Friday, June 11, 2010

Corpus Christi Procession Omaha NE 2010

On the Feast of Corpus Christi my family and I went to Omaha NE to join the Procession with some friends from Omaha - WHAT UP G FAMILY.  We started the day by assisting at Mass at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Omaha.  This is a Traditional Latin Mass Parish, where the Sacraments are celebrated by the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter.

Mass was wonderful, we sat on the left hand side next to a side altar that reminded me of the Shrine, but in God's country.  Small, but with a powerful presence dedicated to St.'s Peter and Paul.  Yeah for the TLM.

Next to the G family home where we had lunch and visited with the G family and a Priest from Georgia that was staying there.  Great Priest, very funny and welcoming.  (He also bought us all Cold Stone ice cream after the Procession.)  What a Priest.  Pray for him.  Fr. B we'll name him.

OK, so the Procession started at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Omaha, NE.

Can't say too much about this Parish, didn't see enough to say. However, one can assume that in participating in this procession, one would hope they are solid. I believe this is a N.O. parish. The procession began and continued through the streets of Omaha, through parks, neighborhoods, and included several stops along the way for prayer, reflections and meditations. Most of the prayers were in Spanish as most of the community and parishioners come from a Latino background. It was nice to see another culture represented instead of what I am most used to seeing. Latin could also be heard as the videos below will show.

We ended at St. Peter Catholic Church where rose peddles were being thrown and blown from the roof tops of the church building.  Fireworks and a police escort also welcomed Our Lord as we arrived.  What a wonderful witness to the Real Presence.  St. Peter's Parish is a wonderful N.O parish.  Many of the prayers are in Latin, homeschoolers abound, and there is a true sense of community here.  I greatly encourage anyone who has not made this public profession of faith, to make every attempt to accompany Our Lord to witness to him. 

In Bl. Pier Giorgio's time, this type of activity was illegal, and had the potential to have severe consequences imposed, should one break the law.  Pier Giorgio often broke this law, as we all should, to show our love for our King.  After the procession, we made our way to Cold Stone, the back to the G family home, and eventually back to the heart of the Desert.  A wonderful day and way to celebrate the True presence of Our Lord.   If you would like to see more, send me a comment and I will post as I have time.  My daughter took more photos than I did, and has some interesting perspectives from the eye of a 6 year old.

¡Viva Cristo Rey! 

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