Brisbane’s Corpus Christi procession started and ended at the Cathedral of St Stephen and included prayers, a rosary, hymns, and Benediction led by Archbishop Mark Coleridge.
The Corpus Christi procession is a solemn walk with Jesus, and Brisbane’s CBD saw over 4000 thousand Catholics witness to their faith by walking through the streets on the feast day in a Eucharistic procession behind the Blessed Sacrament; the living presence of God who takes flesh always and everywhere.
There were many cultural communities who came and bared witness. Archbishop Mark said, “we had the Vietnamese, the Filipinos, the Indonesians, the Latin Americans, the Indians, the Pacific Islanders and others – which shows that much of the spiritual energy in the Church in this part of the world and even globally is found in these communities.”
The crowd stretched down the length of almost two city blocks and was a beautiful public witness to the Catholic faith and every person’s belief in the Read Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.
This video showcases the solemn procession and adoration of Jesus.
In his homily Archbishop Mark spoke about the meaning of the feast of Corpus Christi and said “Though we see bread, and though we may see wine… that, in fact, is the body and blood of Christ.”
“This is the living presence of the God who takes flesh.”
“Corpus Christi isn’t just about the extraordinary truth of the real presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, that’s blessed enough, but this feast of Corpus Christi tells us the truth of God, the God who does take flesh – not just once upon a time, but always and everywhere.”
“The God who is with us and who meets us where and as we are,” he said.
Many are looking forward to next year’s Corpus Christi procession.