Corpus Christi celebrations bring Eucharistic Jesus to local city, town streets (PHOTOS)

Deacon David Pellican carries a monstrance with the Blessed Sacrament exposed in procession down Woodward Avenue near the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament on June 23. The feast of Corpus Christi, which celebrates the Church's belief in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, is marked in many parishes with processions, adoration and devotions. (Photos by Valaurian Waller | Detroit Catholic)

Archbishop leads procession along Woodward Avenue, bringing Christ to cathedral neighborhood 

DETROIT — The feast of Corpus Christi, or the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, celebrates the Church's deep faith in the Real Presence of Jesus in the holy Eucharist.

Following the Ascension, Pentecost and the feast of the Most Holy Trinity, Corpus Christi Sunday is the last major Sunday feast following the joyful Easter season. 

As Ordinary Time begins again in the Church, many parishes mark the feast of Corpus Christi with public celebrations — including Eucharistic processions — to bring Christ to the public square in a spirit of evangelization.

On Sunday, June 23, Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron led hundreds of devout faithful in one such Eucharistic procession around the neighborhood of the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Here are some photos from the celebration: