The University of Notre Dame will celebrate its ninth annual Eucharistic Procession on Sunday, April 21, 2013. The procession will set out from the Basilica of the Sacred Heart immediately following the 11:45 a.m. Mass and will last for one hour. All are invited to join in this rich Catholic tradition.
Campus Ministries at Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College and Holy Cross College in addition to Holy Cross Vocations will construct four altars that will be placed at focal points on campus where Benediction will be celebrated. Altars will be located in front of the statues of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Our Lady of the University in the main Circle, Fr. Sorin and on the steps of the Main Building. Programs will be provided to the faithful taking part in the procession to indicate hymns and acclamations.
Following the procession, a free outdoor picnic will be hosted by Notre Dame’s Knights of Columbus Council. In the event of inclement weather, the procession will be held inside Sacred Heart Basilica.
Once a yearly event at the University of Notre Dame, the observance of celebrating Eucharistic Processions fell out of practice on the campus more than 30 years ago. Inspired by Pope John Paul II’s declaration of the “Year of the Eucharist” (October 2004-October 2005), Notre Dame students, clubs and Campus Ministry staff reorganized Eucharistic Procession in April 2005. For more information, please contact Brett Perkins.