On June 3rd, following the 12 pm Mass, scores of parishioners participated in the annual Corpus Christi procession at St. Anselm. The procession, which was led by Msgr. Maloney, Msgr. Phillips, Fr. Kull, Fr. Saffron, Fr. Alimnonu, and Deacon Davis left the Church and stopped at “stations” along the route in order to display the Blessed Sacrament in the monstrance, to pray, and to bless the assembled congregation with the consecrated host. The St. Anselm Adult Choir gave additional beauty to the procession with the Eucharistic hymns by St. Thomas Aquinas – “Adore te Devote” and “Tantum Ergo”, as well as other lovely hymns.
Returning to 4th Avenue, the procession re-entered the church for the Divine Praises and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
Corpus Christi, Latin for the “Body of Christ” is a celebration of the actual presence of the body and blood of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist and is celebrated by Catholics around the world.
We thank the Priests, Deacon, Choir Director Therese Panicali and the wonderful Adult Choir for this spiritually enriching procession, an affirmation of our Catholic faith.
All the best,
The St. Anselm Publicity Committee