WATERVILLE — St. Mark’s Rector John Balicki will conduct two introductory classes about the Episcopal Church. The class is called “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Episcopal Church, but Were Afraid to Ask” and will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Sunday, June 2 and Sunday, June 9.

The class will cover many of the basics such as the nature of worship, how decisions are made in the church on local, state and national levels, and the similarities and differences of the Episcopal Church to both Roman Catholicism and Protestant denominations. This class is designed for people from any or no faith tradition who are interested in exploring what a modern, welcoming diverse church is all about that still has roots in Christian tradition, according to a news release.

St. Mark’s Church is on the corner of North Street and Eustis Parkway. Those who are interested in this class but cannot attend at these times or for more information regarding any of this, contact Balicki at [email protected] or 872-7869.

Procession to begin

at Notre Dame Church

WATERVILLE — In honor of the Feast of Corpus Christi, also known as The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Corpus Christi Parish will present The Eucharistic Procession on Sunday following the 10:30 a.m. Mass.

The procession will begin at Notre Dame Church on 116 Silver St., in Waterville, and continue to the Blessed Sacrament Convent.

The Feast of Corpus Christi, translated from Latin to “Body of Christ,” originated in 1246 and was extended to the whole Church by Pope Urban IV in 1264. It is used as an opportunity for public Eucharistic processions, in which the Sacred Host is carried throughout the town, accompanied by hymns and litanies. In recent years, the practice has almost disappeared, though some parishes still hold a procession outside, according to a news release. The Feast of Corpus Christi celebrates the institution of the Sacrament of Holy Communion at the Last Supper and serves as a sign of common faith, adoration, and acknowledgement that our worship of Jesus calls us to offer a pledge of undivided love and offering of ourselves to the service of others.

For more information, call 872-2281.

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