I got a question from a reader:
This summer I’ve been assigned to a small rural parish in the diocese … and my pastor and I have been talking about doing a Corpus Christi procession. He’s excited by the idea, and I’m gently trying to convince him to do a procession around the downtown block where the church is, rather than just the parking lot … more of a witness to our neighbors. :)
My question: is a canopy required for a Eucharistic procession? Every photo I’ve seen online seems to imply yes. You’re the best person I could think of to ask. Sorry to bother you with this question … I know you get tons of email and so on.
Secondly (ok that’s two questions!): Is there any official rite for a Eucharistic procession?
Some of you will have specific information for this questioner.
What I am also interested are stories about how you may have gotten a Eucharistic Procession organized at your parish or chapel. Let’s have some stories and practical pointers.