Feast of Corpus Christi
Join us for the Eucharistic Procession and Celebration on the Feast of Corpus Christi, Sunday, June 11, 2023
10:00 A.M. Mass
11:00 A.M. Eucharistic Procession around the streets of
Fennimore near the church
12:00 P.M. Food and fun for the whole family
2:00 P.M. Raffle Drawing
2:30 P.M. Close bids for Silent Auction
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
960 Jefferson Street, Fennimore
Feast of Corpus Christi Celebration - 2023
Members of the Queen of All Saints Catholic Parish in Fennimore are busy planning for the 2023 celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi. The celebration begins with a Eucharistic Procession of the Blessed Sacrament around the streets of Fennimore near the church for about an hour, following the 10 a.m. Mass on Sunday, June 11. Members pray the rosary, sing songs of worship and offer prayers to honor Our Lord.
Members of the local parish and neighboring parishes join Catholics around the world in celebrating Christ in the Eucharist. The Corpus Christi procession is an outward demonstration of Catholic faith and belief in the Real Presence of the Risen Christ, under the appearance of the Consecrated host to honor Our Lord’s institution of the most Holy Eucharist. These processions enable Christians to give public witness to their faith and give glory to God. It is believed that Corpus Christi processions date back to the 14 th century. They are held throughout the world. Processing through the community with the Blessed Sacrament on the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) is a venerable Church tradition. It is one time when Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament is exposed, not just to faithful Catholics, but to all the world. It is also a wonderful way in which we can show our love for our neighbors by bringing Our Lord and Savior closer to them.
Following the procession, at about noon, a celebration with grilled sandwiches, home-made potato chips, home-baked pies, ice cream, beverages, games, inflatables and music will be enjoyed at the parish lawn across from the church at 960 Jefferson Street in Fennimore. The event includes a raffle with cash prizes, numerous gift certificates and other prizes. Raffle tickets are available for $5 each or 3 tickets for $10. The raffle drawing will be held at 2 p.m. There will also be a silent auction with about 25 items including a week-long stay in a time-share resort, an airplane ride with a local pilot for two people, a collector convertible ride for two people and gift certificates to local ice cream shops, a meat bundle, several themed gift baskets and much more. Bidding for the silent auction will close at 2:30 p.m. Game prizes, raffle gift certificates and silent auction items are donated by parish members for the event.
The Mass, procession, and festival are open to the public. Everyone is welcome to join in the celebration.