Christian procession through centre of Falkirk this weekend

Catholics from across central Scotland will take part in a Christian procession through Falkirk on Sunday.

They will gather in the High Street on June 19 to take part in a Corpus Christi Procession to celebrate Jesus in the Eucharist’.

The event will see people walk from the bandstand in the east end to St Francis Xavier’s Church on Hope Street where a service will then take place.

Archbishop Leo Cushley, Archbishop of St Andrews & Edinburgh, will lead the procession at 3pm, followed by priests, parishioner and families.

The walk will end at St. Francis Xavier's Church in Hope Street

A spokesman for the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh said: “We hope to have a good turnout with joyful singing and decent weather.

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“This will be a family event for the Catholic community in our Archdiocese and we thank Fr Jamie Boyle and the team at St Francis Xavier’s for helping organise it.”

Corpus Christi is a celebration of Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation – the transformation of bread into the actual body of Christ.