National Eucharistic Procession in Brooklyn Will Stop at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Cathedral

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The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage is now underway and expected to reach several churches in Brooklyn.

Pilgrims are on their way to New York and will arrive in the city on Memorial Day weekend.

The most accessible spot to meet up with the pilgrims will be in Manhattan at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Pilgrims will be at the landmarked cathedral at 10 AM on Sunday, May 26. They’ll eventually make their way to the Brooklyn Bridge, where the journey will be passed off into the Diocese of Brooklyn.

The procession will head to the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph for adoration and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament before another full day of stops throughout the diocese, including Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Cathedral.

From Brooklyn, the pilgrimage will travel through New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Ohio, eventually ending up in Indianapolis for the National Congress.

This is just one of four routes traveling across the country to the Congress. Altogether, the pilgrims will be traveling 6,500 miles and passing through 65 dioceses.

After a Pentecost vigil Mass at St. Mary Church in New Haven over the weekend, pilgrims on the Elizabeth Ann Seton route got on their way.

Following the Blessed Sacrament through the city streets, they stopped at another church and ended at the waterfront, where they boarded a boat for the next leg of their journey.

Archbishop Christopher Coyne of Hartford led the pilgrims out of St. Mary’s and described the inspiring show of faith. The archbishop says that despite the light rain, the pilgrims persevered.

Father Joseph Gibino, Vicar for Evangelization and Catechesis in the Diocese of Brooklyn, joins Currents News to discuss the procession’s plans.