As the parish year of the National Eucharistic Revival began, faith communities from the Riverside Vicariate of the Diocese came together on July 22 for a Eucharistic procession led by Bishop Alberto Rojas, 13 priests and 5 deacons.

Despite the nearly 100-degree weather, about 600 faithful parishioners of St. Catherine of Alexandria, the host parish, and several others from the Riverside Vicariate joined together to walk in prayer and reverence while the Bishop and several pastors took turns leading with the Blessed Sacrament held aloft in a monstrance.

The procession started at 9 a.m. at St. Catherine of Alexandria, moving East on Arlington Ave, stopped, then headed South through the Riverside Medical Center parking lot, then finally moved Northwest along Brockton Ave until they reached back to St. Catherine Church. One of the priests leading the procession was Father Theodore Drennan, pastor of St. Thomas The Apostle Church and Vicar Forane for the Riverside Vicariate.

“It’s beautiful because Christ is there, he is present,” Maria Crystal Guerrero, parishioner, St. Francis of De Sales, Riverside said.

The Eucharistic Procession was to honor the current parish year of the National Eucharistic Revival, a movement to restore understanding and devotion to this great mystery here in the United States by helping us renew our worship of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist…..

From Inland Catholic Byte