Thursday, December 5, 2013

Eucharistic Procession for the Feast of Christ the King - Steubenville

Altar boys prepared for
the cold in procession
Recently at Franciscan University of Steubenville, a group of students organized a Eucharistic procession for the Feast of Christ the King (OF) this past Sunday.

Despite the cold, there was a good turn out of over 500 people (mostly college students). The schola, made up of the music students at the college, was singing chants throughout the procession, including: Adoro te devote, Ave Verum Corpus, Credo III (for the closing of the Year of Faith), Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Veni Jesu, Salve Regina, and also Kevin Allen's Panis Angelicus.

However, here's the best part: virtually the entire congregation was singing many of the chants along with the schola, which is very encouraging. It's encouraging to see fellow young people doing something like this with such success, both in the congregation singing the music of the church, as well as the massive turnout. In the pictures, we can see there's even some younger boys assisting in the procession as well.

It's fantastic to see other young people taking up the traditions of our church joyfully!

Schola chanting in procession
Students kneeling as the procession passes