Before the procession started, parishioners gathered outside St. Paul Church to watch the lighting of a fire during which old palm fronds and Holy Oils were burned. As the fire blazed, Father Guld offered a prayer that the Fire of Christ would be ignited in the hearts of all people.
Before the procession started, parishioners gathered outside St. Paul Church to watch the lighting of a fire during which old palm fronds and Holy Oils were burned. As the fire blazed, Father Guld offered a prayer that the Fire of Christ would be ignited in the hearts of all people.
High Street in the heart of Burlington City had some unexpected activity the afternoon of May 14.

In the midst of people having lunch in the various eateries and shopping in the numerous stores, a group of parishioners from St. Katharine Drexel Parish participated in a Marian Eucharistic procession.

Photo Gallery: Marian Eucharistic Procession in Burlington

Led by Father Jerome Guld, pastor, the procession began in St. Paul Church on East Union Street and traveled the half-mile to All Saints Church as the faithful prayed the Rosary and sang hymns. A statue of Our Lady of Fatima that was mounted on a stand draped in blue and adorned with florals was carried by four parishioners while Father Guld carried the monstrance with the Blessed Sacrament.

Once at All Saints, the statue of the Blessed Mother was crowned and the Blessed Sacrament was reposed. The procession was held as an opportunity for parishioners to give public witness to their faith while commemorating the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, which was May 13, to pray for peace in the world and respect for all human life.

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