I am very amazed by the devotion of the people of this parish. The 12:15 PM Mass today lasted for nearly 2 hours and then there was a procession through the streets of the parish for about an hour, ending with Benediction of the Blessed Sacraments on the steps of the church.
Since 1848 this has been a church of mostly first and second generation immigrants. Irish first. Now mostly Hispanics.
Labels: Benediction, Blessed Sacraments, Corpus Christi, Jorge Reyes OSA, Lawrence MA, St. Mary of the Assumption Church
Friar of the Order of Saint Augustine (Augustinians). I joined the Order in 1967. Served in Japan from 1977 until 1995. From 1996 until 2008 I worked in telecom and IT, usually in software development project management. Then in May 2008 I returned to the Order. Was pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish (Staten Island, NY) from August of 2010 until June of 2016. Then Our Mother of Good Counsel Parish in Bryn Mawr, PA until June of 2021. Currently serving as assistant pastor at St. Mary's in Waterford, NY and St. Augustine's in Troy, NY. You may find random thoughts, photos, poems, essays, etc. from me here from time to time.