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Church to hold Eucharistic procession Easter Sunday

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (Courtesy photo)

With the permission of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, and with the guidance of the Allen County and state departments of health, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will lead a Eucharistic procession

through its neighborhood on Easter Sunday, April 11, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The two-mile religious procession will begin at the front doors of the church at 4500 Fairfield Ave. and will proceed west on Sherwood Boulevard, north on South Wayne Avenue, east on Rudisill Boulevard, south on Harrison Street, west on Lexington Avenue, southwest on North Cornell Avenue, south on Hoagland Avenue, west on Pasadena Drive, south on Fairfield and end at the front doors of the church.

There, cars may pass by to receive the benediction, a blessing. The procession will be assisted by police escort.

The public is invited to follow the procession in vehicles only while maintaining spacing of at least nine feet. No one may exit their vehicle at any time. Vehicles should contain only members of a single household. Individuals over 60 are asked to remain in their homes. Communion will not be distributed.

Catholics believe the Eucharist (“host”) that will be carried in procession is the body of Jesus Christ. The procession is expected to last about an hour. Even if members of the public are unable to join the entirety of the procession, they may pass in front of the church at approximately 11:30 a.m. to receive a blessing.

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