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On Corpus Christi, the Church throughout the world celebrates a special feast in honor of the sacrament of Christ's Body and Blood, his real and living presence in our midst.

Choirs accompany the procession with songs in honor of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion join the procession.

Corpus Christi is a day for joy and celebration: Christ is with us on our journey!

In the Eucharist, we become what we receive...

...we are the Body of Christ.

We are called to take our faith to the streets--

--every single day.

The children who made their First Holy Communion this year read the Prayers of the Faithful and joined the procession, scattering flower petals to prepare the way for Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.

It's OK to have fun on Corpus Christi!

The Elliott Bay Pipe Band, led by Cathedral Piper Tyrone Heade

Jesus lives and walks in the midst of his people.

The procession ends with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament on Terry Avenue.

"May we all one bread, one body be, in this blest sacrament of unity!"

"Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the altar."

"Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him.
Just as the living Father sent me and I have life because of the Father,
so also the one who feeds on me will have life because of me." (John 6:56-57)

"This is the bread that came down from heaven...
whoever eats this bread will live forever." (John 6:58)



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