Catholics will walk in procession from downtown through near north-side neighborhoods Sunday to mark the Corpus Christi feast day.
Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend will lead the 2.7-mile procession, which will begin in front of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1122 S. Clinton St., immediately following the 11:30 a.m. Mass there, a diocesan news release said.
Rhoades will carry a Monstrance, an ornate item holding the Eucharist, which Catholics believe has been transformed into the body of Christ.
The procession will walk to Headwaters Park, then to Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, 1515 Barthold St., and then to Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 1500 W. State Blvd., the news release said.
The procession will stop for benediction at Headwaters Park, Most Precious Blood and Queen of Angels, the news release said. A fiesta will follow after benediction at Queen of Angels.
"Carrying the Holy Eucharist through our streets and neighborhoods reminds us that we are to carry Jesus with us always, making him known to others,” Rhoades said in the news release.
Buses will be available to take people from Queen of Angels back to their cars downtown, the news release said.
Parking at the Cathedral will be reserved for those with special needs. The Archbishop Noll Catholic Center parking garage, 915 S. Clinton St., will be available for free parking that day, the news release said.
To learn more about the event, including a route map, go to www.diocesefwsb.org/corpuschristi/Corpus_Christi_Procession_2012.html.