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Kristi K. Higgins

PETERSBURG – Approximately 75 people walked through downtown Petersburg in the Corpus Christi procession after the 11:30 am Mass.

Corpus Christi is the festival that honors the body and blood of Christ and is also known as the celebration of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.

“Today we celebrate the mystery of the real presence of the body and blood of Christ in the Eucharist, which unites our denomination,” said the Catholic Church of St. Joseph on its website.

The Feast of Corpus Christi originated in France in the middle of the 13th century and was extended to the entire church by Pope Urban IV in 1264.

The members of St. Joseph, led by Rev. Brian Capuano, and the members of St. Petersburg Council 694, Knights of Columbus, walked through Old Towne, starting at the church, and walking down Sycamore Street and Bank Street, down Adams Street and back to church at 151 W. Washington St.

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