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Saint Catherine of Siena Celebrates the Transfiguration of the Lord with a Eucharistic Procession

TRUMBULL—The Parish of Saint Catherine of Siena (220 Shelton Road, Trumbull) will celebrate The Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord on Thursday, August 6, 2020, with Mass at 5:30 pm, immediately followed by a Eucharistic Procession through the streets of Nichols to the NIA gazebo.

In a beautiful and time-honored tradition, this Eucharistic Procession will be a moment of grace and joy for our community, which is most especially needed in this time of global pandemic. Father Joseph Marcello, Pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Church said, “We live in such a visual culture. So a procession, with its candles, incense, and servers—with Our Lord in the monstrance, and many of our parishioners and friends of all ages taking part—this helps to emphasize that the Eucharist is the source and summit of our Catholic faith.” The procession with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament will immediately follow the 5:30 pm Mass on Thursday, August 6. It will last about 30 minutes and will conclude with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in the Church. Everyone is welcome.

The Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord celebrates the revelation of Christ’s divine glory and shows the perfection of life in Heaven. After revealing to His disciples that He would be put to death in Jerusalem, Christ led Saints Peter, James, and John up Mount Tabor in Galilee where, by becoming radiantly transformed, He manifests His divinity to them and to us.

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, seat reservations are required for Mass. There is no charge for seat reservations to attend Mass. The reservation portal opens on Tuesday, August 4, at 10 am. The link to register is on the Parish Website at www.StCathTrumbull.com.

The Parish of Saint Catherine of Siena warmly welcomes anyone who is new to our area, anyone who is searching for the truth, or anyone who is looking for a spiritual home. We are joyfully and faithfully Roman Catholic in belief and practice—a community of faith, worship, service, and formation—and with open hearts we invite all our brothers and sisters into a living and saving friendship with the Lord Jesus Christ, in the communion of His One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. We are conveniently located at 220 Shelton Road in the Nichols area of Trumbull.