CIC’s DC Eucharistic Procession
You’re invited to participate in the CIC’s first Eucharistic Procession in our nation’s capital. We’ll begin with Mass at the CIC, where we hold the closest tabernacle to the White House. We will then bring Christ’s Real Presence onto the streets of our downtown DC neighborhood and will pass by Farragut Square, Lafayette Square, and McPherson Square before returning to the CIC. Join us as we pray especially for our country.
The CIC is located at 1501 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20005.
Please RSVP at the bottom of the page.
What is a Eucharistic Procession?
The Eucharist is the source and summit of the whole Christian life. A Eucharistic Procession, therefore, is a public witness of the veneration toward the most holy Eucharist, conducted through public streets. It takes place in this way: A consecrated host – that is, the real and substantial presence of Jesus Christ: body, blood, soul and divinity – is placed within a monstrance, which is then lifted and carried by a priest who leads the faithful in procession
- 9:00 am: Doors open at the CIC
- 9:30 am: Mass celebrated by Fr. Charles Trullols
- 10:15 am: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament; Procession begins
- Around noon: Procession concludes at the CIC
- The closest DC Metro stops to the CIC are McPherson Square (Orange/Blue/Silver Lines) and Farragut North (Red Line).
- Paid street parking is available. However, parking downtown on Saturdays can be challenging as most garages are closed. The nearest open garage is located at 1625 I (Eye) St, NW. A parking finder app like SpotHero can be helpful.
- The procession will go on rain or shine. So check the weather forecast, and bring your umbrella or sunscreen.
- There will be altar stations along the procession’s route. If you kneel on the ground in prayer, you may want to bring something to cushion your knees.
- Water and snacks will not be provided.
For questions or assistance RSVP-ing, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-783-2062, ext. 4.