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Feast of Corpus Christi

Feast of Corpus Christi 2022

The Feast of Corpus Christi
The Body and Blood of Christ
Outdoor Mass and Eucharistic Procession
Sunday, June 19, 2022 | Mission San Jose | 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Mass begins at 9 AM followed by the Eucharistic Procession

(6701 San Jose Dr., San Antonio, TX 78214 -  Directions)

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Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, M.Sp.S., invites all the faithful of the Archdiocese to the annual celebration of the Body and Blood of Christ, known as Corpus Christi Sunday.

Join us at Mission San Jose on Sunday, June 19, 2022 for an outdoor Mass starting at 9:00 AM celebrated by Archbishop Gustavo followed by a Eucharistic procession around the perimeter of the mission.

The Eucharistic procession will stop at four altars located at the four corners of the Mission walls, symbolizing Christ’s commission to bring the Gospel to the four corners of the earth.

After the Eucharistic procession, Archbishop will end with Eucharistic benediction, blessing all in attendance and the entire Archdiocese of San Antonio.

Kickoff Event of the Three-Year Eucharistic Renewal

This Mass and Eucharistic procession will celebrate the kickoff to the  national Eucharistic Renewal initiated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

The Bishops of the United States have called for a three-year grassroots revival of devotion and belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. They believe that God wants to see a movement of Catholics across the United States, healed, converted, formed, and unified by an encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist—and sent out in mission “for the life of the world” (John 6:51).

These three years will culminate in the first National Eucharistic Congress in the United States in almost fifty years on July 17–21, 2024 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Almost a hundred thousand Catholics will join in Indianapolis for a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage toward the “source and summit” of our Catholic faith.

The final year of the Eucharistic Renewal will take place from July 17, 2024 to Pentecost Sunday 2025. The focus will be on a year of going out on mission renewed in the Eucharist as missionary disciples of Jesus.  Learn more about the Eucharistic Renewal.

The Eucharistic Connection to Mission San Jose

Franciscan Missionaries from New Spain brought the strong traditions relating to the feast of Corpus Christi with them to the San Antonio Missions. During the eighteenth century, the Corpus Christi celebration was very big at the San Antonio Missions. Each of the missions had the celebration during a specific day of the week so the other mission occupants could attend.

The exposed blessed sacrament was processed around the mission perimeter under a canopy with all members of the community joining in the procession. The procession stopped at different altars on the grounds where hymns would be sung.

Additionally, the famous Rose Window at Mission San Jose facing the south lawn is said to have been originally used for exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, particularly during the feasts of  Pentecost and Corpus Christi. The Rose Window will serve as the backdrop during the outdoor Mass as a significant reminder of the rich Eucharistic history at Mission San Jose.

Lastly, a Eucharistic procession is a type of spiritual pilgrimage where we walk together as the people of God, witnessing our faith in the True Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Mission San Jose serves as a reminder of the pilgrimage experience connected to  El Camino de San Antonio.

Important Things to Remember

Parking is easily accessible from San Jose Drive. Three separate restroom areas can be seen on the map. Water will be available between altars along the procession route.

As the temperatures rise throughout the morning, we ask you to be prepared with a few items that will help you stay cool. Please remember to bring a hat, sunscreen, and refillable water bottle as we will have water stations available for you to refill your container and stay hydrated.

In order to ensure ample seating for all attendees, we ask you to  please RSVP. We will have plenty of seating for all attendees who RSVP and we ask that you not bring chairs with you.

Promotional Media Kit

Please help us spread the word about the 2022 Corpus Christi celebration by downloading resources from our promotional media kit below. We have graphics and announcements available for download, as well as social media posts that you can share with your friends.

Poster | Póster

download13x19 Poster in English (PDF)

download13x19 Poster in English (JPG)

downloadPóster de 13x19 en español (PDF)

downloadPóster de 13x19 en español (JPG)

Flyer | Folleto

download8.5x11 Bilingual Flyer/Folleto bilingüe 8.5x11 (PDF)

download8.5x11 Bilingual Flyer/Folleto bilingüe 8.5x11 (JPG)

Social Media Graphics | Gráficos de redes sociales

The Social Media Pack (ZIP) below contains 5 graphics and suggested captions. Click on the link to download the ZIP file. Then double-click on the ZIP file to access the files:

downloadSocial Media Pack (ZIP)

downloadGraphic 1 in English (JPG)

downloadGraphic 2 in English (JPG)

downloadGráfico 1 en español (JPG)

downloadGráfico 2 en español (JPG)

Bulletin Announcement | Anuncio de boletín

downloadBulletin Announcement in English (Word)

Resource to Celebrate Corpus Christi at Your Parish

If you are not able to attend the Archdiocesan celebration of Corpus Christi but would like to organize and coordinate a Eucharistic Procession at your parish,  this liturgical preparation aid offers some guidance on preparing a liturgy for the feast of Corpus Christi. This guide was prepared by the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions.

downloadLiturgy Preparation Aid (PDF)

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