Join Us: Eucharistic & Marian Procession is Oct. 9 

About a year ago, we started a new tradition of leading a Eucharistic and Marian Procession in October to give public witness of our faith and devotion toward the Holy Sacrament and our Blessed Mother. This year, we will continue this tradition on Oct. 9 after the 10:30 am Mass. 

The procession will begin at St. Mary Parish and conclude at St. Anthony Parish. 

The Seven Sorrows of Mary 
1. The Prophecy of Simeon
Luke 2:34-35 

2. The Flight into Egypt 
Matthew 2:13-21 

3. The Loss of Jesus for Three Days 
Luke 2:41-50 

4. The Carrying of the Cross 
John 19:17 

5. The Crucifixion of Jesus  John 19:18-30 

6. Jesus Taken Down from the Cross 
John 19:39-40 

7. Jesus Laid in the Tomb 
John 19:39-42 

Although Mary often receives special attention with the crowning in May, she is celebrated throughout the year — on the Assumption (Aug. 15), the Immaculate Conception (Dec. 8), and the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Jan. 1), to highlight a few examples. In more recent history, Pope Francis added two new celebrations of Mary to the Church calendar: The Memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church (the Monday after Pentecost) and the Commemoration of Our Lady of Loreto (on Dec.10). 

During September, we marked the Feast of the Seven Sorrows of Mary (Sept. 15), which dates back to the 14th century. The devotion consists in praying seven Hail Mary’s while meditating on the Seven Sorrows of Mary.

These Solemnities, Feasts and Memorials help us to focus our attention on the different events of Mary's life and aspects of her faith, trust, and humility, and see clearly how the Holy Spirit works in -- and through -- her. 

Mary models for us the discipleship to which we are called. And, as you may have heard me say before, the way to Jesus is through Mary. 

Join us as we process ourJesus Himself in the Eucharist and a statue of the Blessed Mother down Main Street and Appleton Avenue. You are invited to adore along the route or join in procession. There will be a bus to take those who walked the full route back to St. Mary from St. Anthony. After the procession, Eucharistic Adoration will take place at St. Anthony Church until 5 p.m.