Corpus Christi Procession in Kildare Town

THE first Corpus Christi Procession for 30 years was held in Kildare Town on Sunday to mark the closing of the 50th Eucharistic Congress in Dublin.

THE first Corpus Christi Procession for 30 years was held in Kildare Town on Sunday to mark the closing of the 50th Eucharistic Congress in Dublin.

“It is a celebration of the body and blood of Jesus Christ,” said Fr. Adrian Carbury, Parish Priest of St Bridget’s Church.

“The procession was always held in the town with Benediction in the town Square. A lot of the older people would have fond memories of that - the younger not so. We were blessed with a glorious sunny day. We left the church and went to the adjacent Presentation Convent for Benediction. We had a full church so about 600 people attended.”

It now looks like a revival of the Corpus Christi Procession may take place with one in the pipeline for next year.

“People have said we can’t let next year go by without having one,” he added.

“It seems a revival of the tradition may be on the cards or something similar of that nature.”

The 50th International Eucharistic Congress was celebrated in Dublin from June 10 to June 16.

Last week, up to 20,000 pilgrims from over 120 countries converged on the temporary Eucharistic Village at the RDS to worship, reflect, learn and socialise around the theme of Holy Communion.