Annual Eucharistic Procession to be held April 22

Author: Kyle Chamberlin


The University of Notre Dame will hold its annual Eucharistic Procession on April 22 (Sunday). The procession will start at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart immediately after the 11:45 a.m. Mass and is open to the Notre Dame-South Bend community.

The Notre Dame Knights ofColumbuswill provide a picnic lunch at the conclusion of the event. More information as well as an event registration form can be found on the Web at .

The procession will make its way throughout the Notre Dame campus, stopping to celebrate Benediction at four altars, and will conclude at theMainBuilding. In the event of inclement weather, the procession will be held inside the Basilica.

Once held yearly at the University, Eucharistic Processions through campus fell out of practice after the Second Vatican Council. Inspired by Pope John Paul IIs declaration of October 2004 to October 2005 as theYear of the Eucharist,Notre Dame students, clubs and Campus Ministry staff restored the tradition in 2005.

By honoring the consecrated host, students, faculty, staff and religious of Notre Dame, Saint Marys College andHolyCrossCollegealong with the general public will give public witness to the Catholic teaching that Christ is truly present in the Eucharist.

_ Contact: Rev. Kevin Russeau, C.S.C., 574-631-7295,

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