The feast of Corpus Christi will be celebrated on Sunday, May 29, with processions at several parishes in the archdiocese as well as at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis.
Archbishop Raymond Burke will be the principal celebrant and homilist of a Mass at 5 p.m. at the cathedral basilica, Lindell Boulevard and Newstead Avenue, and will lead a procession around the block following Mass.
Along the route, Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will be celebrated at three outdoor altars. The first will be at the archbishop’s residence, on the southwest corner of Lindell Boulevard and Taylor Avenue. The second will be at the cathedral convent, 4440 Maryland Ave., adjacent to the cathedral school. The third will be on the grounds of Cathedral Tower, 325 N. Newstead Ave., one block north of the cathedral basilica. Benediction will be celebrated a fourth time when the procession returns to the cathedral basilica.
The St. Charles Deanery will join in the Corpus Christi celebration with a procession at 6 p.m. May 29 at three sites in St. Charles. The first Benediction will take place at St. Charles Borromeo Parish, 601 N. Fourth St. The second will follow at the Shrine of St. Philippine Duchesne at the Academy of the Sacred Heart, 619 N. Second St. The third will be held at St. Peter Church, 324 S. Third St. Refreshments will be served afterward at St. Peter Parish Center.
Shuttle buses will run between St. Peter and St. Charles Borromeo. For more information, call (636) 946-6370.
Other Corpus Christi processions on Sunday, May 29 are:
St. Agatha Parish, 3239 S. Ninth St., following 10 a.m. Mass, call (314) 772-1603.
St. Ambrose Parish, 5130 Wilson Ave., gather at 6 p.m., procession begins at 6:30 p.m. Call (314) 771-1228.
St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 3140 Meramec St., at the 9 a.m. Mass. Call (314) 353-7470.
St. Clement of Rome Parish, 1510 Bopp Road in Des Peres, after 11 a.m. Mass. Call (314) 965-0709.
St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 4556 Telegraph Road in Oakville, after 7 a.m. Mass. Call (314) 487-5736.
St. John the Baptist Parish, 4200 Delor St. in South St. Louis, after 10 a.m. Mass. Call (314) 353-1255.
St. Maurus in Biehle, after 9:30 a.m. Mass. Call (573) 788-2330.
St. Sebastian Parish, 9950 Glen Owen Drive in North County, after 10 a.m. Mass. Call (314) 868-0730.