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St. Mary-St. Anthony to host joint Corpus Christi procession

Hundreds of people traditionally participate in the annual Corpus Christi Mass and procession held jointly by the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas and the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. This year’s procession will be held on June 23 at St. Mary-St. Anthony Church in Kansas City, Kansas.

by Joe Bollig
joe.bollig@theleaven.org

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — To be a Christian is to be a witness, and Catholics in and near the metropolitan Kansas City area are encouraged to be eucharistic witnesses by participating in the annual Corpus Christi Mass and procession on June 23.

It has been a tradition since 2007 that the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas and the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph observe the solemnity of Corpus Christi with a joint Mass and procession. 

The two dioceses alternate hosting the observance, and this year the Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary-St. Anthony Church, located at 632 Tauromee Ave. in Kansas City, Kansas. Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann will be the main celebrant. The exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be at 12:30 p.m. and the procession will start at 1 p.m.

Those who can’t travel to participate in the joint observance are encouraged to observe the solemnity of Corpus Christi at their own parish.

About the author

Joe Bollig

Joe Bollig

Joe has been with The Leaven since 1993. He has a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in journalism. Before entering print journalism he worked in commercial radio. He has worked for the St. Joseph (Mo.) News-Press and Sun Publications in Overland Park. During his journalistic career he has covered beats including police, fire, business, features, general assignment and religion. While at The Leaven he has been a writer, photographer and videographer. He has won or shared several Catholic Press Association awards, as well as Archbishop Edward T. O’Meara awards for mission coverage. He graduated with a certification in catechesis from a two-year distance learning program offered by the Maryvale Institute for Catechesis, Theology, Philosophy and Religious Education at Old Oscott, Great Barr, in Birmingham, England.

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