The 4th of July Parade will be on Monday, July 5th.
8:15 AM - Assemble in Full New Uniform at Mary Queen Church Parish Hall
8:45 - 9:00 AM - Pickup by bus to be taken to the start of the parade route at Heritage Drive/Friendswood Dr.
10:00 AM -Start of Parade
Sir Knight Family support needed...
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Knights of Columbus 8960, 2320 Hatfield Rd, Pearland, Texas 77581, United States
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The Feast of Corpus Christi, also known as the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and
Blood of Christ, is a celebration of the Real Presence of Jesus in the elements of the
The Feast goes back to the 13th century. In 1246, Bishop Robert de Thorete of the
Belgina Diocese of Liège, at the suggestion of St. Juliana of Mont Cornillon, in Belgium
convened a synod and instituted the celebration of the feast. From Liège, the
celebration began to spread, and, on September 8, 1264, Pope Urban IV issued the
papal decree “Transiturus,” which established the Feast of Corpus Christi as a
universal feast of the Church, to be celebrated on the Thursday following Trinity
Sunday. At the request of Pope Urban IV, St. Thomas Aquinas composed the office
(the official prayers of the Church) for the feast. This office is widely considered one
of the most beautiful in the traditional Roman Breviary and it is the source of the
famous Eucharistic hymns “Pange Lingua Gloriosi” and “Tantum Ergo
For centuries after the celebration was extended to the universal Church, the feast was
also celebrated with a eucharistic procession, in which the Sacred Host was carried
throughout the town, accompanied by hymns and litanies. The faithful would
venerate the Body of Christ as the procession passed by. In recent years, this practice
has almost disappeared, though some parishes still hold a brief procession around the
outside of the parish church.
In countries where it is not a Holy Day of Obligation such as the United States, The
Feast of Corpus Christi is celebrated on the Sunday after Holy Trinity.
Fr. Sibi Kunninu, MS