Process Liturgy

Our parish hosted the “third” annual Eucharistic Procession yesterday. I put the “third” in quotation because the parishes of the city of Saint Joseph, our co-see city, have long had a tradition of a Corpus Christi procession. Bishop Finn has asked they cease this in deference to the diocesan one. St Joseph did host last year’s procession, but I’ve heard there are still hurt feelings at having to “share” this event with the big city.

I have no pictures for you, but Kansas City Catholic is all over the story here. More nice pictures here, including many images “folded under” the main views on the page. (How do they do that?). This other blogger caught our large transcept windows.

A procession photo that captures a young friend of mine who had a busy day for the Church:

She’s in the white server alb, right of center in the image, hands folded, amidst the sisters and seminarians. She served 11:30 Mass, then was available to assist with some set up for adoration, then walked the procession, then came back for high school schola practice at 4, then singing at 5PM Mass. I like young people who have their spiritual priorities on track: there’s nothing like spending a Sunday like that.

We were fortunate to dodge the pouring rain from early morning, but I hear the walk was hot and humid. I was left behind to clean up and prepare for other afternoon events at the parish, so missing the ambulation and prayers.

Any processions in your neighborhood?

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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4 Responses to Process Liturgy

  1. Gavin says:

    My parish had one, but basically they just went out to the back yard. I don’t know, if there’s nowhere to “process” to, it doesn’t seem to make much sense to me.

  2. Tony says:

    Yup, our parish had one. As soon as I get the pictures I’ll post them.

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