Please note how the cope of the Pope (cope of the pope, cool) is placed over the kneeler on which the pope kneels. I am wondering if the new Holy Father, the Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis will do likewise or forgo the cope altogether or if he wears one will it be draped in this traditional manner. Stay tuned as I will update this with a video and/or picture when it is available!
In the nine years I've been here, we only had one very wonderful outdoor procession on Corpus Christi. It was wonderful, fabulous and I've wanted to do it every year, but every year it has been 100 degree outside on a Sunday afternoon and every year since this one my parochial vicar has chosen to begin his vacation (as Easter has been late for the last several years, pushing Corpus Christi into June. I really need a priest to coordinate this and we need streets closed and well, it is a bit of a hassle. Next year Easter is earlier, so I hope to duplicate this next year! Fr. Dawid is gone to Africa for his vacation.
These are from 2009:
MY FINAL COMMENT: Now which is better, like ours at Saint Joseph Church or like the Pope's on the back of a flat-bed Chevy Pick Up Truck? I ask, you answer!