We will begin the Lord’s Day with Mass at a Cathedral or other major church in the host diocese. Following Mass, everyone is invited to take part in a solemn Eucharistic procession akin to Corpus Christi feast day processions. Perpetual Pilgrims and chaplains will then continue walking along the Pilgrimage route to the next city.
Depending on the next stopping location, there may be an evening event such as Eucharistic adoration, praise and worship, or a talk with a Eucharistic theme. Then, the Perpetual Pilgrims and chaplains will retire for the night, housed by generous local hosts.
Every weekday will include Mass, usually in the morning. Then we will carry Our Lord through the streets near the church in a short Eucharistic procession of a mile or less, closing in prayer. After this, Perpetual Pilgrims, chaplains, and anyone who has registered to join the Eucharistic Caravan that day will continue on the road.
Certain segments of the Pilgrimage may not be open to the public for safety reasons, so be sure to check the route page for updates on where you can participate in the Eucharistic Caravan! We will stop for lunch and rest. Some days will include driving, particularly on the longer routes and in harsh weather conditions.
The day will end with an evening event hosted by a parish, shrine, religious order, etc. This event will be an opportunity to encounter Jesus in a special way as he passes by! At the end of the night, Perpetual Pilgrims and chaplains will once again be housed by generous hosts.
This is not a travel day. Perpetual Pilgrims will stay with the same hosts Friday and Saturday nights in order to recuperate from the week. But that doesn’t mean nothing will happen on Saturdays!
Saturday is about stepping into our identity as the Body of Christ—being his hands and feet in service of the community. Perpetual Pilgrims will exercise the Corporal Works of Mercy during the day, participating in a service project. Most Saturdays will not have evening events, giving everyone the opportunity to rest.