LINCOLN (SNR) - Blessed Sacrament School in Lincoln held a special celebration Aug. 19 to launch the new school year: a Eucharistic procession from the church through the school building.
After the daily school Mass in Blessed Sacrament Church, assistant pastor Father Benjamin Rynearson carried Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament across the street to the school and through each classroom and other daily spaces: the cafeteria, library, offices, and gymnasium. Several students assisted in the procession, while the rest waited in their classrooms with teachers, in prayer or song, waiting for the procession.
Sister Peggy Kucera, M.S., a teacher at Blessed Sacrament, said she and some other teachers - Ms. Walsh, Mrs. Baker - took the idea to principal Mrs. Danielle Miller and pastor Father John Sullivan.
Father Sullivan not only approved the idea and prepared the teachers for the protocol - but gave permission to plan a second procession later in the year.
Aside from the blessing and graces for the children and staff, Sister Peggy said, they “felt this would be great way to connect what happens at Church, Holy Mass, so that it flows over to the school day.”
Blessed Sacrament School, which opened in 1926, serves 178 students in grades pre-K through 8 with 25 faculty and staff. Three priests and one religious serve the school. The theme is “To know, love, and serve God.”