Monday, 7 June 2010

Corpus Christi in Cork

Members travelled to Cork this morning to participate in the Corpus Christi procession. First, they attended the 12 noon Mass in the Extraordinary Form in St. Peter and Paul's Church.

After Mass we attended the Corpus Christi Procession from the North Cathedral through the streets of Cork City. Here is a participant's eye view of the procession looking back towards the canopy sheltering the Blessed Sacrament carried by the Bishop of Cork and Ross, escorted by officers of the Defence Forces and followed by the Lord Mayor and members of the Corporation of Cork City, then looking forward, down the hill towards the River Lee past the Indian community with their native costumes and umbrellas.

Finally the procession reached the centre of the City. Benediction was given to the assembled thousands of Corkonians (and visitors) from a prepared platform on the Grand Parade.

St. Finbar of Cork, pray for us!