Friday, April 18, 2008
EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION AT NOTRE DAME
The Office of Campus Ministry warmly invites you to participate in the Fourth Annual Eucharistic Procession to be celebrated at Notre Dame this Sunday, April 20, beginning at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart following the 11:45 am Mass. The Procession will begin at 1:00 pm and will last approximately one hour.
The Eucharistic Procession will be celebrated on Notre Dame's historic "God quad" and will stop at four altars for hymns, Scripture readings, meditations, prayers, and Benediction. Fr. David Tyson, CSC, Provincial Superior of the Congregation of Holy Cross, will preside. By taking the Blessed Sacrament outside the walls of the Basilica in procession, the students, faculty, religious, and staff of Saint Mary's, Holy Cross, and Notre Dame, as well as all the faithful in attendance, give a vivid and public witness to their faith and devotion to the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist and to his saving work in our midst. This Eucharistic Procession also seeks to further the mission of the Congregation of Holy Cross, "to make God known, loved, and served throughout the world." In addition, this Fourth Annual Procession will be a public prayer offered specifically for the following intentions:
* a greater respect for and protection of all human life, from conception until natural death;
* an increase in vocations to the religious life and priesthood, especially in the Congregation of Holy Cross;
* blessings upon the students, faculty, staff, religious, trustees, and administration of our three institutions of higher learning;and
* blessings upon the Holy Father's Pilgrimage to the United States.A picnic lunch will be provided following the Procession through the generosity of the Notre Dame Knights of Columbus Council #1477.
Everyone is invited to pre-register for the Procession (if possible, though it is not required) by visiting the following site: http://www.nd.edu/~adore/procession/signup.htm
In the case of inclement weather, the Procession will be celebrated inside the Basilica immediately following Mass.
For more information about this Fourth Annual Eucharistic Procession, please contact Fr. Kevin Russeau, CSC, at Russeau.firstname.lastname@example.org.