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Brentwood, Antioch pilgrims head to World Youth Day

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Public witness of our faith

Corpus Christi processions (above) followed both Masses at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Oakland June 26. Corpus Christi, the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, is a veneration of the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. “The Eucharist fosters unity in the Church,” said Father Stan Zak, the pastor, in his homily at 10:30 a.m. Mass, echoing Pope Benedict XVI’s comments in the Vatican that Sunday that the Eucharist is the heart of church life and an “antidote” to an increasingly individualistic global culture. The pope said the Eucharist was like the “pulsing heart” that gives life and meaning to everything the Church does. ABOVE: As part of Corpus Christi celebrations at Oakland’s St. Elizabeth Parish, right, a carpet running down the middle aisle was created from sawdust by the Guatemalan community.

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