Corpus Christi processions across the diocese:
Petersburg, Staunton, Lexington

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St. Joseph, Petersburg (above)

Father Gino Rossi, pastor of St. Joseph, Petersburg, led a Corpus Christi procession through the streets of Old Towne Petersburg on Sunday, June 2. Petersburg Police closed down roads for the faithful as they prayed and walked with the Holy Eucharist through the city. Father Rossi stopped at St. Joseph School to pray for the school community. Three members of the Knights of Columbus Council 694 helped carry the processional canopy, also called the baldachin, over the Blessed Sacrament.


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St. Francis of Assisi, Staunton (right)

Parishioners of St. Francis of Assisi, Staunton, say they were excited to be back in their church in time for their 21st annual Corpus Christi procession, led by the pastor, Father Matthias Lusembo. The church had been under renovation since last July, with Masses moved to the parish hall. Members of the 2nd grade CCD class had received their first Holy Communion the day before, and participated in the procession, as well as this year’s RCIA class – three of whom held the canopy for the procession. The rain held off, and the cloudy weather kept things cool for the 0.6 mile walk in downtown Staunton.  The procession ended inside the church with Benediction.


St. Patrick, Lexington (below)

The rain stopped just in time for parishioners of St. Patrick, Lexington, to celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ after the late morning Mass on Sunday, June 2, with a traditional outdoor procession in honor of the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Eucharist, led by Father J. Maxwell Appiagyei, pastor of St. Patrick.


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Read about the procession at Holy Cross, Lynchburg.


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