Thursday, June 14, 2012

The best way to celebrate Corpus Christi

I am not saying it is the only way.  I am saying that it is probably the best way to show your love of Christ and giving him public honor.

It is always done in Rome.

And also here, albeit quite rarely, in the Philippines.

Thank the Lord for this!

Photo credits from Sense of the Sacred of Rev. Fr. Jojo Zerrudo of the Diocese of Cubao.

Sung TLM.  Yup.  That little kid is serving because as haters of the TLM say, the kid does not understand Latin and does not understand what is going on. Try talking to that kid and you'll be surprised.

So, who is the one who does not understand, eh?

As the saying in Tagalog goes:

"Kung gusto hahanapan ng paraan.  Kung ayaw, hahanapan ng dahilan."

Street procession of the Blessed Sacrament.  Yeah, Fr. Zerrudo is just following liturgical laws.  Why would your parish priest not do this?

Hmmm...let me answer that.


The procession of the Blessed Sacrament outside of the church or chapel happens only twice a year:  Corpus Christi and Christ the King.

Only two.  And your friendly neighborhood TV Mass priest would not dare have it.

Guess airtime is too short for him, eh?  But not the SOBRE!


The procession goes back to the church patio where the Benediction was done.

This is how you promote religious fervor among the faithful!

If you don't hold processions, how do you expect people to develop that love and devotion to the Mass and the Eucharist?  By your jokes in your homily?  By singing and dancing at Mass?  By asking them to clap at the end of a lousy, empty homily?

This is the right way to do it!

And this one is the way to sure failure!


I bet that this Willie Revillame priest did not have a Corpus Christi procession.


  1. and we did this in our parish! albeit low-budget. never had this in the previous years!

    1. Is that Communion by intinction of laypersons? One step forward, A HUNDRED LEAPS BACK!

    2. sadly, martin.
      however, i will take the "a hundred leaps back" as a hyperbole.