Our 2011 Eucharistic Procession

In a real sense, the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ is our most “Catholic” celebration of the year.  We share a belief in One God with our Jewish and Muslim brothers, and we share many of the same Feasts (Christmas and Easter) with other Christian communities; however only the Catholic Church has a special Feast Day when we proudly proclaim the belief that the Eucharist is the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ.  And only the Catholic Church has the “audacity” to proclaim that Faith by processing through the streets carrying Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament!

Thanks to all who participated in making last Sunday a wonderful day, especially Kathy Fayard, who coordinated the day. Kathy writes:

“Thanks to Kevin Bastian, Francis Cazayoux, Jim Mours and Chad Ham for carrying the canopy; to Phillip Bellini for his direction; to the Good Shepherd Choir for leading our chant; to our Altar Servers; to the Legion of Mary for recitation of Rosary; to our police: Karl Fasold and Andrew Ramsey (who served our parish and the Archbishop’s procession as well); to Betsey Sterkx for helping direct the children; and to Lennie and Matthew Ponseti for donating rose petals.

“Special thanks to Hunter Harris and his many helpers for the food preparation and cooking, and to everyone who donated dessert items. Thanks to the Sheriff’s office for the tent set-up and donation; to Laura Finnegan for set-up, decoration and planning; and to Phillip and Brian Morgan for the programs.

Special thanks also to everyone who participated in our Eucharistic procession and attended the Parish fish fry party – especially Sister Mary Ellen and Sister Juanita (who is fine after her tumble)!

Finally, thanks Mark Fayard for photography and web posting! And, as always, thanks to Dixie Williams!”

Check out the Procession pics.