gathering will conclude with Benediction.
Why have a procession? The answer lies somewhere in a desire to show reverence for Eucharist and to remind ourselves that the Eucharist is not something solely reserved to churches or tabernacles.
Rather it is a truly the Real Presence. We are reminded of the disciples asking Jesus: “Where do you live?” and his response: “Come and see.” The procession reminds us that Jesus lives where people walk and gather. He is found on our streets and in our homes but we must have the eyes to see and the ears to hear.
In the past the Corpus Christi Procession was a big event, especially so in bigger towns and cities. Maybe in our gathering today at 4pm – a gathering not linked with Mass time, we are being given a chance to make something of it once again, as a Faith Event in our parish.
So, if you are free at all for about half an hour or so on this Sunday afternoon, please come along, join in and pray with the procession.
Keep an eye open over the next few days for some exciting news about Kilmovee Info