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Article: National Eucharistic Pilgrimage will be in Archdiocese of New York for five days

McKenna Snow


May 13, 2024

This article first appeared on CatholicVote.

New York City Catholics will have the opportunity next week to accompany Jesus in the Eucharist for five days as the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage travels along the Northern Seton Route.

The Pilgrimage will be in the Archdiocese of New York from May 22 to May 26. Local pilgrims will also be able to attend adoration with the Blessed Sacrament and walk in the processions down the streets to each participating church. 

The New York Archdiocese stops will also include opportunities for Catholics to hear personal testimonials from pilgrims and attend several Masses celebrated by auxiliary bishops. 

On the final day in the Archdiocese, the Pilgrimage will stop at the historic St. Patrick’s Cathedral, where Cardinal Timothy Dolan will celebrate Mass at 10:15 a.m. The Pilgrimage will then go to St. Peter’s Church, and then the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Shrine in Lower Manhattan.

The Director of the Office of Adult Faith Formation Archdiocese of New York, Elizabeth Guevara de Gonzalez, told local publication the Good News Room, “Sometimes we are not sure what else we can do to live out our faith, outside of Mass and our everyday prayer life. This is a concrete way to be a witness in the world of our faith, of why we have hope, in whom we have hope.”

“For that reason, I encourage all Catholics in our archdiocese to take part in the pilgrimage if they are able to,” she said. 

The 2024 National Eucharistic Pilgrimage is comprised of four ongoing processions of the Eucharist throughout participating dioceses in the routes that will convene in Indianapolis, Indiana, at the National Eucharistic Congress from July 17-21. 

The St. Elizabeth Anne Seton Route, or the East route, is starting at Saint Mary’s Church in New Haven, Connecticut with an all-night Eucharistic adoration on May 18. From there, the perpetual pilgrims leading the procession will accompany the Eucharist through various stops at participating churches en route to Indianapolis. 

In April, the United States Council of Catholic Bishops also announced the opportunity for a plenary indulgence for those who participate in the Pilgrimage or Congress. 

On May 27 the Seton Route will continue on to the Diocese of Brooklyn. For more information about which churches are participating in the Pilgrimage, click here


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