We want to assure everyone, this is done with a wink and a nod to parody. No offense to the runners. We wish them well. May the best man win!
Thank God, St. Stephen's Mass go'ers will have no problem accessing the church.
Of spices pure a precious storein their pure hands these women bore,to anoint the sacred Body o'er.
First Friday Masses5:30pm St. Paul (Akron; Mass every Friday @ 5:30pm)
6pm Immaculate Conception
6:30pm St. Stephen
8pm Mary Queen of Peace
First Saturday Masses8am Immaculate Conception
8am Sacred Heart of Jesus
9:30am St. Stephen
The solemn procession represents the entry of Christ, who is the Light of the World, into the Temple of Jerusalem. It forms an essential part of the liturgical services of the day, and must be held in every parochial church where the required ministers can be had.
While now the procession is held inside the church, during the Middle Ages the clergy left the church and visited the cemetery surrounding it. Upon the return of the procession a priest, carrying an image of the Holy Child, met it at the door and entered the church with the clergy, who sang the canticle of Zachary, "Benedictus Dominus Deus Israel".