Hundreds show faith in Real Presence during Corpus Christi procession (PHOTOS)
Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron holds Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament in the monstrance as he leads a Eucharistic procession from the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament (background) down Chicago Boulevard to Sacred Heart Major Seminary following Mass for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) on June 19. (Melanie Reyes | Special to Detroit Catholic)
DETROIT — Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron led hundreds of Catholics in a two-mile Eucharistic procession June 19, the feast of Corpus Christi, from the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament to Sacred Heart Major Seminary.
The public display of faith in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist kicked off the Archdiocese of Detroit's participation in a three-year National Eucharistic Revival, spearheaded by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in response to declining belief among Catholics.
As they processed, several marchers held hand fans promoting I AM HERE, the archdiocese's joint effort with Hallow to promote stories of the power of Eucharistic adoration.
The procession ended with benediction at Sacred Heart Major Seminary.
(Photos by Matthew Rich and Melanie Reyes | Special to Detroit Catholic)
Deacon Jeremy Schupbach carries the Blessed Sacrament in a monstrance during a two-mile Eucharistic procession from the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament to Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit on June 19, the feast of Corpus Christi. The procession, led by Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron, kicks off a three-year Eucharistic revival in the Archdiocese of Detroit. (Matthew Rich | Special to Detroit Catholic)
A Eucharistic procession passes by houses in the Boston-Edison district on Detroit's northwest side during the feast of Corpus Christi. Passersby knelt in adoration as Jesus in the Eucharist passed, and homeowners stood on their front lawns in awe. (Matthew Rich | Special to Detroit Catholic)
Incense rises ahead of the monstrance as Catholics march in procession with Jesus in the Eucharist along Chicago Boulevard in Detroit. (Matthew Rich | Special to Detroit Catholic)