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Dozens took to the village streets in a Eucharistic Procession led by Blessed Sacrament Church last Sunday afternoon. The ceremonious display saw parishioners garbed in long flowing vestments of white and red, holding candles with the sounds of snares and horns.

Catholics view the procession as a public declaration and sharing of their faith.

“This Eucharistic Procession, a sacred tradition founded in the Year 1264 by Pope Urban IV, is not just a mere act, but a profound and powerful demonstration of our faith,” said Father Reverend Father Lawrence Onyegu. “It is a public act of adoration and praise to the Lord, who offered us His body and blood as a great sign of His unconditional love.”

The procession dovetailed with the inaugural unveiling of the Blessed Sacrament Perpetual Adoration Chapel.

“This chapel, a place of solace and prayer, will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day, where the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for people to come and adore and pray before Jesus in the Eucharist,” said Onyegu. “The day ended with refreshments, and the joy on everyone’s faces was a testament to the event’s success.”