The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage traveling across the United States this summer will be passing through the Archdiocese of Philadelphia between May 30 – June 3.

More than two dozen young adults will make the journey to Indianapolis for the 10th National Eucharistic Congress, traveling full-time from May until July. They will be led by clergy and followed by a support van taking either the Marian route (North); Seton Route (East);  Juan Diego route (South); or the Serra route (West).

Leaving from New Haven, Connecticut, The Seton Route — named after St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American-born saint to be canonized by the Catholic Church —  represents the eastern arm of the Pilgrimage and will pass through pass through our archdiocese from May 30 – June 3.

The following stops offer opportunities for faithful in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to join the walking pilgrimage and pray in the presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

Thursday, May 30

12:00 p.m. – Eucharistic Procession as the Blessed Sacrament Enters the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. All will meet at the intersection of N. Pennsylvania Ave and Hillcrest Ave in Morrisville (Bucks County) before walking to Holy Trinity Church, 201 N Pennsylvania Ave, Morrisville, PA 19067.

12:30 p.m. – Prayer and Benediction at Holy Trinity Church, 201 N Pennsylvania Ave, Morrisville, PA 19067

2:30 p.m. – Eucharistic Procession at Saint John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Rd #4728, Morrisville, PA 19067. Procession will take place around the parking lot of St. John the Evangelist. All are asked to assemble in the church by 2:30 p.m. for the procession. ​Following the procession, Prayer and Benediction will take place at 3:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m. Adoration and testimonies at Saint Andrew Church, 81 Swamp Rd, Newtown, PA 18940.

Friday, May 31

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Mass at Saint Christopher Church, 13301 Proctor Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19116 

3:00 p.m. – Prayer and Benediction at Holy Innocents Church, 1337 E. Hunting Park Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19124

7:00 p.m. –  Adoration and testimonies at Holy Innocents Church, 1337 E. Hunting Park Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19124

Saturday, June 1

7:30 a.m. – Morning prayer and breakfast with the Sisters of Life at St. Malachy’s Church, 1429 N 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19122. There will be a light continental breakfast offered afterwards in the St. Malachy Parish Hall. ​

9:30 a.m. – Mass at the National Shrine of St. John Neumann located at 1019 N 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123.

7:00 p.m. – Young adults are invited to come together for a Eucharistic Encounter and Open Mic night at the National Shrine of St. John Neumann Hall, 1019 N 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123.

Sunday, June 2

11:00 a.m.- Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Following Mass, a Eucharistic procession will follow at 12:30 p.m. to St. Patrick’s, 242 S. 20th St. Philadelphia.

7:00 p.m. – Adoration and testimonies at Saint Laurence Church, 8245 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA 19082.

Monday, June 3

8:30 a.m. –  Procession and Mass at Saints Simon and Jude Church, 8 Cavanaugh Ct, West Chester, PA 19382​. Attendees will gather in the back corner of the church parking lot around 8:15 a.m. Eucharistic Procession will begin at 8:30 a.m. leading up to Mass celebrated at 9:00 a.m. In the event of inclement weather, the procession will take place inside the church.

12:15 p.m. – Prayer Service and Benediction at Saint Agnes Church, 233 W Gay St, West Chester, PA 19380. This closes the National Pilgrimage’s time in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.


For the full schedule of opportunities for prayer, processions, and other Eucharistic events, visit Read our profiles on the archdiocesan perpetual pilgrims here.