I offer my apologies for the regular blog readers for my sporadic blog posts -- 2012 has been a busy year so far (work, family, church and such) and finding time to update the blog has been quite a challenge for me. Anyway, to make up for the long absence, I'm posting here pictures (and video down below) taken from the 4th Annual Procession spearheaded by the wonderful FSSP community of St. Stephen the Martyr Parish based in Sacramento, California (USA). The procession starts at the East Lawn Memorial Park, walking along the streets of downtown Sacramento, passing by the State Capitol, then ending at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. After a short period of preparing the altar, a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form is celebrated, which is concluded with the crowning of our Lady.
Assembling at the East Lawn Cemetery
Altar servers preparing for the procession
Fr. Matthew McNeely, F.S.S.P, giving the blessing before the procession
Coming out of the cemetery
Processing along some residential areas
Fr. McNeely hearing confessions while walking
Passing by the State Capitol -- what a sight!
Approaching the Cathedral
Knights of Columbus Honor Guards welcoming our Lady in front of the Cathedral
Preparing for the Solemn High Mass
Blessing of the crown
Crowning our Lady!
More pictures (tons of them, too many to be posted here!) can be accessed here! See youtube videos below.