For the past five years, San Fernando Cathedral has sponsored a Eucharistic Procession through the street of downtown San Antonio on the Feast of Corpus Christi to give public witness to the Real Presence of Jesus in the Most Holy Eucharist.
With the encouragement of Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, San Fernando Cathedral invites the entire archdiocese to participate, to make this Most Holy Festival of the Corpus Christi a very special event, with many members of the Body of Christ to sing, honor and praise the Lord present in the Blessed Sacrament.
To make this event joyous and glorious, the faithful bring flower petals to decorate the path so that all can reverence the Lord with the beauty and fragrance of his own creation.
Everyone from each parish in the archdiocese — clergy, religious and laity — are invited to come together as the Body of Christ. As participants process with the Lord, with continuous songs of praise, the faithful will be lined up all along the entire procession route.
As the Lord arrives, flower petals will be thrown on the path at the feet of the Blessed Lord. Participants will then follow the procession to have Final Benediction at San Fernando Cathedral.
This year, the event will begin immediately after the 5 p.m. Vigil Mass on Saturday at San Fernando.
Organizers ask that the faithful find a place along the procession route by 5:30 p.m. and anticipate the approach of the Lord. To find out the exact route of the procession, visit the San Fernando Cathedral website at www.sfcathedral.org.
Volunteers will be positioned on every block that will be identified wearing red T-shirts with a Gold Monstrance on the front, to assist in any way possible.
For questions, contact Dr. William Stewart at (210) 391-4336 or Armando Medina at (210) 240-8228.