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Kath Kiely
The Blessed Sacrament Procession

The Blessed Sacrament Procession took place every year, starting from Holy Trinity Church in Oxford Street and proceeding to Holy Trinity School in Queen Street.  I have put together here some photos from two processions from the late fifties and early sixties. This procession marked the occasion when children took their first communion.
School BreakfastAfter communion all the children would have breakfast in our school in Queen Street.  They would then go home before coming back to the church for the parade in the afternoon. The procession was led by the Priest and the Altar Servers The procession was led by the Priest and the Altar Servers
They were followed by the children who had made their first Communion that day.  Procession of Children Then came the priest with more altar servers, with the Blessed Sacrament, carried beneath a canopy. The lad with the umbrella (which covered the Blessed Sacrament when it entered the school grounds) is my son Peter and I am right behind in the light blue dress. The priest with more altar servers
The procession starting from The Church This is the procession starting out from the church.  To the right is the building of the Catholic Club. Scout and Cub troop Our Scout and Cub troop was also in the procession.
Another view of the procession, outside the Three Tuns. The Procession again Inside the school grounds an altar was set up. In later years it was set up in the School room. An Altar inside the School grounds
  This is the procession leaving the school.  We paraded back to the church by the same route as we had come. Leaving The School  

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