National Eucharistic Pilgrimage coming to Trenton Diocese

May 14, 2024 at 10:15 p.m.
This map shows the four routes of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage to the National Eucharistic Congress in 2024. Pilgrims traveling in "Eucharistic caravans" on all four routes will begin their journeys with Pentecost weekend celebrations May 17-18, leaving May 19. They will all converge on Indianapolis July 16, 2024, the day before the five-day congress opens. (OSV News illustration/courtesy National Eucharistic Congress)
This map shows the four routes of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage to the National Eucharistic Congress in 2024. Pilgrims traveling in "Eucharistic caravans" on all four routes will begin their journeys with Pentecost weekend celebrations May 17-18, leaving May 19. They will all converge on Indianapolis July 16, 2024, the day before the five-day congress opens. (OSV News illustration/courtesy National Eucharistic Congress) (Handout)

By EMMALEE ITALIA
Contributing Editor

From four corners of the nation, pilgrims are accompanying Jesus Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament as they make their way on a massive expedition to the National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis this July.

The Diocese of Trenton is blessed to receive these pilgrims May 28-30 as their journey intersects with three of its parish communities, and invites the faithful to participate in Adoration, Masses and a local procession at each of these locations – St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton; St. Mary of the Pines, Manahawkin, and St. Mary, Mother of the Church, Bordentown.

About 100,000 people nationwide are expected to take part in processions along the pilgrimage routes. With pilgrims walking side-by-side on major portions of the Eucharistic caravan, interspersed with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament while riding in a pilgrimage van, the four country-spanning routes add up to 6,500 miles for their 60 days on the road.

Meanwhile, a small, dedicated group of young adults will make the entire journey to Indianapolis as full-time traveling pilgrims from May to July, led by clergy and a support van. To learn more about these individuals, visit www.eucharisticpilgrimage.org/perpetual-pilgrims.

Beginning May 17 in New Haven, Conn., the East Route – dubbed the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Route – of the pilgrimage will make its way through the northeast, coming through the heart of the Dioceses of Metuchen and Trenton in New Jersey before continuing to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and beyond.

The hope of the National Eucharistic Revival, its Pilgrimage and Congress, is to create more opportunities for encounter and mission, increase belief in the Real Presence and engage the local and universal Church.

Other ways the NER suggests for participation include making a personal pilgrimage by visiting other holy places of the Diocese, adoring the Eucharistic presence of Jesus there; and accompanying the pilgrimage in prayer, that the nation encounters the Lord powerfully during this historic event.

National Eucharistic Pilgrimage, Diocese of Trenton:

MAY 28 • St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral – 151 N. Warren St., Trenton • 609-396-8447

5 – 6 p.m. • Arrival and food*

6 – 7 p.m. • Talks for various groups: Men, Women (Spanish); children ages: 4-12, 13-18 (English)

7 p.m. • Arrival of National Eucharistic Revival Pilgrims

7:15-8:15 p.m. • Celebration of Mass with Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M.

8:15 p.m. • Eucharistic Adoration and worship

9 p.m. • Candle procession around the block

9:30 p.m. • Final blessing

* Registration is requested for those attending at 5 p.m. to allow planning for food; please email [email protected]

 

MAY 29 • St. Mary of the Pines Church • 100 Bishop Way, Manahawkin • 609-698-5531

MORNING:

10 a.m. • Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Praise and worship – parish center

10:10 a.m. • Procession to church

10:40 a.m. • Talk

11 a.m. • Celebration of Mass


EVENING

6:30 p.m. • Celebration of Mass with Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M.

7:30 p.m. • Procession to Parish Center

7:50 p.m. • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with praise and worship - parish center

8:30 p.m. • Benediction



MAY 30 • St. Mary, Mother of the Church Parish • 45 Crosswicks St., Bordentown • 609-298-0261

9 a.m. • Celebration of Mass

After Mass • Process through Bordentown to Bordentown Hilltop Park; farewell. Drive to Lower Trenton Bridge and walk on pedestrian path over the bridge to Morrisville, Pa.

Other stops on the way to DOT:

May 27 & 28 • Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi, Metuchen

May 28 • St. Peter the Apostle University and Community Parish, New Brunswick

May 28 • St. Augustine of Canterbury Church, Kendall Park

To view the entire East Route, visit https://eucharisticpilgrimage.org/st-elizabeth-ann-seton-route

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From four corners of the nation, pilgrims are accompanying Jesus Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament as they make their way on a massive expedition to the National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis this July.

The Diocese of Trenton is blessed to receive these pilgrims May 28-30 as their journey intersects with three of its parish communities, and invites the faithful to participate in Adoration, Masses and a local procession at each of these locations – St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton; St. Mary of the Pines, Manahawkin, and St. Mary, Mother of the Church, Bordentown.

About 100,000 people nationwide are expected to take part in processions along the pilgrimage routes. With pilgrims walking side-by-side on major portions of the Eucharistic caravan, interspersed with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament while riding in a pilgrimage van, the four country-spanning routes add up to 6,500 miles for their 60 days on the road.

Meanwhile, a small, dedicated group of young adults will make the entire journey to Indianapolis as full-time traveling pilgrims from May to July, led by clergy and a support van. To learn more about these individuals, visit www.eucharisticpilgrimage.org/perpetual-pilgrims.

Beginning May 17 in New Haven, Conn., the East Route – dubbed the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Route – of the pilgrimage will make its way through the northeast, coming through the heart of the Dioceses of Metuchen and Trenton in New Jersey before continuing to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and beyond.

The hope of the National Eucharistic Revival, its Pilgrimage and Congress, is to create more opportunities for encounter and mission, increase belief in the Real Presence and engage the local and universal Church.

Other ways the NER suggests for participation include making a personal pilgrimage by visiting other holy places of the Diocese, adoring the Eucharistic presence of Jesus there; and accompanying the pilgrimage in prayer, that the nation encounters the Lord powerfully during this historic event.

National Eucharistic Pilgrimage, Diocese of Trenton:

MAY 28 • St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral – 151 N. Warren St., Trenton • 609-396-8447

5 – 6 p.m. • Arrival and food*

6 – 7 p.m. • Talks for various groups: Men, Women (Spanish); children ages: 4-12, 13-18 (English)

7 p.m. • Arrival of National Eucharistic Revival Pilgrims

7:15-8:15 p.m. • Celebration of Mass with Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M.

8:15 p.m. • Eucharistic Adoration and worship

9 p.m. • Candle procession around the block

9:30 p.m. • Final blessing

* Registration is requested for those attending at 5 p.m. to allow planning for food; please email [email protected]

 

MAY 29 • St. Mary of the Pines Church • 100 Bishop Way, Manahawkin • 609-698-5531

MORNING:

10 a.m. • Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Praise and worship – parish center

10:10 a.m. • Procession to church

10:40 a.m. • Talk

11 a.m. • Celebration of Mass


EVENING

6:30 p.m. • Celebration of Mass with Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M.

7:30 p.m. • Procession to Parish Center

7:50 p.m. • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with praise and worship - parish center

8:30 p.m. • Benediction



MAY 30 • St. Mary, Mother of the Church Parish • 45 Crosswicks St., Bordentown • 609-298-0261

9 a.m. • Celebration of Mass

After Mass • Process through Bordentown to Bordentown Hilltop Park; farewell. Drive to Lower Trenton Bridge and walk on pedestrian path over the bridge to Morrisville, Pa.

Other stops on the way to DOT:

May 27 & 28 • Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi, Metuchen

May 28 • St. Peter the Apostle University and Community Parish, New Brunswick

May 28 • St. Augustine of Canterbury Church, Kendall Park

To view the entire East Route, visit https://eucharisticpilgrimage.org/st-elizabeth-ann-seton-route

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