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Pennsylvania Senate Resolution in Honor of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage

HANOVER, PA, June 4 — After celebrating Vespers at St. Joseph's Church in Hanover as part of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage's visit to the Diocese of Harrisburg and as part of the Diocese's Eight Days of Eucharistic Joy initiative, Harrisburg Bishop Timothy Senior asked Seton Chaplain Father Roger Landry to join him for a presentation by Pennsylvania State Senator John DiSanto.

Senator DiSanto, who represents Senate District 15 serving the constituents of Dauphin County, presented Father Landry with the official resolution of the Pennsylvania Senate recognizing the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage.

The Resolution (SR 300) was introduced on May 28, 2024 by Senator DiSanto and cosponsored by Senators Pennycuick, Martin, Hutchinson, Vogel and J. Ward, and reads:

A RESOLUTION Recognizing the 2024 National Eucharistic Pilgrimage.

WHEREAS, The 10th National Eucharistic Congress (the Congress) is being held in Indianapolis, Indiana, from July 17, 2024, through July 21, 2024; and

WHEREAS, The Congress marks the first National Eucharistic Congress in the United States in 83 years; and

WHEREAS, The Congress seeks to fulfill the vision of the Eucharistic Revival, started in 2022, to rekindle a living faith in the hearts of Catholics across America; and

WHEREAS, The Congress is immediately preceded by the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage (the Pilgrimage) which consists of Catholic pilgrims on four pilgrimage routes converging in Indiana from their origins in California (West), Texas (South), Connecticut (East) and Minnesota (North); and

WHEREAS, The eastern arm of the Pilgrimage, named the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Route in honor of the first American-born saint to be canonized by the Catholic Church, begins near the Atlantic coast in New Haven, Connecticut, on May 17, 2024; and

WHEREAS, The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Route travels through Pennsylvania and includes stops from May 30 to June 19, 2024, in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the Diocese of Harrisburg, the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, the Diocese of Greensburg and the Diocese of Pittsburgh; and

WHEREAS, The Pilgrimage leads with Jesus Christ in the Eucharist, the focus of the entire pilgrimage, and involves a small, dedicated group of Perpetual Pilgrims, a large Eucharistic Caravan of those who walk a portion of the route and gracious hosts providing hospitality along the way; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Senate recognize the 2024 National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and its essential connection with the National Eucharistic Congress and Eucharistic Revival; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the Senate welcome the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage as it travels through Pennsylvania.

It was signed by Senator DiSalvo.

On behalf of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and the Seton Pilgrims, Father Landry thanked Senator DiSalvo for the honor given to the pilgrimage and, in a particular way, to the recognition given to "Jesus Christ in the Eucharist" and to all those journeying with him through the State of Pennsylvania.


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