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Over 1,000 attend Washington, D.C., Eucharistic procession despite rain

More than 1,000 Catholics attend the Eucharistic procession in Washington, D.C., on May 18, 2024, to celebrate the Solemnity of St. Joseph | Credit: Tyler Arnold/CNA

Vatican City, May 5, 2024 / 09:30 am

A crowd of more than 1,000 Catholics processed with the Eucharist through the streets of downtown Washington, D.C., to celebrate the solemnity of St. Joseph on Saturday morning in spite of scattered rainfall throughout the event.

The Catholic Information Center’s (CIC) second annual Eucharistic procession — which took place just blocks from the White House — drew participation from priests, nuns, and laypeople from the area. The May 18 procession was nearly twice the size of last year’s procession on May 20.

“People have shown their love for the Eucharist [by] showing up in this rainy weather,” Father Charles Trullols, the director of CIC, told CNA after the procession.

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