The Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School (OLSH) community gathered to celebrate a treasured school tradition – the annual Eucharistic Procession on Friday, September 13.
The Eucharist is central to the spiritual life of the Felician Sisters and a focal point of their heritage. As a ministry of the Felician Sisters, the Eucharist has become a fundamental part of the experience of faith life at OLSH.
The annual celebration begins with adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the OLSH Chapel. OLSH Chaplain Father Frederick Gruber talked with the students about the profound meaning of this festive celebration. He asked them to think of the procession as both an overflowing out into the world, proclaiming the Good News as well as a symbol of thanksgiving for all of the blessings bestowed upon them. “It is a call to action in Christian life and a time for contemplation.”
After praying the Litany of the Blessed Sacrament, a color guard of OLSH students and local Knights of Columbus led by Father Gruber and the Blessed Sacrament, followed by the entire student body, faculty, staff, several Sisters and parents, processed around the school grounds, pausing at the statue of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart for benediction.
Jessica Cerchiaro, director of Communications & Constituent Relations, said, “The OLSH community delights in the opportunity to begin each new school year in a strong and positive way, as this unique celebration reminds our students to place their trust in the Lord and to carry the Lord into the world, beyond the walls of the chapel and school.”