Order of Malta


Philadelphia Area Celebrates Corpus Christi with Eucharistic Procession


Members of the Philadelphia Area were invited to join Knights and Dames from the Federal Association Order of Malta for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at Saint Francis De Sales Catholic Church in Philadelphia.

Immediately following Holy Mass, Fr. Eric Banecker, Philadelphia Region Chaplain and pastor of this magnificent edifice, carried Jesus in the Holy Eucharist around the church and through the neighborhood, led by children ringing bells and dropping rose petals, and hymns of praise and adoration could be heard from the choir and the congregation throughout the neighborhood.

Onlookers took photos and videos, some blessed themselves, and others marveled at the spectacular day, in the truest sense of the word, in this most visible sign of devotion to God, present amongst us in this sacred form.

Order of Malta

American Association, U.S.A
St. Patrick’s Cathedral Parish House
14 E 51st Street
New York, NY 10022
(212) 371-1522