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Corpus Christi 2024



The feast of Corpus Christi at St. John Cantius Church is an important and unforgettable experience for parishioners and visitors alike. Flowers and incense prepare the way for the Blessed Sacrament, and elaborate chalk designs adorn the pathways to the four altars prepared for the procession.


Corpus Christi Schedule:


Thursday, May 30th - Corpus Christi


7:00 am - Sung Mass: 2002 Missal (English)

8:00 am - Low Mass: 1962 Missal (Latin)

7:15 pm - High Mass: 1962 Missal (Latin)

Sunday, June 2nd - External Solemnity of Corpus Christi.

Please note the changed schedule below.


7:30am Recited Mass (2002, Latin)


9:00am Sung Mass (2002, English)


11:00am Sung Mass (2002, Latin)*

Corpus Christi Procession


5:00pm Sung Mass (2002, English)


* There will be no Confessions heard during the 11:00am Mass. Due to the length of the Mass & Procession we will not have the 12:30pm Mass. 


The 11:00 am Mass will be followed by an outdoor procession with the Blessed Sacrament in the parish gardens. The Feast of Corpus Christi (traditionally celebrated on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday), recalls how Jesus instituted this Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist on Maundy Thursday. Thomas Aquinas considered the Eucharist to be the greatest of all sacraments. Thus it is fitting that such a feast exists to specially commemorate the Eucharist. The Catechism summarizes this teaching of the importance of the Eucharist:


The Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life.” “The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch.” (1324)
 

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