Great West Coast Marian Procession

These good people wanted to have an ad here for their procession, but while I have been in Venice I have had infinite email problems. I couldn’t load their ad. Have a look at this!

Here is a GREAT video for the Great Marian Procession

Saturday, May 3, 2014

7:30 a.m. Arrive – East Lawn Cemetery, 4300 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento
8:00 a.m. Sharp – Procession leaves on 3-mile pilgrimage
10:30 a.m. Solemn Mass & May Crowning at the Cathedral

Note: Please bring a portable radio, tuned to 1620 am – Immaculate Heart Radio!

If you are Catholic and live on the West Coast, join the crowds for this EPIC 6th Annual Marian Procession, Mass and Crowning! The glorious statue of the Blessed Virgin of Fatima is led out from East Lawn Cemetery to the haunting sounds of drums and bagpipes. The statue is flanked by Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Honor Guard. Boulevards and streets are closed-down by the Sacramento Police Department as the crowds make their 3.5-mile pilgrimage through the city, praying Our Lady’s Holy Rosary which is broadcast by Immaculate Heart Radio for the event.

You will walk through East Sacramento, Midtown and Downtown, passing in front of the State Capitol, then to Cathedral Plaza. Enter the majestic Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, where you will participate in the breathtaking Solemn High Mass in the traditional Latin form: the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite! Mass is sung by the famous accomplished Choir and Choristers of St. Stephen the First Martyr Parish, and served by the skilled members of St. Stephen the First Martyr Parish Altar Guild. Then immediately following Mass is May Crowning of our Blessed Lady.

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  1. majuscule says:

    We need more processions!

    My parish is fortunate to have a tradition of processions going back over 100 years, given to us by the Portuguese who settled in our area. It’s wonderful to see people of faith processing on the city streets, not just the church grounds. And people from other lands who also have a strong tradition of processions joyfully join in!

    I hope the Sacramento procession makes the mainstream media news!

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  3. Mike says:

    May Heaven shower all responsible for this wonderful event with blessings. Could a Corpus Christi procession be in their near future (or that of any of the rest of us post-VII lot)?

  4. anachy says:

    OK, that made me cry! I am far too far from the West Coast to have attended, but that video clip was just wonderful. I think they still do Marian processions in Little Italy in Cleveland (too far from there, too, but I’ve heard tell).

  5. majuscule says:

    Here is video from the 2014 procession.

    Yes, the procession from this year! Yesterday at this posting.

  6. gloriainexcelsis says:

    St. Stephen’s was my parish when I was in California. I do so miss this. It is a yearly happening.

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