Jesus was on the streets of Georgetown

ccFor the fourth year consecutively, the public get to see ‘Jesus’ in the Blessed Sacrament being carried on a brightly decorated lorry in a procession on the streets of Georgetown, Penang.

This was made possible through the effort of City Parish, Penang, who organized an Eucharistic Celebration and Procession on 22 June 2014 to celebrate the Solemnity of Corpus Christi.

The Eucharistic Celebration was held at the Assumption Church, where parish priest, Fr Nelson Chitty was the celebrant with Emeritus Bishop Antony Selvanayagam, Msgr Bernard Paul, Fr Michael Thoo, Fr Julien Leow and Fr Edmund Woon con-celebrating.

The homily was given by Msgr Bernard Paul. He reminded us that the Body and Blood of Christ reminds us of three Truths:
1. That our God wants to be with us – a Presence for us always.
2. That our God is total in his giving – a Sacrifice par excellence.
3. That our God is a God who calls us ‘to eat Passover’ – a daily Dying and Rising.

The Mass ended with the Blessed Sacrament being transferred to a brightly decorated lorry for the candle-light procession. The procession wound through Farquhar Street (where Assumption church is situated), the busy Penang Road, Burmah Road, Macalister Lane and ended at the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows in Macalister Road. The distance was about 2 km.

The faithful carried lit candles and sing songs during the procession.

Two stops were made along the route for veneration. The people knelt down on the road in respect and reverence, as the Blessed Sacrament was lifted high up.

When the Blessed Sacrament reached the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, Fr Nelson carried it solemnly into the church and Benediction followed.

There was fellowship with Chinese and Indian food served after Benediction.

– by Lucia Lai

See more pictures at our Facebook photo album.

Article at Citizen Journalist website.



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