Global Outreach

Child Sponsorship Programs Celebrate Feast of Corpus Christi

Posted by Jennifer Ostrowski on Nov 14, 2015 3:17:20 PM

On Sunday, June 7th, Teddy and I attended Mass at the Stella Maris campus church for the celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi [The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ].

The Mass included a procession to various "stations" around the Stella Maris campus. There was a station at the college, the primary school, the teachers' quarters, the convent, and so forth. At each station, the procession would stop, the priest would say a few words, the choir would sing, and everyone would kneel to pray before moving on to the next location. 

A crowd of people processing The procession The procession was led by primary school girls in white dresses carrying green buckets filled with flower petas and leaves which they sprinkled at various locations. The procession was led by primary school girls in white dresses carrying green buckets filled with flower petas and leaves which they sprinkled at various locations. 
They were followed by the priest carrying the Eucharist in a monstrance. They were followed by the priest carrying the Eucharist in a monstrance.

The procession was led by about a dozen younger girls who wore white dresses and scattered flower petals and leaves at each station. They were followed by the priest who carried the Eucharist in a monstrance. The choir followed with the Stella Maris primary and secondary schools behind. Girls who attend Stella Maris through the CARITAS Child Sponsorship Programs were in attendance.

Decorative sand images were interspersed along the procession route. 

One of the procession stops, this one was located at the teachers' quarters across from the CARITAS For Children Learning Center. One of the procession stops, this one was located at the teachers' quarters across from the CARITAS For Children Learning Center. 
A sand decoration along the procession route. A sand decoration along the procession route. 
Another sand decoration Another sand decoration

 

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