The Eucharistic Body of Christ — the source and center of sacramental life for Catholics — was celebrated June 26 with a public display of singing and solemnity following the 12:30 p.m. Mass. More than 300 people braved sweltering mid-day temperatures to follow Fort Worth Bishop Kevin Van down city streets circling the cathedral. Preceded by the Knights of Columbus and the Knights and Ladies of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, the bishop carried the Blessed Sacrament, housed in a gold monstrance, to different altars along the route. Brief prayers and benediction offered at each station represent the four corners of the earth and serve as a public statement that Christ's sacrifice was for the salvation of the whole world.
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