Catholics groups across Ireland have been invited to attend the annual Cork Eucharistic Procession this Sunday, in a celebration of witnessing to the Faith.
The Procession, now in its 93rd year, commenced in 1926 when a group of businessmen in the city approached the then Bishop, Daniel Coholan, with a view to having a Eucharistic Procession in the city to mark the Feast of Corpus Christi. Since then it has become a feature of Catholic life in Cork.
Speaking about the importance of the Procession, Bishop of Cork and Ross, John Buckley, said: “Our Faith is not something that we celebrate behind closed doors, it is something that is meant to affect our daily lives. Five years ago, while speaking at the Procession, Archbishop Brown said that we worship Jesus in our churches for fifty-one Sundays of the year. On the Feast of Corpus Christi, we worship Him publicly in the streets.
“We should seek opportunities to celebrate our Faith in public and give witness to the Faith that has been given to us. The Eucharistic Procession is an ideal way of doing that.”