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Ready? Make plans to join the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage in the Archdiocese

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The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage is traveling through the Archdiocese of Cincinnati! Join the pilgrims on their journey as they accompany Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament to the National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis. Explore the pilgrimage route and the opportunities to get involved in the many events along the way.

St. Brigid
JULY 1 & 2 | XENIA

MONDAY, JULY 1 | 4:30 PM – 7:00 AM
ST. BRIGID 175TH ANNIVERSARY EUCHARISTIC CELEBRATION

Eucharistic procession from Greene County Expo Center (Fairgrounds) to St. Brigid Church on July 1. The procession will begin between 4:30 and 5:00 p.m. Following the arrival of the procession at St. Brigid Church, a Holy Hour is planned that will include a talk from a national Eucharistic speaker and praise and worship music. Priests will also be available to hear confessions. The Holy Hour is planned to take place between about 5:00 and 6:30 p.m. (Actual time is dependent on procession departure and arrival time.) Following the Holy Hour, a community meal will be available for all. The event will feature a display of Eucharistic Miracles by St. Carlo Acutis. After the evening meal and celebration, adoration and confession will be available in St. Brigid Church overnight until 7:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.

TUESDAY, JULY 2 | 7:30 – 9:30 AM
HOLY MASS & SOLEMN DEPARTURE PROCESSION

Following overnight adoration, morning Mass will begin at 7:30 a.m. Afterwards, a Eucharistic procession will travel from St. Brigid Church to Xenia Station. Along the procession route, pilgrims will stop at Greene County Jail to pray outside. Coffee and donuts available after the Eucharistic procession.

TUESDAY, JULY 2 | 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
PILGRIMAGE ROUTE:

Walk from Xenia Station to Red Barn Lumber/Little Miami Trail Rest Stop

Departure from Xenia Station:  9:30 a.m.

Distance:  13.7 miles

Estimated Time Start-to-Finish:  6 hours

Approximate arrival at Red Barn Lumber/Little Miami Trail Rest Stop:  4:30 p.m.

The Eucharist will be driven form St. Augustine Church to St. Francis de Sales Church prior to the Holy Hour at 5:00 p.m.

St. Francis de Sales
JULY 2 & 3 | LEBANON

TUESDAY, JULY 2 | 5 – 7 PM

A Holy Hour from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. is planned at St. Francis de Sales Church on July 2. The Holy Hour will include music, with the Rosary led by the Holy Family School of Faith, and Benediction. A parish potluck meal will follow the Holy Hour.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3 | 7:30 AM

On July 3, morning Mass will begin at 7:30 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Church. A continental breakfast will follow Mass. After breakfast, a Eucharistic procession will travel through downtown Lebanon from St. Francis de Sales Church to Bicentennial Park.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3 | 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

PILGRIMAGE ROUTE:

Walk from Bicentennial Park in Lebanon to The Monkey Bar & Grille / Hamilton County Park Trail Head

Departure time from Bicentennial Park: 9:30 a.m.

Distance: 11.6 miles

Estimated Time Start-to-Finish:  7.5 hours

Approximate Arrival at Nisbet Park:  5:00 p.m.

St. Gertrude
JULY 3 & 5 | MADEIRA

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3 | 5:30 – 9:00 PM

An evening prayer vigil for the nation is planned during Eucharistic adoration at St. Gertrude Church from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. on July 3.  Benediction will conclude the evening vigil.

FRIDAY, JULY 5 | 7 AM

The morning of July 5, Mass at 7:00 a.m. at St. Gertrude Church will be followed by a Eucharistic procession through downtown Madeira and conclude at McDonald Commons Park.

FRIDAY, JULY 5 | 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

PILGRIMAGE ROUTE:

Walk from McDonald Commons Park in Madeira to St. Cecilia Church in Oakley. 

The pilgrimage will include two stops: the celebration of the Mass at the Oratory of St. John Vianney  followed by a stop at Pregnancy Center Plus.

Departure from McDonald Commons Park:  8:30 a.m.

Distance:  6.2 miles

Estimated Time Start-to-Finish:  7 hours

Approximate Arrival at St. Cecilia Church:  3:30 p.m.

St. Cecilia & St. Mary
JULY 5 & 6 | OAKLEY

FRIDAY, JULY 5 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

A Holy Hour at St. Cecilia Church will begin at 6:00 p.m. on July 5.  The Holy Hour will include short reflections given by the national pilgrims accompanying the Blessed Sacrament along the Seton pilgrimage route.  Following the Holy Hour, a cookout will be held at St. Anne Garden.  All are welcome.

FRIDAY, JULY 5 | 8:30 PM

Beginning at 8:30 p.m., a Eucharistic procession will be made from St. Cecilia Church in Oakley to St. Mary Church in Hyde Park.  The Blessed Sacrament will be reposed at St. Mary Church with Vespers to conclude the evening.

FRIDAY, JULY 5 | 8:30 – 9:30 PM

PILGRIMAGE ROUTE:

Eucharistic Procession from St. Cecilia Church in Oakley to St. Mary Church in Hyde Park.

Departure from St. Cecilia Church: 8:30 p.m.

Distance: 1 mile

Estimated Time Start-to-Finish: 1 hour

Approximate Arrival at St. Mary Church: 9:30 p.m.

The morning of July 6 at 7:30 a.m., Lauds will be prayed at St. Mary Church before pilgrims depart.

Holy Cross-Immaculata
JULY 6 | MT. ADAMS

SATURDAY, JULY 6 | 8:45 – 9:45 AM

PILGRIMAGE ROUTE:

Eucharistic procession from Holy Cross-Immaculata Church in Mount Adams to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains in downtown Cincinnati.

Departure from Holy Cross-Immaculata Church: 8:45 a.m.

Distance: 1.6 miles

Estimated Time Start-to-Finish:  1 hour

Approximate Arrival at the Cathedral Basilica: 9:45 a.m.

SATURDAY, JULY 6 | 10 AM – 2 PM

CATHEDRAL BASILICA OF ST. PETER IN CHAINS AND FOUNTAIN SQUARE

10 AM

Mass at Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains with Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr.

11 AM

Eucharistic procession from the Cathedral Basilica to Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati.

11:30 AM – 2 PM

Jesus is Here Eucharistic Festival at Fountain Square presented by Mercy Health

Jesus is Here at Fountain Square will begin with Holy Hour – adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, praise and worship music by Damascus Worship, a Eucharistic reflection by Father Jacob Lindle, and Benediction. Priests will be available for confession. Following Holy Hour, the festival will feature a concert by popular contemporary Christian artist Jervis Campbell. Games, food trucks and activities will be available during this family-friendly celebration

St. Lawrence, St. William & St. Teresa of Avila
JULY 7 & 8 | PRICE HILL

SUNDAY, JULY 7 | 10:00 AM

Sunday morning Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. at St. Lawrence Church in Price Hill.  Benediction will follow Mass.  Then a Eucharistic procession will travel from St. Lawrence Church to St. William Church in Price Hill.

SUNDAY, JULY 7 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM

PILGRIMAGE ROUTE:

Eucharistic procession from St. Lawrence Church in Price Hill to St. William Church in Price Hill.

Departure from St. Lawrence Church:  12:30 p.m.

Distance:  1 mile

Estimated Time Start-to-Finish:  1 hour

Approximate Arrival at St. William Church:  1:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, JULY 7 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Upon arrival at St. William Church, a bilingual Holy Hour will take place from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. It will be followed by a cookout with food provided by the Knights of Columbus and music by the local Hispanic community.

MONDAY, JULY 8 | 7:00 – 8:15 AM

On Monday, July 8, Mass will begin at 7:00 a.m. at St. William Church, followed by a short procession to St. Teresa of Avila Church.  Breakfast items will be served in the undercroft following morning prayer.

MONDAY JULY 8 | 7:30 – 8:15 AM

PILGRIMAGE ROUTE:

Eucharistic procession from St. William Church in Price Hill to St. Teresa of Avila Church in Price Hill.

Departure from St. William Church:  7:30 a.m.

Distance:  1.3 miles

Estimated Time Start-to-Finish:  45 minutes

Approximate Arrival at St. Teresa of Avila:  8:15 a.m.

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