Second Corpus Christi procession is planned


LEWISTON – The second annual Corpus Christi eucharistic procession will be held on Sunday, June 18. The celebration of the feast Corpus Christi will begin with adoration of the blessed sacrament after the 11 a.m. Sunday Mass at Holy Family Church, Sabattus Street.

The procession will start at 1:15 p.m. and proceed to the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. The rosary will be recited at the basilica for those unable to walk in the procession. (1.4 miles)

The program will include music, gospel reading and a homily, concluding with benediction of the blessed sacrament.

The Rev. Kevin Martin of the Auburn Catholic community is serving as general chairman, assisted by Connie Cabatingan and Margaret Marcotte. Members from the 13 Catholic churches working on the planning committees are Debbie Littleton, Julie and Chris Dube, organization of the procession; Jeannine Laplume and Pauline Colette, banner coordinators; Sherry Turmel, religious education and first communicants,

Also, Doris Belanger, liturgy program; Roland Bergron, music coordinator; Fern Jolin, Knights of Columbus coordinator; Dr. Oscar Cabatingan, coordinator of marshals; Tom Turmel, outreach to Girl and Boy Scouts; Mark Labonte, photography; Mary Roy, religious outreach; Sr. Marie May Lausier, St. Dom’s coordinator; Connie Cote, Bob and Pauline Gilbert, public relations.

Lorette Bilodeau, Connie and Paul Brochu and Irene Pelletier will host a reception in the basilica garden after the ceremony.

The procession seeks to be a public blessing for the city. The public is invited to join.

Churches participating will be Saints Peter and Paul Basilica, St. Joseph, St. Patrick, Holy Cross, Holy Family, Sacred Hear, St. Philip, St. Louis, Holy Trinity in Lisbon, St. Francis Mission in Greene, Our Lady of Ransom in Mechanic Falls, Our Lady of the Rosary in Sabattus and St. Catherine in Norway.