The students prayed before the Blessed Eucharist in the Catholic Chaplaincy chapel before the procession through Sydney streets.
Hundreds of festive Catholics processed a statue of Jesus through the streets of Sydney, while answering questions about Christianity and Christmas from onlookers, sang Christmas carols and handed out prayer cards to shoppers on a Saturday evening in December.
Although they’ve been running the event for seven years, Saturday’s procession was one of the biggest and most successful ever.
Starting from the Sydney University Catholic Chaplaincy at Broadway, the procession marched down Abercrombie Street to Central Railway Station, before heading up William Street to St Mary’s Cathedral.
Participants sang Christmas carols the whole way, interspersed with happy chants of ‘Jesus is the reason for the season!”
After arriving at the cathedral, the students headed across the road to Hyde Park where they paused to pray a decade of the Rosary.
The procession then wound its way past the Law Courts, down Martin Place to Town Hall before heading back to the Broadway Chaplaincy.
Edited from Catholic Weekly By Peter Rosengren -December 24, 2018
(Photo: Giovanni Portelli-Knights procession Sydney Christmas)