posted May 28 2012
Bishop Buckley encourages all parishes to actively participate in this year's Procession.
Most Rev. Dr. John Buckley encourages all parishes to actively participate in this year's Procession. The Eucharistic Procession in Cork is, he said, "a part of the religious culture and heritage of the City". Moreover, in this year of the International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin, the Procession is the main event being organised by the Diocese of Cork and Ross. For those people who cannot travel to Dublin, the Cork Eucharistic Procession gives people an opportunity to participate in a public manifestation of their faith locally. Bishop Buckley also noted that over the past few years the Procession itself had taken on an international flavour with members of the Polish and Indian Communities participating - that outreach is an important part of our faith and illustrates the universality of the Catholic Church.
Participants in The Eucharistic Procession start assembling in the grounds of the North Cathedral at 2.30pm. The Procession leaves the North Cathedral at 3.00pm and proceeds down Roman Street, Upper John Street, along Camden Quay, St. Patrick's Bridge and St. Patrick's Street en-route to Daunt's Square.
Meanwhile, the religious ceremony begins in Daunt's Square at 2.45pm. The Rosary will be recited by Master of Ceremonies, Fr. Colin Doocey of the Grange / Frankfield Parish. Hymns and sacred music will be performed by the Choir of St. Augustine?s Church, Washington Street under the direction of Ms. Peg Bolton. Once again, this year, Ms. Amanda Neri will be our Guest Soloist. Dr. Tom Deenihan, Diocesan Secretary of the Diocese of Cork and Ross will be our Guest Preacher.
Once again, this year, a special area will be reserved for the sick near the Altar in Daunt's Square. On arrival in Daunt's Square, Bishop Buckley will first bless the disabled, sick and infirm before ascending the Altar.