As part of Ferdinand’s 175th anniversary celebration, a special event to honor Ferdinand’s history of faith will process through town on Sunday, June 7. The Feast of Corpus Christi celebrates our Catholic belief of Christ’s real presence in the Eucharist and processions are made throughout the world on this day, including a notable one in Rome, which is presided over by Pope Francis.
After an absence of many years, on Sunday, June 7, a Corpus Christi procession will again be celebrated in Ferdinand, immediately following the 9:30 a.m. EDT Mass in St. Ferdinand Catholic Church. There will be liturgical music and prayer with the Holy Sacrament carried beneath a canopy by Fr. Jack Durchholz, Deacon James King and other priests and deacons
The 1850s route will be mostly observed. This unique event harkens more closely to our past than almost any other centennial event. It was a sacred tradition held dear by our forebears and worth repeating.
All groups and organizations are invited. If you have a banner or uniforms, you are encouraged to bring and wear them.
More details will be released closer to the event date.