The Catholic Leader

A CROSS, flags and a team of flower girls paved the way for the Blessed Sacrament and more than 100 believers to pray for a Corpus Christi procession today at Our Lady of Victories Church in Bowen Hills.

The procession took place after the Polish Mass and was led by the chaplain of the Polish Catholic Community, Br. Grzegorz Gawel.

The procession was attended by members of the English Mass Congregation in Bowen Hills as well as Catholics from across the Archdiocese of Brisbane.

The festival comes at a time when many Catholics around the world are unable to perform a procession because of the pandemic.

Pope Francis, who usually conducts the traditional papal procession outside Vatican City, will celebrate the festival again at the altar of St. Peter’s Basilica.

During his general audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis urged Catholics to study the meaning of Corpus Christi.

He said the Eucharist is a source of much-needed support in difficult times.

Prayerfully: More than 100 believers gathered for the Corpus Christi procession.

“In the Eucharist, which is a mystery of love and glory, we find the source of grace and light that illuminate our path in life,” he said.

The feast of the Holy Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, Corpus Christi, was officially introduced by Pope Urban IV in 1264.

It was introduced in the Church at a time when there were many Eucharistic mistakes that Pope Urban and others wanted to correct.