Jesus is the center of our faith. So it makes sense that Jesus, really and truly present in the Blessed Sacrament, is an object of our devotion and adoration. Sandusky Central Catholic School is different by design precisely because Jesus is the center of our school as well. Each week (usually on Thursday), all of our students gather for Holy Mass and then classes take turns throughout the day visiting the school chapel to spend some time in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
Each summer, not only is the school empty of students, but our school tabernacle is empty as well. As we welcome back the students into our halls, we want to intentionally welcome Jesus into the halls of our school and the hearts of our students as well. This Thursday, following the school Mass, we will hold our second annual Eucharistic Procession. Following the Middle School/High School Mass at Sts. Pete & Paul (which begins at 8am), we will process with the Blessed Sacrament through the streets. Our route takes us north on Columbus Avenue, west on Adams Street (between the library and the courthouse), and then south on Central Avenue to St. Mary’s Church.
At St. Mary’s, our elementary school students, having finished their weekly Mass, will join us in front of the church for a moment of adoration and benediction. Then our entire student body will follow the Eucharistic Lord in procession as He leads them into the halls of our buildings and finally takes His place in the heart of our school – the All Saints Chapel.
This is a powerful witness to our faith in Christ and our focus on him not only for our students and staff, but for our neighborhood as well. You are ALL invited to join us for Holy Mass at either location this Thursday as well as for the outdoor portion of our Eucharistic Procession (weather permitting). May Christ reign in our hears, in our school, and in our community.
Yours in Christ,