Parishes to hold processions for Feast of Corpus Christi

Several parishes in the Diocese of Sioux City will commemorate the Feast of Corpus Christi, on June 3, with a procession – a tradition in which the Blessed Sacrament is processed around the parish property and/or town. Check with your parish for more information.

ALGONA – Following the 10:45 a.m. Mass, the procession will begin in St. Cecelia Church, continue around the large church grounds and concluding in the Memorial Garden with a picnic. This is the ninth year in “modern” times the procession has been held.

BREDA – Procession will start at the end of the 10 a.m. Mass at St. Bernard Church. Father Mark Stoll will transport the monstrance under the Eucharistic Procession Canopy around the church property. The monstrance will be placed on the church altar for a brief period of adoration, followed by benediction and the concluding song. The Eucharistic Miracles exhibit will be on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the former St. Bernard gym.

DENISON – St. Rose of Lima’s procession will commence after the 11 a.m. Mass. Participants will make their way to three stations on the parish grounds, with prayer at each station. The parish has hosted the procession for six years.

FORT DODGE – Holy Trinity Parish Webster County will begin its procession following the 5 p.m. Mass at Corpus Christi Church. It will proceed through the downtown streets of Fort Dodge and end at Sacred Heart Church. Adoration and benediction will conclude the event, with a dessert reception to follow. The event has been taking place for 18 years.

HOSPERS – St. Anthony Church will have a Corpus Christi procession following the 10 a.m. Mass. The event begins in the church, going onto the church grounds, including the cemetery, returning through the playground and back to the church.

OYENS – St. Catherine Church will celebrate for the 118th year in a row the Feast of Corpus Christi with a 1 p.m. Mass, followed by a procession to the two chapels located on the property and back to the church. After the procession, there will be a lunch at St. Catherine School.

SIOUX CITY – Last year was the first year for Holy Cross Parish to host a procession. This year’s 1.8-mile walk will begin at noon at St. Michael Church. Indian Hills Shopping Center is the first stop where a litany will be recited. The second will be Tott’s Conoco Auto Center, with another litany. Individuals may drive to each station or take the trolley. The procession will conclude at Blessed Sacrament with benediction and refreshments.

WILLEY – St. Mary Church will host a procession following the 8:30 a.m. Mass, beginning at the church, and moving around the cemetery to each of the Stations of the Cross.


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