Eucharistic Revival

The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage will accompany Jesus from door-to-door,
lighting hearts on fire along the way.

May 22–24

Join us on the Marian route, the northern arm of the pilgrimage.

What is the Eucharistic Revival Pilgrimage?

The Eucharistic Revival Pilgrimage will be a 3 month long pilgrimage that leads to Indianapolis. There will be 4 different pilgrimages coming from different ends of the country (Minnesota – Marian Route, California – St. Junipero Serra Route, Texas – St. Juan Diego Route and Connecticut – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Route) and meeting in Indianapolis for the National Eucharistic Congress. This will be a unique opportunity to pray, seek your own deeper walk with Jesus, and to be a witness to everyone we encounter on our pilgrimage.

First Holy Communion Student Opportunity

There is one specific opportunity we would like to highlight for our First Communion students. On Thursday, May 23, St. Mary’s Cathedral will be hosting a eucharistic procession around the downtown area followed by a family adoration hour (5-6 p.m.) and meal (6-7 p.m.). We would like our First Holy Communion students to have a special place in this Eucharistic procession. Students are highly encouraged to wear their First Communion outfits for the big day! If you have students that are interested, a group will be meeting at 4:15 p.m. on May 23 on the steps of the Cathedral (Hannah Shefveland will be there to direct), and the procession will start at 4:30pm.

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If you have any questions regarding any of these events – or – if your group would like to be involved in any of these events in a special way, please reach out to Tricia Walz at

Who is it for?

YOU! We would love for everyone (young and young at heart) in the diocese to have an opportunity to pilgrimage with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, whether that is for 1 block, or 10 miles.

What are the dates and where does it begin?

The pilgrimage will officially start Pentecost Sunday (May 19, 2024) at Lake Itasca. The day prior, May 18, 2024, there will be an opening ceremony at the Sanford Center in Bemidji. They are inviting all of the neighboring states to join and will have many loved clergy including Fr. Mike Schmitz and Bishop Barron in attendance.

The pilgrimage will pass through the St. Cloud Diocese May 22, 2024 starting in Mora and will need to be in Clearwater on May 24, 2024.

HELP NEEDED! How can I get involved with the eucharistic procession?

May 22-24, the National Eucharistic Revival Pilgrimage will be coming through the St. Cloud Diocese on its way to Indianapolis for the National Eucharistic Congress. There will be a number of events daily ranging from eucharistic processions, to speakers, praise & worship, confession, Mass, and the list goes on! We are reaching out today to invite not only you to come and join us and any or all of these events, but to also offer it to your students or youth group. Here is the website to see our events, as well as the events of the whole route.

There are a lot of opportunities to volunteer and donate!
We need you in order to make this event successful!



Donate monetary funds for necessary items including but not limited to food, port-a-potties, busses, and volunteer t-shirts. Please write a check written out to Eucharistic Pilgrimage and send to the Diocese of St. Cloud at
P.O. 1248
St. Cloud, MN 56302-1248
or donate online

What is the route?

Wednesday, May 22

4 p.m.: Procession arrives in Mora at Mora JC Baseball Fields (2093 Grove St, Mora, MN 55051)

4:30 p.m.: Dinner

5:00 p.m.: Procession to St. Mary’s (201 Forest Ave E, Mora, MN 55051); end with Benediction

7:15 p.m.: Leave for Sts. Peter & Paul in Gilman (10495 Golden Spike Rd NE, Gilman, MN 56333)

8 p.m.: Arrive in Gilman

Adoration & Confessions throughout the night


Thursday, May 23

6:15 a.m.: Leave Gilman for Little Falls

7 a.m.: Arrive at Our Lady of Lourdes (208 W Broadway, Little Falls). Adoration and breakfast available

7:50 a.m.: Communal prayer/gather

8 a.m.: Procession begins for St. Mary’s

8:45 a.m.: Arrive at St. Mary’s (305 4th Street, Little Falls)

9 a.m.: Mass at St. Mary’s
10 a.m.: Leave for Long Prairie (Morrison County line where the junction meets Hwy 27)
10:30 a.m.: Car procession meets outside of town (Morrison County line where the junction meets Hwy 27) to process with Jesus into town.

Go to church parking lot.

Adoration in the church.

Noon: Procession leaves for Sauk Centre

12:30 p.m.: Pilgrims arrive at Our Lady of the Angels (Lunch prepared for Pilgrims)

Adoration Hour in the Church; open to everyone

1 p.m.: Rosary at Our Lady of the Angels

1:30 p.m.: Procession from Our Lady of the Angels to St Paul’s Church

2 p.m.: Adoration at St. Paul’s (with some praise and worship music)

3 p.m.: Divine Mercy (Fr. Greg lead w/guitar)

3:30 p.m.: Leave for St. Mary’s Cathedral

4:30 p.m.: Welcome Procession at St. Mary’s. Line streets and Welcome Jesus in. Do a procession around St. Mary’s and into the church.

5-6 p.m.: Family Adoration

6-7 p.m.: Fellowship Meal

7 p.m.: Talk and Testimonies

7:45 p.m.: Praise and Worship

Adoration & Confessions throughout the night


Friday, May 24

7 a.m.: Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral

8 a.m.: School Procession Tour

10 a.m.: Walking procession leaves St. Mary’s for St. Marcus in Clear Lake (a 6-hour procession)

4 p.m.: Arrive at St. Marcus, closing ceremony

4 p.m.: Procession leaves for St. Albert in Albertville


Departing from the headwaters of the Mississippi, the northern arm of the Pilgrimage will descend through the midwestern United States, pass through Wisconsin and Illinois, and meet up with the other three pilgrimage routes at the Congress in Indianapolis. 

Want to get involved?

  1. Let me know if you would like to help with the planning and organizing.
  2. We need host families for the pilgrims (for one or both nights).
  3. We need people willing to donate or help supply, serve food, beverages, etc.
  4. We need people to help with hospitality, especially if we host a large dinner. Also might need a driver or two to help transport pilgrims to and from a meeting spot.
  5. We need people willing to be pilgrims and walk!

If you would like to get involved in any of these aspects, please email Tricia Walz below.