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Eucharistic Procession with Bishop Olmsted in Downtown Phoenix

Jun 6, 2021 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 am

Bishop Thomas Olmsted will be leading a Eucharistic Procession through the streets of downtown Phoenix on Corpus Christi Sunday, June 6, beginning at 6 a.m. at Virginia G. Piper Plaza.

The Eucharistic Procession, in combination with the recent release of Bishop Olmsted’s Apostolic Exhortation “Veneremur Cernui,” continues the celebration of the Year of St. Joseph.

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5:30 a.m. Gather on Monroe Street in front of Virginia G. Piper Plaza
6 a.m. Eucharistic Procession begins (approximately 3 miles)
6:30-7 a.m. Prayer stop at Mater Misericordiæ Рalternative for those who do not participate in the procession
8 a.m. Return to Virginia G. Piper Plaza – Conclusion of Event


  • Parking available for a fee at Heritage Garage off 5th St
  • Check Light Rail availability
  • Limited street parking available


The procession will begin and end on Monroe St between 3rd and 5th streets. We will step off promptly at 6 a.m., process around Mater Misericordi√¶ Parish, and return to Virginia G. Piper Plaza between 7:30 and 8 a.m. Morning Mass at St. Mary’s Basilica is not available after the procession due to another event.

The procession route is approximately 3 miles round trip. If you would like to participate one way, rather than the full 3 miles, please plan to gather at Virginia G. Piper Plaza for the 6 a.m. beginning or at Mater Misericordiæ at 6:30 a.m. for the second half of the procession.

Bring water and wear comfy shoes.


Jun 6, 2021
6:00 am - 8:00 am
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Diocese of Phoenix
(602) 354-2000
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Diocesan Pastoral Center
400 E Monroe St
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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(602) 354-2000
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