Pray - Experience - Witness
You are invited to a once-in-a-lifetime experience being called "our national Emmaus moment," after the biblical passage in which Jesus walked with two of his disciples along the road to Emmaus. The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage is an unprecedented multi-route nationwide pilgrimage in which Catholics will pray and publicly follow Jesus in their cities through Eucharistic processions. The Diocese of Springfield in Illinois is excited to be included in one of the routes, all of which lead to Indianapolis for the National Eucharistic Congress July 17-21.
This National Eucharistic Pilgrimage kicks off May 17-19 during the Feast of Pentecost. The pilgrimage route that will come through the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois will originate in San Francisco and will be in several cities throughout Central Illinois July 8-12 in which all people are invited and encouraged to experience. Pilgrims can participate in the Eucharistic processions, pray before our Lord in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in our churches, grow in fellowship with their neighbors at dinners, and hear powerful witness talks from the National Eucharistic Procession team as they share their experiences of taking Jesus across the nation.
Be there when God moves in your community!
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Attend the National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis July 17-21
This summer, join tens of thousands of passionate Catholics will travel from every corner of the U.S. to experience the healing power of Jesus Christ, present in the holy Eucharist at the National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis. Soak in the Presence of Jesus alongside people of all walks of life - a vivid image of the universal Church. You will participate in beautiful liturgies, lifting your voice in prayer alongside world-class musicians, hear from the most influential Catholics of our day, and make history as part of the first National Eucharistic Congress in nearly 100 years. This is the beginning of a new chapter of faith in America. Will you be there? Get tickets at eucharisticcongress.org.