|Pope leads Corpus Christi Procession on foot through streets of Rome on Thursday|
Source: Vatican Radio
As most people will now be aware, Pope Francis is planning to lead a worldwide Hour of Eucharistic Adoration the Sunday after Corpus Christi (or transferred celebration/External Solemnity thereof depending on which calendar you are following).
A number of dioceses (including Canberra, Broken Bay, Bathurst and Sale) are putting on events at the same time as the Pope, viz 1am June 3 Australian Eastern Standard Time, so it would be great to see lots of people making an effort to get out of bed and go along!
If there are any others to add to this list (or the more general listing of Corpus Christi events below), please do let me know, it is not too late!
And of course attending a procession and/or Adoration at anytime on Sunday can be broadly said to be acting in union with the Pope's lead on this, so do support whatever events your parish or diocese is putting on.
Pope's intentions for Adoration
The Vatican has announced that the hour of synchronised Adoration will have two particular intentions, as the press release explains:
The first of these events, the Worldwide Eucharistic Adoration, will be broadcast from St. Peter’s Basilica next Sunday, 2 June from 5:00pm-6:00pm local time. Its theme is: “One Lord, One Faith”, which was chosen to testify to the deep unity that characterizes it. “It will be an event,” Archbishop Fisichella explained, “occurring for the first time in the history of the Church, which is why we can describe it as ‘historical’. The cathedrals of the world will be synchronized with Rome and will, for an hour, be in communion with the Pope in Eucharistic adoration. There has been an incredible response to this initiative, going beyond the cathedrals and involving episcopal conferences, parishes, lay associations, and religious congregations, especially cloistered ones.”
From the Cook Islands to Chile, Burkina Faso, Taiwan, Iraq, Bangladesh, the United States, and the Philippines, the dioceses will be synchronized with St. Peter’s and will pray for the intentions proposed by the Pope. The first is: “For the Church spread throughout the world and united today in the adoration of the Most Holy Eucharist as a sign of unity. May the Lord make her ever more obedient to hearing his Word in order to stand before the world ‘ever more beautiful, without stain or blemish, but holy and blameless.’ That through her faithful announcement, the Word that saves may still resonate as the bearer of mercy and may increase love to give full meaning to pain and suffering, giving back joy and serenity.”
Pope Francis’ second intention is: “For those around the world who still suffer slavery and who are victims of war, human trafficking, drug running, and slave labour. For the children and women who are suffering from every type of violence. May their silent scream for help be heard by a vigilant Church so that, gazing upon the crucified Christ, she may not forget the many brothers and sisters who are left at the mercy of violence. Also, for all those who find themselves in economically precarious situations, above all for the unemployed, the elderly, migrants, the homeless, prisoners, and those who experience marginalization. That the Church’s prayer and its active nearness give them comfort and assistance in hope and strength and courage in defending human dignity.”
The Australian response
There are some media reports around to the effect that the Vatican has been on the phone to a few dioceses to try and make sure all timezones have at least one Adoration event going at the same time as the Pope's event in Rome (keep in mind that means 1am Eastern Standard Time, 12.20am Central Standard Time, and 10pm in Western Australia - there are other timezones here for Christmas Island, Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island, but I suspect it is overly optimistic to think that they might be covered, though there are, I think, Catholic Churches in at least two of those places...).
So if there is a procession and/or Adoration in your parish or Cathedral, do join it.
And there is always the option of tuning into the Vatican broadcast of the Rome event online.
Thanks to all of those who have sent me updates and material to incorporate, and especially to those priests who have offered on or offline support for this posting effort!
CORPUS CHRISTI ADORATION EVENTS
On 2 June in St Patrick’s Cathedral, at the conclusion of the 11am Solemn Mass , there will be a Procession and Holy Hour until approximately 1:10 pm. Parishes and communities have also been invited to arrange a similar Holy Hour at a suitable time on that day, praying in union with Pope Francis for the needs of the Church.
St Patrick's Mentone (pilgrim church for Year of Faith)- lead by Bishop Elliott procession and benediction 4.15pm & Solemn Mass at 5; surrounding parishes invited to join...witness and adoration
Corpus Christi Seminary in Carlton (90th birthday celebrations)
1130am mass followed by procession
Nothing explicit that I could find on the link with the papal event, but the Archdiocese is advertising its annual Walk with Christ, starting from St Patrick's Church Hill at 2:30pm, and accompanied by shared prayers and hymns, the colourful procession culminates with Benediction at the St Mary's Cathedral forecourt and concludes at about 4:30 pm.
Has a website for its procession.
Sun 2 Jun at 2:00pm, starting from Nudgee Jnr: Twigg St, Indooroopilly. Provision made if it rains. Folding chair advisable for elderly - not required to join in. Archbishop Coleridge no longer available: Bishop Brian Finnigan will preside.
In addition, Villa Maria, which has perpetual adoration, will be open for anyone who wishes to attend at 1 am.
Archbishop Timothy Costelloe, Archbishop of Perth, will preside over a Holy Hour in St Mary's Cathedral, Victoria Square, Perth, on Sunday 2 June, 2013, beginning at 3.30pm.
On Sunday the 2 June following the 11am Mass at St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, Archbishop Philip invites those who are able to join him in prayer for an hour before the Blessed Sacrament
Please join us at St Christopher's Cathedral in Manuka, Monday 3rd June at 1am, when Pope Francis leads a Worldwide Solemn Eucharistic Adoration from Vatican City - St. Peter's Basilica (for the Year of Faith). This is the first time in history that such an event will take place.
Other parish events:
West Wyalong: Adoration and Benediction Monday 3rd June 2pm-3pm to link in with Pope Francis' call to prayer.
The Archdiocese now has a nice ad on the website and an impressive listing of events, a really wonderful response:
Corpus Christi, Bellerive/Lindisfarne: 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
St Aloysius, Kingston/Channel: 5.00pm - 6.00pm
St Therese’s, Moonah/Lutana: Preceding afternoon Mass, 3.00pm - 4.00pm
St Francis Xavier, South Hobart: 9.30am - 10.30am
St Mary’s Cathedral, Hobart: Following 10.30am Mass
St John’s, Richmond: 5.00pm - 6.00pm
St Joseph’s, Hobart: 8.15am - 9.15am
St Francis of Assisi, Riverside: 4.00pm - 5.00pm
Carmelite Monastery, Launceston: 4.30pm - 5.45pm
St Francis Xavier, Beaconsfield: Following Mass, Midday - 12.45pm
Our Lady Star of the Sea, George Town: 4.30pm - 5.30pm
St Mary’s Star of the Sea, Burnie: Preceding 10.00am Mass
Sacred Heart, Somerset: Following 8.00am Mass
St Joseph’s, Yolla: Following 10.00am Mass
St Brigid’s, Wynyard: Preceding 6.00pm Mass
Marist College, Burnie: Preceding 5.00pm Mass (4.30pm)
OTHER DIOCESES (in order of size)
The Parramatta e-news bulletin has now sent out a note promoting participation in the Sydney Archdiocese event:
Every year on the Feast of Corpus Christi more than 5000 people walk in procession behind the Blessed Sacrament through the streets of Sydney.
Starting from St Patrick's Church Hill at 2.30pm, and accompanied by shared prayers and hymns, the colourful procession culminates with Benediction at the St Mary's Cathedral forecourt and concludes at about 4.30pm.
Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral will join communities around the world and celebrate this event in time with the Pope’s celebration in Rome. On Monday, 3 June, Mass will be celebrated at 12am (midnight Sunday night), followed by Adoration at 1am. Both the Mass and the Eucharistic Adoration will be streamed live (access from www.dbb.org.au through “Mass Live” on the “Parishes & Priests” page).
Nothing listed for the Cathedral.
Corpus Christi Church, Platt St. Waratah - from 8.30am to 1.00pm. The Adoration concludes with Prayer & Benediction
Nothing scheduled at the Cathedral but there are two processions scheduled at parish churches in the diocese, both to be led by Bishop Ingram:
St Mary’s Church, Northcliffe Drive, BERKELEY (after 8.45am Mass)
Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, Demetrius Road, ROSEMEADOW (at 2.30pm)
Nothing listed - liturgical calendar and Cathedral bulletin don't appear to be accessible, but there is an hour of Eucharistic Adoration scheduled for every Sunday.
Nothing listed though feast itself is at least included in diocesan calendar.
Nothing listed save for the feast itself.
Sale Cathedral Parish will unite with Pope Francis and the rest of the world from 6pm Sunday June 2nd to 6am Monday June 3rd. In the new Adoration Chapel following Mass on the 2nd June. The faithful are invited to add their names to the Adoration list, indicating the time they will be in the Chapel.
Between 2.30 &4.00pm on 2 June, the three Parishes of Cathedral, Quarry Hill & Golden Square/Kangaroo Flat are holding a Prayer/Reflection day on the Eucharist at St. Joseph’s Quarry Hill.
Adoration and Evening Prayer in the Cathedral (times not available online)
Cathedral Parish in the Bathurst Diocese is gathering at 1am-2am on Monday morning.
Holy Spirit Parish Lavington (Albury), Corpus Christi Eucharistic Procession following 10am Mass, then Adoration until midday.
Melkite Eparchy of Australia & New Zealand
Feast of the Holy Body of our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ (celebrated on Thursday, May 30, as also occurs in the traditional Latin rite calendar): The Holy Liturgy will be celebrated according to the programme of each Parish. At Saint John the Beloved, Greenacre, Holy Liturgy is celebrated as usual at 9:00 am and 6:30 pm followed by Benediction.