Archdiocesan Corpus Christi Procession

Go into the whole world
and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.

 —The Gospel according to St. Mark, 16:15

There will be no Archdiocesan Corpus Christi Procession this year (2018).

We encourage you to participate in your local parish processions (Sunday, June 3), parish Eucharistic adoration, the Northeast Minneapolis Eucharistic Procession on June 10 at 3:00 p.m. starting at Holy Cross, and the Candlelight Family Rosary Procession on October 7.

Please check back for news on next year’s procession.

Pope Francis giving benediction with the Blessed Sacrament at the end of the Corpus Christi Mass and procession. Basilica of St. Mary Major, Rome, May 20, 2013.

Pope Francis

“The risen Jesus is always alive and present in His Church, above all in the Eucharist, the sacrament of His Body and Blood. Christ’s presence among us is not only a consolation, but also a promise and a summons. It is a promise that everlasting joy and peace will one day be ours in the fullness of His Kingdom. But it is also a summons to go forth, as missionaries, to bring the message of the Father’s tenderness, forgiveness and mercy to every man, woman and child.”

—Pope Francis, Homily for Corpus Christi,
May 30, 2013.

More reflections on the Holy Eucharist in the life of the Church

Contact us
To get involved in future processions, contact Greg Smisek at or (651) 239-8574.

    “The devout participation of the faithful in the Eucharistic procession on the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ is a grace from the Lord which yearly fills with joy those who take part in it.”¯

    “In the humble signs of bread and wine, changed into His body and blood, Christ walks beside us as our strength and our food for the journey, and He enables us to become, for everyone, witnesses of hope. If, in the presence of this mystery, reason experiences its limits, the heart, enlightened by the grace of the Holy Spirit, clearly sees the response that is demanded, and bows low in adoration and unbounded love.”¯

—Pope St. John Paul II, encyclical letter Ecclesia de Eucharistia (Holy Thursday 2003), nn. 10 and 62.