Join Us!
Making History:
The First National Eucharistic Pilgrimage - Ever!
This is a pivotal moment in both American history and the legacy of the Catholic Church.
Tens of thousands of pilgrims are expected across the country- but space is limited.
Jesus Christ will be there. Will you?
Join St. Ann Augusta for a chartered coach bus trip to meet the Marian Route of
The National Eucharistic Procession Pilgrimage,
Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Notre Dame, IN
Catholics Participating in National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and the National Eucharistic Congress Have Opportunities to Receive Plenary Indulgences

“It is with gratitude to the Holy Father that we receive his Apostolic Blessing upon the participants in the National Eucharistic Congress, and for the opportunity for Catholics in our country to obtain a plenary indulgence by participating in the events of the Eucharistic Revival,” said Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.


What
• Mass
• Eucharistic Procession
• Meet up with perpetual pilgrims on the Marian Route of National Eucharistic Pilgrimage
• Tour of Basilica and Museum
• Prayer and reflection at Grotto
• Lunch and dinner

Where
Basilica of the Sacred Heart,
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN


COST: $25


When
Sunday July 7, 2024
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
OR
Friday July 5, 2024
9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Schedule - Option "A" SUNDAY 7/7/24
7:30 AM
Chartered bus departs St. Ann Augusta
St. Ann Catholic Church
12648 East D Avenue, Augusta, MI, 49012
Catered lunch at noon.
*Bring snacks and any supplies you may need for a long day*
Spend the day as part of the First Ever National Eucharistic Pilgrimage!
The highlight of the day will be walking in a Eucharistic Procession, along with the perpetual pilgrims who departed from the headwaters of the Mississippi (Lake Itasca, Minnesota) in the "Marian Route" - one of the four Eucharistic Processions through the United States! This northern arm of the Pilgrimage will descend through the Midwest, pass through Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana to meet up with the other three pilgrimage routes at the 10th National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis July 17-21.
10:00 AM
Sunday Mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Notre Dame IN
Join the perpetual pilgrims for Sunday Mass in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at The University of Notre Dame.
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Eucharistic Procession at Notre Dame
We will join the Pilgrimage that began in Minnesota for a short Eucharistic Procession around the campus of Notre Dame, starting and ending at the Basilica. Procession is expected to be about 1 mile.
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch
Lunch at North Dining Hall, pre-paid with your fee. (All you can eat variety of grill, pizza, Asian, salads, omelettes, etc.) For more information visit the Notre Dame Dining Services website https://netnutrition.cbord.com/nn-prod/ND#
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Tour of Basilica and Museum
Baroque organ - largest pipe organ in USA; 19th Century stained glass windows from France; Baptismal Font, Tabernacle, The Lady Chapel, Reliquary Chapel, Moreau Chapel, Cardinal O'Hara Chapel, Pietà Chapel, Saint André Bessette Chapel, Basilica Museum
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Visit Grotto
Prayer and reflection
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

New Raclin Murphy Art Museum
Notre Dame tour guides will guide us through the brand new Raclin Murphy Museum of Art. With an extensive collection of European and American religious art, the museum just opened its doors to the public in December, 2023.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Travel to St. Ann Augusta
Expected return to St. Ann parking lot by 7:00 PM

9:15 AM 
Chartered bus departs St. Ann Augusta
St. Ann Catholic Church
12648 East D Avenue, Augusta, MI, 49012

Catered dinner at 6PM
*Bring sack lunch and any supplies you may need for a long day *
Spend the day as part of the First Ever National Eucharistic Pilgrimage!
The highlight of the day will be walking in a Eucharistic Procession, along with the perpetual pilgrims who departed from the headwaters of the Mississippi (Lake Itasca, Minnesota) in the "Marian Route" - one of the four Eucharistic Processions through the United States! This northern arm of the Pilgrimage will descend through the Midwest, pass through Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana to meet up with the other three pilgrimage routes at the 10th National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis July 17-21.
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Tour of new Raclin Murphy art museum
Notre Dame tour guides will guide us through the brand new Raclin Murphy Museum of Art. With an extensive collection of European and American religious art, the museum just opened its doors to the public in December, 2023.
12:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Visit Grotto
Prayer and reflection
1:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Tour of Basilica and museum
Notre Dame tour guides will lead Basilica tour (Baroque organ - largest pipe organ in USA; 19th Century stained glass windows from France; Baptismal Font, Tabernacle, The Lady Chapel, Reliquary Chapel, Moreau Chapel, Cardinal O'Hara Chapel, Pietà Chapel, Saint André Bessette Chapel, Basilica Museum) 
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Greet arriving Perpetual Pilgrims
Join us for the testimony of Mia Tiwana, convert from Islam, to Catholicism. Her testimony will be followed by Praise and Worship led by Andrew Goldstein of the Vigil Project as we await for our Eucharistic Jesus to arrive with the Marian Route team of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage (NEP)
(Saint Therese of the Little Flower Catholic Church, 54191 N Ironwood Rd, South Bend, IN 46635)
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Eucharistic Adoration
Join us for a short time of Eucharistic Adoration before the Eucharistic procession to Notre Dame.
(Saint Therese of the Little Flower Catholic Church, 54191 N Ironwood Rd, South Bend, IN 46635)
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Eucharistic Procession
Eucharistic Procession from St. Therese of the Little Flower Catholic Church to the Basilica at Notre Dame (estimate 2 miles). Bring water to stay hydrated. Bus will be available for those not walking in procession.
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

Mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Notre Dame IN
Join the perpetual pilgrims for Mass in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at The University of Notre Dame.
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Dinner
Dinner at North Dining Hall, pre-paid with your fee. (All you can eat variety of grill, pizza, Asian, salads, etc.) For more information visit the Notre Dame Dining Services website https://netnutrition.cbord.com/nn-prod/ND#
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Travel to St. Ann Augusta
Expected return to St. Ann parking lot by 9:00 PM

FAQ 
What is the "National Eucharistic Pilgrimage"?
The "National Eucharistic Pilgrimage" is one part of the ongoing three-year National Eucharistic Revival.  Four distinct routes starting across the country make up this FIRST EVER National Eucharistic pilgrimage destined for the 10th National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis, IN in mid July, 2024. Rooted in daily celebration of the Mass and modeled after the Gospel account of Jesus’ journey to Emmaus two millennia ago, the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage will kick off May 17-19, 2024 during the Feast of Pentecost. The routes, named for saintly significance corresponding to the geographical starting point, will pass through many major U.S. cities beginning in San Francisco, CA (Serra Route); Bemidji, MN (Marian Route); New Haven, CT (Seton Route); and Brownsville, TX (Juan Diego Route).

Spanning a combined distance of 6,500 miles through cities, along highways, mountain ranges, and rural towns, each pilgrimage route will be accompanied by a consistent group of “perpetual pilgrims,” a priest chaplain, and a support vehicle for legs of the journey in which safety, terrain, and/or climate may present obstacles. The support vehicle will also allow pilgrims to get to their destinations according to schedule for areas in which the distance is too great to travel on foot.

Why a "National Eucharistic Pilgrimage"?
Shortly after his Resurrection, Jesus accompanied two disciples on their journey from Jerusalem to Emmaus—walking with them in their grief, offering hope, and finally revealing himself through the breaking of the bread. Jesus wants to do the same for YOU!

This will be one of the largest Eucharistic pilgrimages in history. Just as crowds followed Christ throughout his earthly ministry, perpetual pilgrims from all across our nation will process with our Eucharistic Lord through cities, along highways, and past rural towns on His way to the 10th National Eucharistic Congress.

How do we get to South Bend?
We will join the procession as it arrives in South Bend. Our group will travel together, leaving from St Ann parking lot, for fellowship in a  comfortable chartered bus (56 passenger motorcoach equipped with reclining seats, arm rests, foot rests, climate control, VCR/DVD, TV monitors, PA system, luggage bays, overhead luggage racks, individual reading lamps, and a restroom. Some coaches also include 110-volt outlets, USB/MP3/Bluetooth inputs, and WiFi.)
How much walking will there be?
The Eucharistic Procession on SUN 7/7 is expected to be 1 mile around the Notre Dame campus. The Eucharistic Procession on FRI 7/5 is longer (estimated 2 miles), starting at a neighboring church (Saint Therese of the Little Flower Catholic Church, 54191 N Ironwood Rd, South Bend, IN 46635) to the Basilica on campus for Mass. The bus will be available for those who choose to not walk in the procession.
What should I bring?
~Wear great walking shoes for the Eucharistic Procession and tour.
~One meal is scheduled for each day: dinner on Friday and lunch on Sunday.
~Notre Dame is a "cashless" campus. Please bring credit or debit card for any additional purchases.
~Please bring snacks, water, umbrella(?) and any other supplies you need for you and your family to be comfortable on this long, hot summer pilgrimage!
Can I bring the kids?
Yes, please! Pilgrimage is one of the most accessible forms of prayer in our faith, regardless of age. Bring your children, along with friends and family, but no pets, please. Please carefully review the schedule and see if this is right for you and your family. Please note The University of Notre Dame is a large and beautiful campus. If the art museum is not for you, head over to see "Touchdown Jesus" instead!
What is the cost?
Through a generous grant, the cost of the charter bus is covered . Non-refundable registration cost is $25 which covers the catered meal. Cancellation fee of $50 applies if your replacement cannot be found.
Why is this scheduled for the major 4th of July weekend?
This is when the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage, Marian Route will be closest to us! This means that in early July, we too can participate in this pilgrimage with just a short drive. Jesus and the pilgrims accompanying Him will arrive in South Bend, IN on Friday, July 5 through Sunday July 7. Please make plans for a road trip to visit Jesus during one of these days. Join us for fun and fellowship on a road trip to meet Jesus! 

In the four routes of this HISTORIC JOURNEY of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage this summer, pilgrims will carry our Lord Jesus Christ in a specially designed monstrance, leaving on Pentecost weekend (mid-May) from California, Minnesota, Connecticut, and Texas to walk with Him over more than 6,500 miles through 27 states in anticipation of the National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis (mid-July).

The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage is a major prelude to the National Eucharistic Congress, which expects to gather 80,000 Catholics July 17-21 in Indianapolis for worship, speakers and Eucharist-centered events. The pilgrimage and the congress are part of the National Eucharistic Revival, a three-year initiative of the U.S. Catholic bishops that began in 2022 with the aim of deepening Catholics' love for the Eucharist.

This northern pilgrimage route (the Marian route) will descend from the headwaters of the Mississippi River through the mid-western United States, passing through Wisconsin and Illinois, then moving through Northern Indiana (just below the Michigan state line) before turning south to conclude in Indianapolis.

Will there be shuttles or transportation on campus?
Stay tuned! We are working out bus parking and campus shuttles with the University. In the meantime, please plan on no campus transportation and a lot of walking. This is because typically the large buses are not allowed to drive through campus. Please contact us if this would prevent you from attending.
Can I attend for only part of the day?
Yes! Both pilgrimage days are long (nearly 12 hours each). Please feel free to drive separately (it's  less than 2 hours away!) and join us.  Let us know what we can do to help coordinate.
I still have questions. Who can I ask?
Happy to help! Please email [email protected] or call/text Char at (269)352-7542. 
Thank you for your interest! We hope you join the group!
 Join the Pilgrimage!
Take part in the once-in-a-lifetime 
National Eucharistic Procession, 
Notre Dame, IN 
SUNDAY July 7, 2024, 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
~OR~
FRIDAY July 5, 2024, 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Notre Dame, IN
Please choose a date, or let us know if either date works for you.
Deadline to register: July 3, 2024
(Bus may fill before then. First come, first seated)
To "Register Now" you will select a date, then enter your name and email address.
However, your registration is not complete until a non-refundable $25 payment is made, payable to St. Ann Augusta Pilgrimage; 12648 E D Ave, Augusta, MI 49012. (or pay in Office). Please understand that a $50 cancellation fee will be requested if you back out and we cannot fill your seat.
Thank you for understanding.
The Road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-34)

30 And it happened that, while he was with them at table, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them.
31 With that their eyes were opened and they recognized him, but he vanished from their sight.
32 Then they said to each other, “Were not our hearts burning [within us] while he spoke to us on the way and opened the scriptures to us?”
The Emmaus Model Pilgrimage
-Walk with Christ as the two disciples did
-Invite Him into your hearts at your Emmaus
-Encounter Him in His risen glory through the breaking of the bread
-RUN back to their everyday lives - changed, and ready to change the world

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