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Video: Blessed Michael McGivney’s Shrine Marks Start of National Eucharistic Pilgrimage

NEW HAVEN, CT, May 29 — The Knights of Columbus Supreme Council have published a video of the first two days of the Seton Route of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage, which began in New Haven May 18-19.


The pilgrimage had, as a prelude, a talk by Father Roger Landry, chaplain to the Seton Route, at the Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center. The official start was a Vigil Mass of the Solemnity of Pentecost at St. Mary's Church of Blessed Michael McGivney Parish on May 18, celebrated by Archbishop Christopher Coyne of Hartford. That was followed by a 2.5 miles Eucharistic procession, held by Father Landry, in the area around St. Mary's Church and Yale University. It was followed by a holy hour and all night adoration led by the young adult groups from throughout New Haven.


Early in the morning of Pentecost Sunday, May 19, pilgrims processed from St. Mary's Church to St. Joseph's Church. Hartford auxiliary Bishop Juan Miguel Betancourt carried the Blessed Sacrament between the two Churches, where at 8:30 am, he celebrated Pentecost Mass, at the end of which he gave a special blessing to the Seton Route pilgrims.


After Mass, pilgrims brought the Blessed Sacrament in Eucharistic procession to Long Wharf in Hartford, where there was a boat waiting to bring them and the Lord Jesus to Bridgeport Harbor, where their pilgrimage would continue for the next three days throughout the Diocese of Bridgeport.


The following video documents those two days.




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