Friday, May 23, 2008

Come to Grotto for Corpus Christi Procession in Detroit

I'm repeating from a post I made the other day for the benefit of those who have not yet seen it since Corpus Christi is this Sunday. Do consider coming and giving God a few hours of your time by adoring Him in the Eucharist during an outdoor procession.

Each year, the parish has a Corpus Christi procession for the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, which is next Sunday, May 25, for 2008. This "promotional video" is just over 3 minutes long and features a royalty-free version of Pange Lingua

The procession is held outdoors on parish grounds, weather permitting, otherwise it is indoors. It follows the Noon liturgy, which is an orchestra Mass, and will be in the extraordinary form (aka, "tridentine or TLM). The 9:30am will be a Latin Novus Ordo.

This orchestra Mass is conducted by Grotto's pastor, Rev. Eduard Perrone. Details of the Mass are the same as they were on Pentecost:

For the solemnity of Corpus Christi (May 25) for the noon Mass, the choir and orchestra will perform the Mozart "Credo" Mass and five movements from Bach's Pentecost Cantatas (BWV 172, 74 and 34).

A Eucharistic procession is a type of devotion. Like the Mass, it is not about what you get out of it, but what you give - God, unconditionally....for an afternoon. The procession starts around 1:30/1:40 and typically ends around 3:00/3:15.

If you can't make it to Grotto, then search for another parish nearby that has something for Corpus Christi. If you can't make that, then watch EWTN - if need be, online. They will be televising processions.

Just for the record, since I had so little time to throw this together (and neglected other tasks in my endless pipeline), I took the easiest way out by using only pictures I took in 2006, rather than trying to edit video I took last year, and other photos provided to me by others. By dumping in pics from a single folder, I probably saved about 10-15 hours. What you see is the result of about 5 hours work. It would have been less, but Studio 11 was running slower than water uphill.

I also want to point out that I have uploaded this video to "Love to Be Catholic" - a Catholic kind of "you tube". There is some really great stuff there and perhaps I'll profile some to give you an idea.

Bloggers, you may freely embed this in your blogposts if you like. You can get the code here.

You can see my first video on GodTube - on Anointing of the Sick and Benediction in the Grotto on Assumption Day. I will probably upload it to the Catholic site.

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