On Sunday, June 6th, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church held a driving procession to commemorate Corpus Christi Sunday. Father Juan Jose Ibarra and Father Pablo Cesar Cisneros led the beautiful procession, reverently lifting high a monstrance with the Blessed Sacrament.
About 20 cars followed the main truck in which the priests rode. Father Juan Jose and Father Pablo stopped at Meridian Care Nursing Home to bless the elderly. Along the way, people from the community came out of their homes when they heard the music and the cars honking. Upon seeing the Blessed Sacrament, they smiled with great joy!
“This is the first time Our Lady of Guadalupe Church has held a procession, and it was wonderful to see all of the participation from our parishioners,” commented Father Juan Jose.
Pope Urban IV established the Feast of Corpus Christi in 1264 in honor of the Blessed Sacrament. At the time, many theologians were debating the true presence of Christ in the consecrated bread and wine. When a doubtful German priest, Father Peter of Prague, celebrated Mass while in Rome, blood seeped from the consecrated host onto the altar and corporal during the consecration prayer.
Let us renew our belief in the true presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament!