Blazing a Trail: Jesus Is on the Move

June 6, 2024

Jesus is on the move! Last week’s kickoff events enkindled thousands of hearts with the fire of the Holy Spirit, but the spark of revival is just getting started. As the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage continues into its second week traveling across the nation, we invite you to take a look at where Jesus will go next on his journey toward Indianapolis for the National Eucharistic Congress.

Walking with Jesus in Week 2

Marian Route (North)

Invigorated by the company of nearly 2,000 pilgrims at the opening Eucharistic procession last week, the Marian Route continues to make its way through Minnesota this week. Jesus will travel from the Diocese of St. Cloud into the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Here are some key moments coming up:

Pilgrims walking with the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage on the Marian Route
Pilgrims walking with the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage on the Marian Route

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Route (East)

In the east, the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage will continue through the Archdiocese of New York this weekend; pass through the Dioceses of Brooklyn, Metuchen, and Trenton during the week; and enter the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Thursday. Here is a snapshot of highlights to look forward to:

  • To begin their time in Manhattan, pilgrims will visit the Shrine of St. Francis Cabrini—the first American citizen to be named a saint.
  • The Archdiocese of New York will process with Our Eucharistic Lord through Central Park, stopping for Benediction at Naumburg Bandshell.
  • Cardinal Timothy Dolan will celebrate Mass on Sunday at the historic St. Patrick’s Cathedral—burial place of Venerable Pierre Toussaint, who is credited by many as the father of Catholic Charities in New York.
  • Before processing across the Brooklyn Bridge, the pilgrims will make a stop at the Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton to honor the namesake of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage’s eastern route. Elizabeth Ann Seton was the first American-born saint to be canonized, and she established the first American congregation of religious sisters, the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph’s.
  • The Diocese of Metuchen will host Eucharistic Presentations from Fr. Roger Landry, a National Eucharistic Preacher for the Revival.
  • A candlelight procession will accompany Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament around St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral in the Diocese of Trenton.
Jesus in the Eucharist traveling by boat on the Seton Route
Jesus in the Eucharist traveling by boat on the Seton Route

St. Juan Diego Route (South)

Wrapping around the Gulf of Mexico, the southern route continues to make its way through Texas. Pilgrims will walk with Jesus through more of the Diocese of Corpus Christi, pass through the Diocese of Victoria, and enter the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston this week. These are some of the upcoming highlights:

  • The Diocese of Corpus Christi continues to inspire revival in the hearts of many with two more Eucharistic Encounter Nights over the weekend.
  • Hundreds are registered to attend Sunday Mass and a Eucharistic procession departing from Corpus Christi Cathedral.
  • The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage will begin its time in the Diocese of Victoria at the historical Presidio La Bahía for praise and worship and the celebration of Mass. This Spanish fort is an important site of the Texas Revolution.
  • On Thursday, Our Eucharistic Lord enters the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston for an evening of prayer, Eucharistic Adoration, and testimonies from the Perpetual Pilgrims.
The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage on the Juan Diego Route
The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage on the Juan Diego Route

St. Junipero Serra Route (West)

After traveling with upwards of 4,000 pilgrims on foot across the Golden Gate Bridge and by boat up the Sacramento River last week, Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament will continue to set hearts ablaze in three more states in Week 2. Leaving the Diocese of Sacramento, the Pilgrimage will pass through the Dioceses of Reno, Nevada; Baker, Oregon; and Boise, Idaho. Here are some must-see stops along the way:

  • Bishop Soto and the Perpetual Pilgrims will continue to process by boat with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, departing from Tahoe Keys en route to the Diocese of Reno, NV.
  • Bishop Mueggenborg will celebrate Sunday Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral and lead a Eucharistic procession through Reno.
  • A driving Eucharistic procession will carry Jesus across about 260 miles of the high desert in the Diocese of Baker. The segment will conclude with Mass concelebrated by Bishop Cary of the Diocese of Baker and Bishop Christensen of the Diocese of Boise. Hundreds are registered to accompany the Eucharist through Oregon.
  • The Diocese of Boise will process to three Gathering of Altar events, drawing on a rich tradition associated with past National Eucharistic Congresses. Between temporary altars representing all parishes in the region, Our Eucharistic Lord will be passed and presented for a blessing on each community.
Over 4,000 pilgrims kneel before the Eucharist on an altar near the Golden Gate Bridge.
Over 4,000 pilgrims kneeling before the Eucharist on an altar near the Golden Gate Bridge

Join us in continuing to pray for the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage as Jesus continues to spark revival in the hearts of all who encounter him along the way. Check back here every Friday for more upcoming events and highlights along this historic journey!

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