Thursday, April 28, 2011

Campus-wide Eucharistic Procession

The University of Notre Dame will host the Seventh Annual Eucharistic Procession immediately following the 11:45am Basilica Mass this Sunday, May 1, 2011, and all are invited to attend!

The Procession will be celebrated on historic God quad, stopping at four Altars of Benediction located in front of the statues of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Our Lady of the University (in main circle), Father Sorin, and on the steps of the Main Building. The Procession will last about one hour, beginning after the 11:45am Basilica Mass. In the event of inclement weather, the Procession will be held inside the Basilica.

Students, faculty, religious, and staff of Notre Dame, Saint Mary's College, and Holy Cross College, as well as the general public, will give public witness to their faith and devotion to the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.

In addition to the praise and honor we offer to Jesus Christ through this Procession, we pray for:
(1) a greater respect for and protection of all human life, from conception to natural death;
(2) an increase in vocations to the religious life and priesthood, especially in the Congregation of Holy Cross; and
(3) blessings upon the students, faculty, administration, and staff of Holy Cross College, Saint Mary's College, and the University of Notre Dame.

A free picnic lunch will be provided afterwards through the generosity of the Notre Dame Knights of Columbus Council #1477.

In preparation for this Sunday's Eucharistic Procession, there will be a campus-wide 40 Hours Devotion in the Coleman-Morse Center chapel this weekend, from Friday (April 29) at 6:00pm until 10:00am Sunday, May 1.  This beautiful devotion involves 40 uninterrupted hours of Eucharistic Adoration, in honor of the 40 hours Our Lord spent in the tomb from Good Friday until Easter Sunday.  Stop by at any time, day or night, for quiet prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, or to register for a particular time slot please visit:

For additional information about this annual Eucharistic Procession, please contact Fr. Thomas Eckert, CSC, at

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