The Corpus Christi procession held at the Emmanuel Catholic Church in Downtown Dayton has been a tradition since 2002. Jodie a parishioner of the church and a follower of this blog E-Mailed me about the event and thought it would make for a good post. She was RIGHT!. Thanks Jodie.
Here's an excerpt from her E-Mail describing the event:
What we do is a Corpus Christi procession. All day Sat. families gather to decorate the road. one talented mom draws chalk drawling on the road and we dye wood chips and fill in the pics, like a color by number. It is very beautiful when it is all done. Then after Mass father carries the blessed sacrament out in to the street. the artwork on the road is the carpet for Christ. It is usually a large procession with Father and the Sacrament, Knights of Columbus, Servers, First Communicates, Flower girls (who stop and say sanctus, sanctus and throw rose petals into the air) and the faithful. It is beautiful. READ MORE ...
The sidewalk artwork was pretty cool. I just wished I had brought a ladder so as to get a better picture. They remind me of stained glass windows.
Pictured above is the Resurrected Lamb of God located at the base of the steps of the church.
This menorah was one of my favorites.
The procession itself was quite elaborate.
There were a good number of people who came to watch and participate. I had a great time and am looking forward to coming back next year.
To learn more about this event click here to read the Dayton Daily News Article Festive Corpus Christi procession at Dayton parish