The Eucharist Has the Power to Unite: St. Veronica Church Corpus Christi Procession June 14, 2009
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Howell, NJ (May 26, 2009) - St. Veronica Church today announced its Fourth Annual Corpus Christi Procession on Sunday, June 14, 2009 following the 12 noon mass at approximately 1:20pm.
The Corpus Christi Procession will begin on the Mall area across from the Church led by St. Veronica Pastor Father Brendan Williams and the 2009 Communicants. More than 200 parishioners, people from neighboring parishes and Communicants have participated in past Processions led in song and praise by St. Veronica's music ministries.
In a May 22, 2008 mass celebrating the feast of Corpus Christi on the plaza in front of the basilica of St. John Lateran, Pope Benedict XVI noted in his homily: "The Eucharist has the power to unite people, strengthen them and remind them that only God is worthy of worship. Unity is 'the truth and the strength of the Christian revolution.' Around the Eucharist, people diverse on account of age, sex, social condition (and) political ideology gather and become one."
"Our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI is calling for Corpus Christi as an opportunity to strengthen unity in our Church community," said Father Brendan Williams, pastor of St. Veronica Church. "We celebrate this feast of Corpus Christi, also known as the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, with masses, novenas, special devotions, and religious processions as one of the main public proclamations of the institution of the Holy Eucharist." Father Williams encourages other parishes within the area to participate in the Procession.
Once the Blessed Sacrament is returned to the tabernacle, the celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi will continue with an old-fashioned Church Picnic on the St. Veronica Mall area, complete with food, music, games, fun and fellowship!
"We look forward to having all of our ministries unite as 'one bread and one body' to publicly proclaim our Lord Jesus Christ during our Procession and picnic," added Father Williams.
For more information, contact Len Abbazia at (917) 617-1574 or Lma1224@optonline.net or visit www.stveronica.com.
As baptized Roman Catholic Christians, fully alive in the Holy Spirit, St. Veronica Church radically proclaims our call to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ. United with the Universal Church and centered in the celebration of the Eucharist, we recognize our call to holiness and transformation, leading us to experience a new springtime of evangelization. We strive to make our community a genuine school of prayer, where the faithful may fix their eyes on Christ until their hearts burn within them. St. Veronica's is a very active Parish Community. We have several ministries to address the needs of our parish and local community. For more information, visit us online at www.stveronica.com.
St. Veronica Church
http://www.stveronica.com NJ, 07731-3378 US
Len Abbazia - Marketing Advisor, 917 6171574
St. Veronica, Corpus Christi
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