Sunday, 26 June 2011

Corpus Christi - St Ann's Style . . .

We may not have been able to find a canopy for our procession of the Blessed Sacrament today but our improvised 'ombrellino' looks very fitting, doesn't it?

Today we celebrated the Solemnity of Corpus Christi in fitting style. It was also a Mass of thanksgiving for all our children who have made recently made their First Holy Communion.

It's interesting how the young ladies love to be in front of the camera . . .

Whereas the young gentlemen are much more reticent . . .

Naturally a little celebration was in order for them, and, as is our custom here, a delicious cake was enjoyed by all.


And here are some more photos taken this morning . . .

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well done St Ann's,keep up the pace!

Gonzaga said...

One can see the blessings of God in the people of the parish,thanks to Fr Miceal leading the flock forward!

Anonymous said...

It was a lovely Mass and procession and a fitting conclusion to our First Holy Communion programme. It was lovely for the parish to come together centred around Jesus.

Anonymous said...

Hi Fr Miceal.
How did the feast of Corpus Christi originate?We celebrate so many feasts and yet know very little about their introduction/origin!Thanks

Fr Míċeál Beatty said...

Anonymous (3)

Thank you for your comment & question.

The Solemnity of the Feast of Corpus Christi, is celebrated in honour of Christ’s institution of the Holy Eucharist on Holy Thursday.

The introduction of the feast is traced to a vision received by St. Juliana of Mont-Cornillon, early in the 13th century.

In 1264, Pope Urban IV ordered the feast of Corpus Christi to be celebrated annually on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday.

In the present day, the feast is observed in England and Wales (and elsewhere) on the Sunday following the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.

Anonymous said...

That is so interesting,a grand total of 747yrs!What a wonderful way to witness faith!Thank you Fr Miceal.

Anonymous - 3

Cindy said...

Good to have a professional 'ombrellino holder' Well done Br John Baptist!