About Corpus Christi
These past seven years St. Sebastian Parish has annually celebrated the feast of Corpus Christi. Ensconced in a monstrance and protected by a canopy, the Blessed Eucharist is carefully and reverently carried from the Church of Saint Sebastian through the Streets of Woodside by our Pastor. Joyfully accompanying the Pastor are approximately 800 parishioners, including 32 ministries within the parish. The ministries display their banners. Also accompanying the Blessed Eucharist are several choirs, and children dressed in their first communion finery. The children strew rose petals before the Blessed Sacrament. Hymns are sung by the choirs while pipers and other parishioners accompany them.
The procession follows a police approved route. Along the route the procession stops at the homes of three parishioners and blesses them. These homes are highly decorated with flowers, statues and holy pictures.
The procession ends back in the Church, and is followed by Benediction of the Blessed