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Parish Link, a publication of the Office for Communications, is a weekly email newsletter for those who work in parishes to receive the latest information and resources from the  diocesan offices. If you want to receive the weekly Parish Link to your inbox, email Andrew Hansen at ahansen@dio.org so he can add you to the weekly e-blast.

The latest content is below:

National Eucharistic Pilgrimage in our Diocese this July

The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage is coming to seven cities in our diocese July 8-12! This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience in which Catholics will pray and publicly follow Jesus through Eucharistic processions. Cities include Collinsville, Alton, Quincy, Girard, Springfield, Effingham, and Teutopolis. Adoration, potluck dinners, and powerful witness talks are also part of the experience.

Below are several resources/materials for you to help promote this in your parish.

Social media graphics (which can also be bulletin graphics)

*Note, don't post just the graphic. In your post, personalize your message, especially if your parish is either hosting an event or if an event is near you or if the priest is carrying the monstrance. Make it an invitation to your parishioners! Send everyone to dio.org to learn more/register.

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For parishes in the METRO EAST

Post this graphic promoting the monstrance hand-off from Bishop McGovern of the Diocese of Belleville to Bishop Paprocki on July 8. We really want to make this a big deal, so because this is happening in Collinsville, METRO EAST parishes, promote this event using this graphic, word of mouth, etc.

For Parishes in Quincy - Here is a specific flyer for your area. Please use this in your e-communications, social media, bulletin handout. Note, the national procession is joining the annual procession to Father Augustine Tolton's grave.

For Parishes in Effingham area - Here is a flyer/graphic for your area. Please use this in your e-communications, social media, bulletin handout.

Flyer

Print a flyer for inserts for student's take home folders, bulletin inserts, church events, in your e-communications with parishioners, etc.: Here is the flyer

Video message from Bishop Paprocki

Play this video before Mass, post on your social media, play before parish gatherings or meetings, embed the video in your e-communications with parishioners, etc.

Bulletin Announcement (copy and paste below)

WALK WITH JESUS ON OUR CITY STREETS IN UNPRECEDENTED EXPERIENCE – You are invited to join the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage, coming to seven cities in our diocese July 8-12! This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience in which Catholics will pray and publicly follow Jesus through Eucharistic processions. Cities include Collinsville, Alton, Quincy, Girard, Springfield, Effingham, and Teutopolis. Mass, adoration, potluck dinners, and powerful witness talks are also part of the experience. BE THERE WHEN GOD MOVES IN YOUR COMMUNITY! Go to dio.org to learn more and register!

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