Corpus Christi 2014
It was a beautiful, sunny day for the fifteenth annual North Oxford Deanery Corpus Christi Procession.
The Dean, Fr John Hancock, carried the Blessed Sacrament from the Oratory to Blackfriars:
The children who had made their First Holy Communion this weekend scattered rose petals before the Blessed Sacrament:
We alternated between saying the Rosary and singing Eucharistic hymns, accompanied by the Witney Town Band:
The canopy over the monstrance was carried by the Conventual Franciscan Friars:
At Blackfriars the Dominican friars sang the Lauda Sion and Fr Robert Ombres, O.P. preached a fine sermon:
Fr Ombres then carried Our Lord along the Cornmarket and down St Michael's Street:
Fr Dushan Croos, S.J., Chaplain to the University of Oxford, then carried the Blessed Sacrament to the Chaplaincy:
At the Old Palace, the Dean gave Benediction, before the singing of the Salve Regina and Faith of our Fathers:
We then concluded with some very welcome refreshment!