April 26, 2011 // Local

Seventh Annual Eucharistic Procession to be celebrated on the campus of Notre Dame May 1

NOTRE DAME — Following the values set forth by Blessed Holy Cross Father Basil Anthony Moreau, founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, the University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College, and Holy Cross College are collaborating in the celebration of the Seventh Annual Eucharistic Procession on May 1 following the 11:45 a.m. Mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Notre Dame.

The Eucharistic Procession will be celebrated on the historical “God quad” at the University of Notre Dame stopping at four altars of Benediction before the statues of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Our Lady of the University at the main circle, Father Sorin founder of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s, and concluding at the Golden Dome of the Administration Building. Students, faculty, religious, and staff of each institution, as well as the general public will give public witness of their faith and devotion to the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.

The Eucharistic Procession will also be a public prayer asking God for three graces: a greater respect of and protection for the rights of all human life from conception to natural death; an increase of vocations to the religious life and priesthood especially in the Congregation of Holy Cross; and blessings for the students, faculty, staff, religious, trustees and administration of the three institutions of higher learning. A picnic lunch will be provided by the generosity of the Notre Dame Knights of Columbus Council No. 1477. In the event of rain, the procession will be held inside the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

For more information about this Eucharistic Procession, please contact Holy Cross Father Tom Eckert at [email protected].

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