SUNDAY: Join us for Corpus Christi Procession in Falkirk
It takes place on the Feast of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ this Sunday and begins at 2:30pm at the Bandstand in High Street.
Archbishop Cushley said: "This is an opportunity for Catholics across the Archdiocese to come together on the Feast of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ.
"I invite you to join me to be a public witness to the Eucharistic Christ as we celebrate the presence of the living Lord in the Sunday Eucharist and in the Blessed Sacrament."
Where/When to meet
Gather at the bandstand in Falkirk High Street from 2:00pm. We begin at 2:30pm. 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 15-20 minutes.
What happens en route?
Archbishop Leo Cushley will carry the Blessed Sacrament under a canopy. Eucharistic hymns will be sung and a booklet of hymns will be provided. Stewards will be on hand to guide us along the route.
Will bystanders know what's happening?
Probably not, so event volunteers will be equipped with a simple leaflet which explains to bystanders 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 mins.
Yes, served 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.