Diocesan News

Crown Heights Observance

Jervis at street altar
benediction in street
clapping before monstrance
women cross street

St. Francis of Assisi-St. Blaise parish, Crown Heights, celebrated Corpus Christi processing down Nostrand Ave. Led by their pastor, Msgr. Paul W. Jarvis, the procession was filled with music, readings and a few history lessons about the feast from Msgr. Jervis in both English and French Creole. Deacon Wilner Pierre-Louis also took a turn carrying the monstrance. Parishioners of all ages came out to process, sing and pray. The busy avenue saw many people stop and listen and some even joined the procession. Photos Matthew O’Connor