By Sister Therese Maria Touma
On Sunday 26th June, for the Feast of Corpus Christi, the Maronite Servants of Christ the Light joined in the Eucharistic Procession at Our Lady of Purgatory Church as the second station of the city-wide procession.
On this sunny afternoon, the Church was overflowing with more than 200 people, priests, religious men and women, children dressed in their Communion gowns, altar servers, Knights of Columbus – all walking together, following the Eucharist exposed visibly in the monstrance.
As they processed in the Church, singing, praying and worshipping Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament it was a beautiful sight, and even more so, to take part in this life-giving devotion.
Fr. Jack Morrison, pastor of Our Lady of Purgatory, warmly welcomed everyone and with the help of the parish choir reverently led the people in the praying of the Litany of the Eucharist, in Arabic and English. He concluded the Eucharistic Adoration with Benediction (blessing the people with Eucharist by making the sign of the Cross).
O Sacrament most Holy O Sacrament Divine!
All praise and all thanksgiving be every moment thine!