The Heights held its fourth annual schoolwide Eucharistic Procession this past Friday on campus. At the conclusion of Mass, a group of seniors from the Class of 2022 accompanied Father Diego Daza, who carried our Lord in the monstrance to three altars (or stations) where we venerated the Holy Eucharist in silence and received Benediction. Afterwards, the Men’s Chorus sang a collection of Eucharistic and Marian hymns before proceeding to the next altar. The first station was in the Valley near the amphitheater, the second near the sports fields, and the third in the courtyard next to the chapel. Students knelt along the walkway in anticipation of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament passing by and joined in praying the Holy Rosary and singing the Adoro Te Devote during the procession.
In prior years this procession has been on a day leading up to Holy Week; recently, however, it has been set on or near the Feast of St. Joseph, a patron of the school whose statue resides in our chapel. In an interview after the procession, Heights Chaplain Fr. Diego said, “This year we were praying in a special way for all families in The Heights community and for peace in Ukraine.”