Monday, June 7, 2010

Ste. Genevieve - Ste. Genevieve

Part 1 will be the Mass while Part 2 will be the Procession!

Ste. Genevieve is, I think, one of the oldest parishes in the Archdiocese at over 250 years old!  The church is class Catholic.  There are over 40 statues inside and tons of relics.  The inside is awesome.  The communion rail still has a gate.

In order to attend the Corpus Christi Procession, I attended the 8:30 am Mass on Sunday, June 6.

The choir was in the choir loft.  The music was accompanied by the organ.
Entrance:  Table of Plenty
Offertory:  Taste and See
Memorial Acclamation D!
Communion:  something in Latin sung by the choir.  Maybe Panis Anglicum?
Recessional:  Praise We Christ's Immortal Body (I think)

For the homily, Father started talking about Transformers, the toys that transform into other things.  We come to celebrate Jesus the transformer, who transforms our lives.  Jesus wants to transform our lives like he transformed St. Paul's life.  Every time we come to Mass, it is a change to transform.  Father then referenced the Monte Cassino Miracle (I think) where they typed Jesus' blood and found it was AB+ (seriously????  I'd have thought it would have been O-, the universal donor...).  We struggle with our Faith.  Say yes to Jesus.

Father used Eucharistic Prayer III.  There were no bells at the Consecration, even though there were 3 altar girls in cassocks and surplices.


View from the Back Pew
The Church is 175 feet long and 70 feet wide.

The Holy Family
I like images of the Holy Family being a family,
rather than just being holy.


You are the Light of the World
Over the Door

Ste. Genevieve Altar
Going Left to Right
St. Anne, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, St. Genevieve, St. Cecilia, St. Helen

Pieta and Relics

St. Joseph Altar
Left to Right
St. Vincent de Paul, St. Francis Xavier, St. Joseph St. Gerard Majella, St. Joachim

The Eighth Station:  Jesus Meets the Women

St. Boniface
His Feast is June 5.


Pictures from Rome of the West
Info from the St. Louis Archdiocese

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