Thursday, April 07, 2016

Eucharistic Procession at Wyoming Catholic College for the Annunciation

This past Monday, April 4th, when Holy Mother Church observed the Solemnity of the Annunciation, students, faculty, and staff of Wyoming Catholic College came out in good numbers to march through the streets of the town of Lander and bear public witness to the Mystery of our Lord in the Most Holy Eucharist -- the abiding fruit and great sign of His Incarnation. The procession began at the College's downtown center on the corner of Main and 3rd Street and followed Main Street, with police escort, up to Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Once everyone was inside the church, our chaplain Fr. Robert Frederick intoned the "Deus in adiutorium" for Solemn Vespers of the Annunciation (EF) coram Sacratissimo, with the College choir and Schola leading the chant. The choir sang Monteverdi's "Ave Maris Stella" from the 1610 Vespers, arranged for choir, organ, harp, psaltery, and trombone, followed by a polyphonic setting of the Magnificat by Christoph Dalitz and concluding with Salazar's Regina Caeli. After Vespers there was Solemn Benediction. The local pastor and deacon joined us for the occasion.

It was a joyous way to celebrate the great feastday, and we benefited from the beautiful (if windy!) springtime weather. Here are some photos from our students.

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