Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Ecce Panis Angelorum

From the Solemn Mass with the St. Cecilia choir to the glorious outdoor procession with the Blessed Sacrament in the parish gardens, the feast of Corpus Christi at St. John Cantius Church in Chicago is an important experience for parishioners and visitors. Flowers and incense prepare the way for the Blessed Sacrament, and elaborate chalk designs adorn the pathways to the various altars set up for the procession. The times of the two biggest Masses are listed below.

Wednesday, June 18 - 7:30pm
Anticipated Feast of Corpus Christi (1962)

7:30 pm - Solemn High Latin Mass and indoor procession

Music sung by Cantate Domino Choir
Missa Brevis, Claudio Casciolini
Propers of Corpus Christi, Giuseppe Tartini
Salve Regina, Op. 171,No. 3, Josef Gabriel Rheinbe

Sunday, June 22, 11:00am

External Observance of Corpus Christi (1962)
Solemn High Tridentine Mass and Outdoor Procession

Missa Octava, Hans Leo Hassler (1564 – 1612)
Sequence: Lauda Sion, Roland Lassus (1532 – 1594)
Venite Ad Me, Felice Anerio (1560 – 1614)
O Sacrum Convivium, Cristòbal de Morales (1500 – 1553)

The photographs below are taken from past Corpus Christi processions at St John Cantius. It's worth remembering the inspiring words of the Pastor, Father Frank Phillips, who said "any parish can do what we are doing here". More information from the St John Cantius website here. Please add details of your own Corpus Christi Processions in the comments below.

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