Wednesday, June 19, 2019

EF Mass and Procession for Corpus Christi in NYC

Tomorrow, for the feast of Corpus Christi, the Pontifical Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in New York City will offer a sung Mass in the traditional rite, followed by an outdoor procession in East Harlem, Manhattan, starting at 7:00 p.m. At approximately 5:00 p.m., two outdoor altars will be set up, one in front of the rectory and another along the procession route for the triple Benediction; volunteers are invited to assist at setting up these altars. At 6:00 p.m., the Angelus and Rosary will be prayed; confessions will be heard in the hour before Mass. The crurch is located at 448 East 116th St. in Manhattan.

At the conclusion of the Mass, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed. The procession will go outdoors; hymns and chants will be sung in Latin, Polish, Spanish and English. The procession will take the following route:
1. Exit Church on East 115th Street
2. West on 115th Street - stop at altar
3. North on 1st Avenue
4. East on 116th Street - stop at Rectory altar
5. South on Pleasant Avenue
6. West on 115th Street
7. Enter Church on 115th Street

A moment of Adoration followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will take place at the two Altars, the first on East 115th Street, and the second in front of the Rectory on East 116th Street, with a third Benediction in the church itself. All are invited to join this public profession of Faith in Christ and His Church, and the True Presence of Our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

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