Feast and procession for St Anthony's parishioners

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St Anthony's Church parishioners kneel before an outdoor altar. PHOTO/ FILE
St Anthony's Church parishioners kneel before an outdoor altar. PHOTO/ FILE

Members of the Society of St Pius X have spent weeks preparing for the procession they will have on Sunday, Father Louis Bochkoltz says.

It's one of two important days in the year for St Anthony's Church parishioners. Called the Feast of Christ the King, the procession happens each year on the last Sunday in October.

In it the whole congregation meets for Mass, then turns out in its best clothes, carrying flowers, flags, torches and incense. It walks through Gonville streets, stopping three times at outdoor altars to pray.

After that everyone shares lunch and at 2pm Fr Bochkoltz will speak about the church's Vanuatu Mission.

The procession makes the feast more concrete and significant, he said, and also symbolises the constant movement of the faithful toward God.

He welcomes anyone who would like to join it.

- Wanganui Chronicle

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