On this Sunday June 18th the Procession will start in Ballybricken at 3pm (assembling at 2.45pm) and will head towards Mayor’s Walk, onto Newgate Street, along Michael Street and into John Roberts Square where there will be Benediction.
Bishop of Waterford & Lismore Most Rev Alphonsus Cullinan, who will carry the Blessed Sacrament in the procession, said he is immensely looking forward to the occasion.
“As we walk through the streets accompanying the Lord, we will pray for all the people of the city, county, diocese and beyond, asking God’s blessing on all – families, the sick, those in any need, the lonely, the lost. We pray that God’s peace, protection and wisdom will help us all,” he said.
City of Waterford Brass will provide music along with other city choirs.
Organisers hope that different groups such as the Scouts and members of immigrant communities in Waterford will attend and walk in the Procession as well as First Holy Communion children.
In many different countries, processions will be held for the Feast Day of the Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi being Latin for the Body of Christ.) Pope Francis will lead the procession in Rome this Sunday.