October 5, 2023

Participate in part or all of National Eucharistic Pilgrimage next May-July

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From May to July 2024, the Blessed Sacrament will be carried through the streets of the United States in the first-ever National Eucharistic Pilgrimage.
Four pilgrimage routes or “Eucharistic Caravans”—one each from the north, south, east and west portions of the U.S.—will converge in Indianapolis for the National Eucharistic Congress, which will take place on July 17–21, 2024. This national pilgrimage will create priceless opportunities for everyone—Catholics and non-Catholics alike—to encounter Christ personally on the road, just as they did 2,000 years ago. And you are invited to be a pilgrim.
There are two ways to participate in this epic journey.
First, all are invited to meet up with and join for a time on one of the four pilgrimage routes. Tens of thousands of Catholics are expected to participate in this way. Details about events that will take place along each route will be available in early 2024.
Second is an opportunity for young adults ages 19-29 (as of May 18, 2024) who are actively practicing Catholics to be a “Perpetual Pilgrim,” walking 10-15 miles per day on one of the four pilgrimage routes, traveling full time from May 18-July 17, 2024.
Perpetual Pilgrims are missionaries and volunteer their time to this mission. Housing, meals and a weekly stipend for basic expenses will be provided.
Those selected to be Perpetual Pilgrims will take part in fundraising before May 18, with support from the National Eucharistic Congress team.
As the primary stewards of each Eucharistic Caravan, Perpetual Pilgrims will manage logistics, contact local organizers/participants, serve in ministerial roles and spiritually accompany other pilgrims.
To prepare Perpetual Pilgrims for these tasks, they will take part in a long-distance training regimen prior to the pilgrimage. Spiritual formation and stewardship training will also be provided. This will consist of a period of formation from February to May 2024, with weekly virtual meetings on Monday evenings and a retreat on Feb. 16-18.
Applications for this missionary role are now open. To apply, go to lnkiy.in/Pilgrimage2024 and click on “Applications are now Open” under Perpetual Pilgrims.
For more information on the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and routes, go to lnkiy.in/Pilgrimage2024.
For more information on the National
Eucharistic Congress, the general 5-day schedule,
a list of speakers, housing options and to register,
go to eucharisticcongress.org.
For more information on the 3-year National Eucharistic Revival, go to eucharisticrevival.org. †

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