Corpus Christi procession draws crowd at Canning Vale

07 Jul 2022

By The Record

A group of parishioners from Canning Vale Parish during the Corpus Christi procession
Canning Vale Parish Priest Fr Jean-Noel Marie processes through the streets of Canning Vale with the Blessed Sacrament, during the annual Feast of Corpus Christi procession. Photo: Supplied/Terrence Patterson.

Canning Vale parishioners have recently come together for the annual Feast of Corpus Christi Procession on Sunday 19 June.

Organiser Terrence Patterson said the event has taken place for several years, whether it be rain, hail or shine.

“It’s a wonderful celebration that, in my experience, never fails to draw parishioners closer to God,” Mr Patterson said.

“This year we had more than 200 people participate because it was held immediately after the Mass,” he said.

“Almost all those who attended Mass participated in the procession around the local streets, while praying the Rosary and singing hymns.”

Mr Patterson highlighted that he has been participating in processions like this one since he was young – he is now 83 years old.

Mr Patterson explained to The Record that the procession commences as the Blessed Sacrament exits the Church and concludes with Benediction.

“During the procession, participants recite the rosary and sing hymns,” he said.

“During the procession, the Blessed Sacrament is preceded by altar servers with processional candle and flower girls shedding rose petals.