The Corpus Christi Procession
The Corpus Christi Procession traditionally began by calling all of the Indian peoples who were camping nearby to the steps of the Church. The young girls were dressed in white veils covering their heads and adorned with flower crowns, while the boys were dressed in a red or purple cassock.
The women led the procession, followed by the men, organized into two separate lines. All prayed and sang hyms for the entire duration. Between the lines, the women scattered flowers and petals to line a path for the Blessed Sacrament which was carried by the Father at the back of the procession. On either side rode men on horses with firearms, occasionally shooting into the air as a form of celebration.
Also carried by the procession were serveral temporary portable altars, which would be displayed for the whole congregation to see and circled around and prayed over at various points during the procession. The picking up and putting down of the altars would eventually lead the congregation back to the church, where the fourth and final altar would be placed.
At the church the Father would then give a short sermon before everyone returned to their respective camps.