Driving eucharistic procession in Slidell June 3

Three Catholic parishes in East St. Tammany will celebrate a first-ever Driving Eucharistic Procession on June 3, the Feast of the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi).

Officials from the City of Slidell and St. Tammany Parish government have been helpful in making the logistical arrangements for the driving procession, said Jeannie Callaway, media coordinator of St. Luke the Evangelist Church in Slidell.

The feast will begin June 3 with a 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 910 Cross Gates Blvd. in Slidell.

The procession will begin at noon, moving first to St. Margaret Mary Church, 1050 Robert Blvd., Slidell, where Deacon Chris Schneider will offer a spiritual reflection.

After benediction at St. Margaret Mary, the procession will re-form and travel to Our Lady of Lourdes, 400 Westchester Place in Slidell, for a 3 p.m. recitation of  the Divine Mercy chaplet, eucharistic adoration, solemn benediction music and refreshments.

Parishioners of St. Genevieve Church in Slidell will join the procession between St. Margaret Mary and Our Lady of Lourdes.

“I see many great blessings coming to not only St. Luke Parish but to the whole Slidell community by doing this,” said Father Pat Wattigny, pastor of St. Luke the Evangelist. “Those blessings will not be limited to just Catholics. I expect God will bless us all abundantly for the time we spend to honor him.”

For more information, call St. Luke at (985) 641-6429 or go to saintlukeslidell.org/procession.

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