Archbishop Cushley invites all Catholics in the Archdiocese to take part in a Corpus Christi procession today (Sunday 19 June) in Falkirk. Event guide here.
Watch his message below or on YouTube.
Where/When to meet
Gather at the bandstand in Falkirk High Street from 2:30pm. We begin at 3pm. Google Map here.
We will walk down the High Street before turning right onto Hope Street where St Francis Xavier's Church is based. This is expected to take around 20 minutes.
What happens en route?
Eucharistic hymns will be sung and a booklet of hymns will be provided. Archbishop Leo Cushley will carry the Blessed Sacrament under a canopy. You will be guided where to stand.
Will bystanders know what's happening?
Probably not, so event volunteers will be equipped with a simple leaflet to hand out which explains what we're doing and why we're doing it.
What happens at the Church?
Once we arrive at St Francis Xavier's there will be a period of adoration and a simple Benediction service. This will take around 15-20 mins.
Yes, in the church hall after Benediction.
Where can I park?
Parking is free in Falkirk town centre on Sundays and there are plenty of public parking options. Parking spaces at the church are limited. There is an Asda across the road from the church with free parking (a 10 min walk to the Bandstand where the procession begins).
Notes for parents
If your child is an altar server please encourage them to wear their cassock.
If your child recently made their First Holy Communion please dress them in what they wore on that day.