Assumption parishioners ‘Beat the Bounds’

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Check out an article about the history of the “Beating of the Bounds” featuring an interview with Fr. Price.

Dozens came together for the 8-mile “Beating of the Bounds” walk around the parish boundaries of the Church of the Assumption Saturday, May 20, braving the rain, before returning to the church for a picnic. A cross led the procession, which made its way through places such as the oldest Jewish cemetery in Nashville, along the Cumberland River, through the Bicentennial Mall, and more. Along with the cross, some parishioners carried flags of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. It was the first parish community event since the tornado that severely damaged the church in March 2020, said Father Bede Price, pastor of Assumption Church. Beating of the Bounds is an ancient Catholic tradition that Father Price learned about while serving in the United Kingdom. 

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