NYC – Manhattan 7 June Corpus Christi Solemn TLM with Eucharistic Procession around Herald Square

For those of you in or around Manhattan, there will be a Solemn Mass Thursday, 7 June, at 6 PM for the Feast of Corpus Christi at the Church of the Holy Innocents (37th between Broadway and 7th) followed by an outdoor Procession with the Blessed Sacrament (weather permitting) around Herald Square in Manhattan.

The procession will conclude with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at the Church of the Holy Innocents.

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  1. Sixupman says:

    In England & Wales the Hierarchy have transferred the Feast to the Sunday, whilst my local church [great aged priest could charm the birds off the trees] has marked it down as The Visitiation. The Cof E, of course, refer to to-day as Corpus Christi – they work on the Old Calendar – the World has gone nuts.

  2. David A says:

    May you have perfect weather, the sun shining and the wind whispering in Latin.

  3. JonPatrick says:

    I would love to go to a EF Corpus Christi Mass and procession. There were 2 today in my area (both Missa Cantata) but unfortunately during my working hours. Oddly enough, the only Corpus Christi I have attended was in my Episcopal days, a Solemn High Mass at St. Clemens, Philadelphia with procession around the church and singing of the Pange Lingua. When I swam the Tiber in 1999, I found that for most parishes the feast was moved to Sunday and was basically an ordinary Sunday Mass, with maybe the singing of “I am the Bread of Life”. Next year I will take time off and get to one.

  4. It might be mentioned that–unlike Ascension Thursday Sunday which is debatable on its face–the celebration of the EF Mass of Corpus Christi as an external solemnity on the second Sunday after Pentecost is entirely “legit”, and has been since the late 1800s when Pope Leo XIII gave an indult to this effect for the U.S.

    Also, 1962 Rubric 358a provides for celebration “by right” of the Mass of the Most Sacred Heart on the third Sunday after Pentecost (rather than on its proper date of the preceding Friday).

  5. JonPatrick says:

    Yes celebrating Corpus Christi on Sunday may be legit but then you lose the connection with the last supper which occurred on a Thursday.

    Also I wonder if the indulgences from attending the Mass on Thursday still apply if one attends the one translated to Sunday?

    I was able to attend last night after all (Deo Gratias) , although unable to stay for the procession. In the homily father gave a brief history of the origin of the feast with St. Juliana which I was not aware of.

  6. NoraLee9 says:

    My daughter Catherine met me there, after her Irish Step class was finished. The Mass ran an hour and a half. I had to leave to bring dinner home to a very tired Papoo, but Catherine stayed for the procession, and made it back to Woodside, Queens, by about 9:00PM. She said the whole thing was beautiful. I was amazed by the sheer amount of people present. I am sure someone out there has pictures of the event. I lost my glasses half way through (they ended up in the bottom of my purse) and couldn’t see well enough at a distance to take any. (Phooey!). In any case, the whole thing was great. I am probably headed down to the demonstration for Religious Freedom on Wall Street today…. Oh to be a Catholic in New York, and to be retired relatively young…. Thank you, G-d.

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