Saturday, September 18, 2010
The festival of Corpus Christi
Fr. John Dick carries the monstrance holding the sacred host to begin the Corpus Christi processional in a tent near St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Ennis on Sunday, June 6, 2010.
photos © Mark M. Hancock for The Texas Catholic
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Fr. John Dick and Fr. Antonio Ormaza of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Ennis celebrate the Corpus Christi in a tent and processional near the church. The festival of Corpus Christi celebrates the Eucharist as the actual body of Christ. The festival became an obligatory feast for Roman Catholics in 1311 at the Council of Vienne.