Catholics Walk with Christ after pandemic break

It was the first time the Walk with Jesus Eucharistic procession had been held in Sydney in three years (The Catholic Weekly/Giovanni Portelli)

More than 13,000 people took to Sydney’s streets on Sunday for the annual Walk with Christ Eucharistic procession. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Young couples, youth, parents pushing strollers, seniors, priests, deacons, seminarians, religious, members of lay orders, and clergy gathered for the Eucharistic procession to honour the Feast of Corpus Christi after a three-year hiatus due to pandemic restrictions.

Led by Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP, Bishop Terence Brady, Bishop Richard Umbers and Bishop Daniel Meagher, the procession began in Martin Place and wound its way up Pitt and Hunter Streets.

It streamed past the NSW Parliament, Sydney Hospital, Sydney Living Museums and Hyde Park Barracks, and ended with a blessing of the crowd from the steps of St Mary’s Cathedral.

Passing office blocks, shopping precincts, parliament and law courts, museums and monuments, the participants prayed for those institutions and the people who work in them.

Estimated numbers were more than double the last attendance in 2019.

Director of the Sydney Centre for Evangelisation Daniel Ang said it was extraordinary as always to see thousands gather as the body of Christ to worship Christ’s body in the midst of our city.

“Even at a time when some are tempted to push God aside from ordinary life, the crowds of faithful who walked with Christ this past weekend expressed their real and concrete belonging to Jesus.”

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We walked with Him (By Marilyn Rodrigues, The Catholic Weekly

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