Monday, June 11, 2007

Corpus Christi Procession - OLMC Wyandotte

OLMC Pastor, Fr. Walter Ptak is flanked by Deacon Richard Bloomfield as they sing Tantum Ergo, the 13th century hymn written by St. Thomas Aquinas. Benediction followed.

After a 40 year absence, the Corpus Christi outdoor Eucharistic procession was held at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Wyandotte, Michigan, the site of the Call to Holiness 2007 west side conference. Photos were received from Debbie Bloomfield, wife of Deacon Bloomfield.

The solemnity of Corpus Christi (The Body of Christ) was celebrated June 10th. This year, the old custom of an outdoor procession with the Blessed Sacrament was revived at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Wyandotte . It had last been done 40 years ago. The attached pictures tell the story.

Head usher, Al Adamski leads the Corpus Christi Procession from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Wyandotte) followed by altar boys Martin Reed and Gabriel Huerta and banners from the parish societies.

Fr. Walter Ptak, pastor, carrying the Monstrance with the Blessed Sacrament (the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ) and Deacon Richard Bloomfield under the canopy carried by ushers and flanked by altar boys incensing and carrying torches, followed by parishioners coming from the church.

The procession included some of the children who made their First Holy Communion this spring (led by OLMC teacher Mrs. Michele Kooney). The choir and hundreds of parishioners followed the Blessed Sacrament in procession from the church, up Superior Boulevard to Eleventh Street and back along the boulevard to the Pope John Paul II Peace Garden …

More photos can be seen here at Picasa Web

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