HAGERSTOWN, Md – A few hundred people gathered at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Sunday for the annual Corpus Christi procession.

Corpus Christi is Latin for “body of Christ,” and the feast of Corpus Christi celebrates the catholic belief in the presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.

In the U.S, it’s celebrated on the Sunday after Trinity Sunday. 

Father Collin Poston took the Eucharist and carried it throughout parts of the downtown area to bless the city with members of the church as they sang hymns.

One member, Todd Anderson, said the walk is to proclaim to the world Jesus Christ is alive.  

“He’s living in us and he’s living in our community,” Anderson said. “[We are] sharing our faith with the community to say we’re proud about being catholic, proud about being Christian and the goal is hopefully people want to be part of that.”

Anderson said there’s probably millions of processions taking place this Sunday because it’s not just a local procession, it’s a day celebrated by Catholics around the world.