Today, Thursday, 30 May, is in the traditional Roman calendar the Feast of Corpus Christi.
Today at the Church of the Holy Innocents in Manhattan (37th between Broadway and 7th Ave – easy to reach by subway) at 6pm there will be a Mass followed by an outdoor Procession of the Blessed Sacrament around the area of Herald Square near the Church and then by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in the church.
If you are anywhere in the area, I hope you will consider joining us.
The music should be wonderful: Palestrina’s Missa Lauda Sion and the famous Gregorian chants of the feast.
And did I mention the procession with the Blessed Sacrament in the streets of Manhattan?
You will also see the newly restored mural by Brumidi.
Pray for good weather! At least pray that the celebrant survives to the end.
Taking the Blessed Sacrament to the streets… this is the New Evangelization!
As an old Italian bishop said: “Meno chiacchiere – più processioni. … Less jabbering – more processions.”