This was the first and only time that I've participated in an outdoor Corpus Christi Procession. It was Corpus Christi Sunday, 2009. It was also 102 degrees outside, but no one fainted, sun stroked or died, thank God. Because Easter has been late last year and this year the latest ever, so too is Corpus Christi, which means the scorching, life-threatening sun and humidity put a damper on our desire to be out after high noon in the sun that can kill. This year we had anticipated a Corpus Christi Procession, however, as fate would have it, our parochial Vicar who would have organized it is celebrating his last Sunday Mass with us as he is being transferred to Augusta. So in place of the Corpus Christi Procession, we'll have a farewell reception for him in our cool, air conditioned social hall. Maybe next year?
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Nice cobblestone streets, no? And notice our grand spires in the background!
Our ecumenical nod to First Baptist Church next door to us! Notice departing Fr. Justin in the Beretta!