16 LaSalle area parishes take part in procession

LASALLE — It isn’t a long walk from St. Hyacinth’s Church to the Felician Center and back again, but that’s all the time Jesus needed to draw people to himself during a Corpus Christi procession hosted by the LaSalle vicariate last Sunday.

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, joined First Communicants, the newly confirmed, area priests and the faithful from the 16 parishes in the vicariate in celebrating the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, also known as Corpus Christi. After Benediction, he blessed medallions bearing an imprint of the Eucharist and presented them to the young people in the church, along with “My Little Book of Prayers.”

As the group processed from the church to an altar of repose at the Felician Center, even the traffic around them slowed down in an effort to quiet their vehicles and watch what was taking place.

“I’m always amazed at how silent he is,” said Father Adam Stimpson, parochial vicar of St. Hyacinth’s, St. Patrick’s and Queen of the Holy Rosary Shrine. He encouraged his listeners to “breathe him in” as they came face to face with Jesus in the Eucharist that afternoon.

“Let us renew our love for him and say, ‘Yes, Lord Jesus. It is for you I live. It is for you in the Eucharist I live forever,'” he said.

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