On Thursday, May 31, 2018, His Excellency the Most Rev Robert Morlino celebrated a Pontifical Mass at the Throne for the Feast of Corpus Christi at St Norbert’s in Roxbury. While His Excellency has celebrated the Rite of Confirmation, as well as Pontifical Low Masses at St Norbert’s, this was the first full Pontifical Mass at the parish in decades.
Following the Mass was the Eucharistic procession, including the debut of our newly arrived processional canopy, which matches the white vestment set, and priests in choir wearing chasubles over the cassock, in the Roman tradition. The ombrellino was made by a parishioner from St Mary’s Pine Bluff with extra fabric from our white vestment set, and this was its third use (having been used for Holy Thursday and Good Friday).
In attendance were two seminarians who served as familiares, and several priests of the Society of Jesus Christ the Priest (SJS). One of the deacons at the throne was a diocesan seminarian who had just been ordained to the diaconate the previous week.