Commander’s Report -October 2018
I want to thank and congratulate the honor guard members who participated in the Diocese of Lansing 3rd Assembly, “You are Made for Happiness”, on Saturday, September 22. In the middle of our string of hot and humid days Saturday was a sunny day in the low to mid 60’s. This was perfect weather for the procession from St. Mary Cathedral to the Breslin Center. Nearly 40 honor guard led the Eucharist and 4000 plus faithful Catholics in the procession. At the Breslin Center our ranks grew to about 50 honor guard. We guarded the relics displayed on the concourse all day and the adoration chapel during the afternoon. We also accompanied the extraordinary ministers during Mass. A small contingent of honor guard performed our normal Mass functions of processing into Mass, escorting the gift bearers and recessing out of Mass.
This was a very long day for many of us, but it was very rewarding as we received many positive comments from not only lay persons but also our clergy. A couple had longer than most travel time. Jim and Bill Erickson came down from Tawas City to join us. Enjoying his first honor guard call-out was Matthew Mercado from our assembly.
I know some of us have been waiting a very long time to receive the new 4th degree uniform. I did hear of uniforms being received recently. If you would like to check on the status of your order call 1-833-562-4327 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone thinking about joining the Color Corps or having any questions about it should contact me at 485-5886 or email@example.com