Category Archives: Feast of Corpus Christi

Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Bulletin for June 21, 2015

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost and the Twelfth of the Year – This week’s bulletin for Mary Immaculate of Lourdes, Newton:

Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Bulletin for the week of June 21, 2015

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Front cover: The Parish Corpus Christi Procession, Sunday, June 7th, 2015.

THE PROMISES OF OUR LORD
to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque for Souls Devoted to His Sacred Heart

1. “I will give them all the graces necessary in their state of life.”
2. “I will establish peace in their houses.”
3. “I will comfort them in all their afflictions.”
4. “I will be their secure refuge during life, and above all in death.”
5. “I will bestow a large blessing on all their undertakings.”
6. “Sinners shall find in My Heart the source and the infinite ocean of mercy.”
7. “Tepid souls shall grow fervent.”
8. “Fervent souls shall quickly mount to high perfection.”
9. “I will bless every place where a picture of My Heart shall be set up and honored.”
10. “I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.”
11. “Those who shall promote this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be blotted out.”
12. “I promise thee in the excessive mercy of My Heart that My all-powerful love will grant to all those who communicate on the First Friday in nine consecutive months the grace of final penitence; they shall not die in My disgrace nor without receiving their Sacraments; My Divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.”

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Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Bulletin for June 14, 2015

Third Sunday after Pentecost and the Eleventh of the Year – This week’s bulletin for Mary Immaculate of Lourdes, Newton:

Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Bulletin for the week of June 14, 2015
Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Bulletin for the week of June 14, 2015

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Front cover: The Parish Corpus Christi Procession from last Sunday, June 7th, 2015.  The banner preceding the Eucharistic canopy reads: AT THE NAME OF JESUS EVERY KNEE SHOULD BEND.

Parish Directory Information ............ Page 2
Parish Mass Schedule .................... Page 2
Parish Announcements .................... Page 3
Scripture Study ......................... Page 4
Music Program for this Sunday ........... Page 5
“Dear Heart of Jesus” (Recessional Hymn) Pp. 6-7
First Friday Promises ................... Page 8
Health of the Sick ...................... Page 8
Military Prayer List..................... Page 8
Requiescant in Pace...................... Page 8
Latin Mass Propers in English ........... Page 9
Calendar of Masses for the Week ......... Page 10

*Summer Book Study*

David Allen, our Pastoral Associate, will be leading a five week study on the book, When the Church Was Young: Voices of the Early Fathers, by Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio. This book is an exciting and rewarding study of the Fathers of the Church. If you have ever wanted to know more about these men, and why their teaching is so critically important to our Catholic faith, this is the study for you! Please join us!

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Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Bulletin for June 17, 2012

Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Bulletin for the week of June 17, 2012

Bulletin: MaryImmaculate-2012-06-17.pdf

Front Cover:  The outdoor Parish Procession for Corpus Christi last Sunday, June 10th, 2012.  A Royal Procession for Christ the Eucharistic King, the Holy Name men carry the canopy over the monstrance wherein is placed the Blessed Sacrament.  Photos of Corpus Christi by parishioner Paul Eldridge.


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Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Bulletin for June 10, 2012

Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Bulletin for the week of June 10, 2012

Bulletin: MaryImmaculate-2012-06-10.pdf

Front Cover:  A golden monstrance with the white Host of the Blessed Sacrament: on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, the Church celebrates the feast of God Himself in the Holy Eucharist.


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The Feast of Corpus Christi

Article reproduced from here.

To piously and joyously pay tribute to the Feast of Corpus Christi, the Latin Mass community celebrated a High Mass, which was followed by a Eucharistic Procession and Benediction. Members of the Schola Amicorum ended the day with the chanting of The Office of Sext at 2:00 p.m., The Office of None at 3:00 p.m., and The Office of Vespers at 4:00 p.m.

The pictures below are pictures taken during the Eucharistic Procession.

The Feast of Corpus Christi, Sunday, June 18, 2006, Holy Trinity
The Feast of Corpus Christi, Sunday, June 18, 2006, Holy Trinity, Boston
Father Charles Higgins processing from the church.

 

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Cross Bearer, Acoyltes and Master of Ceremonies processing from the church.

 

Cross Bearer, Acoyltes, and Holy Name Society Banner
Cross Bearer, Acoyltes, and Holy Name Society Banner

 

The canopy bearers shelter the Blessed Sacrament
The canopy bearers shelter the Blessed Sacrament

 

The Procession makes its way through the South End
The Procession makes its way through the South End

 

Cross Bearer, Acoyltes, and Holy Name Society Banner
Cross Bearer, Acoyltes, and Holy Name Society Banner

 

The Schola Amicorum
The Schola Amicorum

 

 Torch Bearers, Canopy Bearers Shelter the Blessed Sacrament

Torch Bearers, Canopy Bearers Shelter the Blessed Sacrament

 

Torch Bearers and Thurifer
Torch Bearers and Thurifer

 

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“Angels”

 

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More “Angels”

 

"Angels" Processing Down Shawmut Avenue
“Angels” Processing Down Shawmut Avenue

 

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The Feast of Corpus Christi

Article reproduced from here.

Even before its universal promotion in 1314, Corpus Christi was one of the grandest feasts of the Roman rite. By request of Pope Urban IV, the hymns, Mass propers, and divine office were composed by St. Thomas Aquinas (d. 1274), whose teaching on the Real Presence was so profound that the figure of Jesus Christ once descended from a crucifix and declared to him, “Thou hast written well of me, Thomas.” The mastery with which Aquinas weaves together the scriptural, poetic, and theological texts of this feast amply corroborates this conclusion.

Though Maundy Thursday is in a sense the primary feast of the Blessed Sacrament, Corpus Christi allows the faithful to specially reflect on and give thanks for the Eucharist. Hence there arose a number of observances centered on Eucharistic adoration. The most conspicuous of these is the Corpus Christi procession, for which Holy Mother the Church grants a plenary indulgence to all those who take part in it.

This public profession of the Catholic teaching on the Real Presence in the Blessed Sacrament, which was solemnly encouraged by the Council of Trent, is traditionally accompanied by ornate pageantry. One of the most popular processional customs is having children dress as angels to represent the heavenly hosts who ever adore the Panis Angelicus. So too is having the various parish groups march together in a body. (Both of these customs are mentioned, significantly enough, in an eyewitness account of Holy Trinity German Church’s elaborate Corpus Christi procession of 1851 (A Way of Life, p. 49)).

Another part of the Roman tradition is the recitation of the Divine Office. Required for the clergy and encouraged for the laity, the “liturgical hours” are part of the Church’s way of sanctifying time. Of these hours, Solemn Vespers of Sundays and Feast days are a well-known feature of Catholic piety, so much so that in Europe the Sunday dinner was in some places called the “Vesper meal.” With its heart felt prayer and symbolic use of incense, Solemn Vespers offers the “evening sacrifice” of Psalm 140.2.

To piously and joyously pay tribute to the Feast of Corpus Christi, the Traditional Latin Mass community at Holy Trinity German Church celebrated a High Mass, which was followed by Benediction, a procession of the Blessed Sacrament through the streets of Boston’s South-end, the recitation of the Divine Office in Latin including None, Sext, and Vespers, and ended with Benediction. Pictures are below.

Feast of Corpus Christi, Holy Trinity Church, 2000 A. D.

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Introibo ad altare Dei

 

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The Epistle

 

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The Holy Gospel

 

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Hoc Est Enim Corpus Meum

 

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Eucharistic Procession

 

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Members of the Societas Sancti Nominis

 

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Procession through the South-end of Boston

 

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

 

Fr. Higgins
Our Visiting Celebrant Rev. Father Charles J. Higgins of St. Theresa of Avila Parish West Roxbury, Massachusetts