Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Eucharistic Procession for All Saints and Mass for All Souls at Wyoming Catholic College

This past November 1, the students of Wyoming Catholic College organized a beautiful Eucharistic Procession through the downtown of the city of Lander and up to the parish church of Holy Rosary (where many collegiate liturgies are conducted). Chaplain Fr. Robert Frederick carried the monstrance. Once arrived at the parish church, the local pastor Fr. James Schumacher officiated at Solemn Vespers in Latin (OF), with the choir and the schola leading the chant. After Vespers, chaplain Fr. Hugo Blotsky conducted Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. This, plus the college Mass at noon, made for a wonderful observance of this great feastday.

On the following day, the College celebrated the Commemoration of All Souls with an all-usus antiquior schedule: a Requiem Missa cantata before lunch, Vespers for the Dead before dinner, and finally a nighttime visit to the cemetery, where we prayed the Rosary, said prayers for the faithful departed, and returned to the church for Compline for the Dead (EF).

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