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Archives Bishop urges all to attend Corpus Chrisi celebration

May 15, 2013

Ogdensburg -  Bishop Terry R. LaValley is encouraging all Catholics in the Diocese of Ogdensburg to participate in the diocesan celebration of the Solemnity of Corpus Christi June 2.

This observance will provide an opportunity for Catholics to show their faith in the Eucharist during this Year of Faith.

Weather-permitting, the day will include a Eucharistic procession through the streets of Ogdensburg.

The celebration begins at 9:30 a.m. with Mass at Notre Dame Church.

After the liturgy, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for adoration until 2 p.m.

This time period will include a special Holy Hour, from 11 a.m. to 12, during which the diocesan Church will unite with Pope Francis and the Church worldwide in an hour of adoration and gratitude for the Eucharist.

At 2 p.m., a Eucharistic Procession will leave Notre Dame Church, journeying through the streets of Ogdensburg, to St. Mary’s Cathedral.

At the cathedral, from 3 p.m. to 4, there will be time for  choral praise and  Eucharistic adoration as Well as a homily delivered by Bishop LaValley.

The celebration will conclude at 4 p.m. with Solemn Evening Prayer and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

Following Benediction, there will be a reception on the cathedral grounds.


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