What a Wonderful Feast! (of Corpus Christi)

Last weekend was a beautiful procession of the Eucharist to honor our belief that what we receive in Holy Communion is the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ.  We were blessed that Archbishop Aymond was about to come and celebrate our Mass and lead the procession.  Since the word “Eucharist” means “thanksgiving,” I need to do some thanksgiving here!

Six years ago I asked Kathy Fayard if she would help coordinate a simple Eucharistic Procession on the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ.  Little did she know that she’d still be doing it 6 years later! And little did she know how much it would grow! So thanks, Kathy!

Thanks to Dixie, Phillip and Dianne for all the behind the scenes clerical work and organizing the procession crew.

Thanks to our canopy bearers: Kevin Bastian, John Rowland, Matthew Ponseti, and Bob Vaughn.

Thanks also to Matthew and Lennie Ponseti who donated the rose petals.  Thanks to our fabulous altar servers who did extra duty in the heat along with other clergy. Thanks to the choir led by Brian Morgan.  And thanks to Commander Karl Fasold and Sgt. Greg Muggli (NOPD Reserve) for the volunteer police protection.  Thanks to Dana Danzi and Dan LeBlanc for arranging Plum Street snow balls.   And thanks Hunter Harris and his fabulous crew for preparing and serving over 170 perfectly cooked fish dinners, and all those who made side dishes.

A big thanks to our Knights of Columbus for participating in the service, setting up, serving and cleaning up for the event! And thanks to the Knights and Dames of Malta, the Knights and Ladies of the Holy Sepulchre, and the Knights of St. Peter Claver for honoring us with their presence.

It was a great day and we were blessed with great weather, so it was truly a Eucharistic celebration!