Walk With Christ CBD

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Walk With Christ will take place on Sunday, 20 November at 2pm; the Feast of Christ the King. As the procession coincides with the closing of the Jubilee doors at St Peter's Basilica, Rome, it will be the completing event for the Year of Mercy in Sydney.

 

Where to meet
Please assemble at Pitt Street, between Hunter Street and Martin Place (this section of road will be closed for us to assemble), at 2pm. The Blessed Sacrament will be brought to meet us there from St Patrick's, Church Hill. We encourage you to use public transport. Get off at Wynyard Station and take the George Street exit. At the conclusion of the Procession, St. James Station is a short distance from St. Mary's Cathedral.

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What to bring 
Please bring your parish, group or school banners to make the Procession colourful and festive.


Adoration & Benediction
The Procession will culminate in the Forecourt of St. Mary's Cathedral, with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Solemn Benediction. Participants will be able to join in the prayers and hymns and the ceremony is expected to conclude at 4:30pm.


What you can do before the Procession
Parishioners of the Archdiocese are asked to write their prayers and petitions inside their Parish or School's Book of Life. You will find the Book of Life in your Parish Church or your Catholic school soon.
Each Book of Life will be carried by a representative of each Parish or school in the Procession, and placed on the front steps of St. Mary's Cathedral, before the Blessed Sacrament.


Join in the hymns and prayers
Music for the Procession will include well-known traditional and contemporary hymns, chants and litanies.
Make sure you get a copy of your free commemorative booklet at the Pitt Street gathering point before the Procession begins.

 

What is Walk With Christ?

Walk With Christ is the annual Eucharistic Procession that travels through the streets of Sydney and culminates with prayer and Benediction at St Mary’s Cathedral forecourt. This extraordinary event engages thousands of Catholics of all ages and backgrounds. It revives a rich Catholic tradition of public faith demonstration through procession and festival.

Walk With Christ provides an opportunity for participants to pray for the many needs of the city, to strengthen their Catholic identity and most importantly, to affirm their faith in the Eucharist. Bishop Julian Porteous, former Episcopal Vicar for Evangelisation and Renewal, Archbishop of Hobart, summarises Walk With Christ in these words:

 
The procession is an opportunity for us to give a public witness to the fact that Christ wants to be with us until the end of time, and the way he has expressed this is by being truly present in the Blessed Eucharist.


To see photos of past Walk With Christ events, click here.