Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Corpus Christi procession June 19

The Northern Vicariate of the Catholic Archdiocese of Port of Spain will host its annual Corpus Christi celebration June 19.

This devotional celebration begins with Solemn High Mass, at 8.30 a.m., at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, and continues with a procession which will end in downtown Port of Spain in front of the main entrance to the Cathedral.

The two Benediction Points are outside Rosary RC Church, on Charlotte Street, and outside the main entrance of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Independence Square.

This year will be the 230th year the Catholic Church will be celebrating Corpus Christi in Trinidad and Tobago. Parishes in Port of Spain and its environs, students of Catholic primary and secondary schools and members of the various religious communities, lay communities and other devotees come together to witness to the ‘Body of Christ’, the great gift that Jesus left his followers — the Holy Eucharist.

PTSC buses will be available (free of charge) from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. to shuttle devotees to the Queen’s Park Savannah. These buses will be located on the southern end of the Housing Development Corporation’s (HDC’s) office on South Quay, Port of Spain. Additionally, after the procession, devotees will be shuttled from 12.30 p.m. to 2 p.m. to the Queen’s Park Savannah to collect their vehicles.