Procession Map

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The Eucharist is the source and summit of the whole Christian life. A Eucharistic Procession, therefore, is a public witness of the veneration toward the most holy Eucharist. It takes place in this way: A consecrated host – that is, the real and substantial presence of Jesus Christ: body, blood, soul and divinity – is placed within a monstrance, which is then lifted and carried by a bishop and/or priest who leads the faithful in procession.

Our procession will take place on a very important feast day in our Catholic church, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ also known as the Solemnity of Corpus Christi.  It is common to hold processions on this feast day as a way to focus on the Eucharist and publicly express our faith through adoration. The Solemnity of Corpus Christi is also the kickoff for the parish year of the USCCB’s National Eucharistic Revival. The hope for this procession is to promote unity among the faithful of our local Catholic churches through an encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ, truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. This procession is also the first of its kind for the Bloomington-Lincoln Vicariate.

The Eucharistic Procession will be held at 2pm Sunday, June 11, 2023 at Central Catholic High School in Bloomington. Please gather at the southeast corner of the track where the statue of Our Blessed Mother is located.

You may park in the Central Catholic High School parking lot. There is also plenty of public parking at the adjacent McGraw Park.

The event is expected to last between 60-90 minutes.

The Procession will begin with Exposition and a reflection by Bishop Louis Tylka. After time in prayer, we will begin to process around McGraw Park, singing the hymns of St. Thomas Aquinas and the Litany of the Holy Eucharist. The route includes stops at 3 altars where scripture passages will be read for a time of prayer and reflection. The event will end with Benediction and the prayer of Divine Praises.

Yes. We encourage you to download our digital program (coming soon). A limited amount of printed programs will also be available on site.

All are welcome! Please bring your family, friends, and neighbors! But no pets, please.

Yes! We will have someone lead hymns and reflections for all those who are unable to walk in the procession. Feel free to bring a lawn chair if you desire.

All recent First Holy Communicants are invited to attend in their First Communion attire (optional). You will have a special role in the procession. Please arrive by 1:45 pm.

Yes, public restrooms are located just north of the McGraw Park tennis courts.

View the sign up for volunteers HERE.