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Article: Pilgrims on a nationwide journey will process through the Diocese of Greensburg next week with special events for all

Latrobe Bulletin (Original article HERE)

June 8, 2024

GREENSBURG – Designed to be a powerful, once-in-a-lifetime witness of how Jesus Christ invites us to encounter Him in the Eucharist, the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage will process through the Diocese of Greensburg June 11-12.

The pilgrimage is the first of its kind, with pilgrims planning to walk 6,500 miles city to city, coast to coast.

The Diocese of Greensburg is on the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Route, one of the pilgrimage’s four procession routes. The route is named after the first American-born saint to be canonized by the Catholic Church and honors her work in laying the foundation for the Catholic school system and for her devotion to the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.

The pilgrims began their journey in May in New Haven, Connecticut, and travel to Washington, D.C.

The pilgrimage is part of the National Eucharistic Revival, a movement to renew the worship of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.

Several family-oriented events are scheduled in the Diocese to coincide with the Pilgrimage next week.

Tuesday, June 11

Mass and Family, Faith, and Fun Night

5:30-8:30 p.m.

Our Lady of Grace Parish, 1011 Mount Pleasant Road, Greensburg

The evening will include food trucks, bounce houses, balloon artists and face painting, plus multimedia displays featuring highlights of Diocesan Eucharistic Revival efforts over the last year.

Wednesday, June 12

Mass, Eucharistic Procession and Italian Lunch

10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Sacred Heart Parish, 553 Patton Ave., Jeannette

Following Mass, pilgrims will process one mile to Ascension Parish, 615 Division St., Jeannette, for lunch.

Registration for the luncheon is required.

Adoration and Youth Choir Sendoff

3-5 p.m.

Immaculate Conception Parish, 308 Second St., Irwin

Following a serene time of reflection and prayer during Adoration, pilgrims will be sent off by a youth choir. An ice cream social will be part of the sendoff.

To learn more about the pilgrimage through the Diocese of Greensburg or to register for any of the scheduled events, visit

Following the scheduled events in the Diocese of Greensburg, pilgrims will continue their journey to Indianapolis, Indiana, for the 10th National Eucharistic Congress July 17-21, where 80,000 Catholics will gather. The Congress is being held to send intentional disciples of Christ out on mission to share the gift of the Eucharisitic Lord as the universal Church moves toward its jubilee year in 2025.


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