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As part of the Eucharistic Revival in the Catholic Church in America, please join the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown in celebrating the True Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist and welcoming pilgrims from the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage to our diocese on June 9, 10, and 11, 2024.

Join pilgrims from the Seton Route, who will be making their way to the National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis, for three days of special Masses, witness talks, Eucharistic processions, and other spiritual opportunities here in our diocese.

Schedule of events:

SUNDAY, JUNE 9

LORETTO

5:00 p.m. – The Sacrament of Reconciliation at the Basilica of Saint Michael the Archangel and Our Lady of the Alleghenies Shrine with various priests available to hear Confessions

7:00 p.m. – Outdoor Mass at the Our Lady of the Alleghenies Shrine with Bishop Mark as celebrant (If it rains, Mass will be celebrated inside the Basilica of Saint Michael the Archangel)

8:00 p.m. – Eucharistic procession around the grounds, followed by a witness talk by one of the national pilgrims and Benediction

MONDAY, JUNE 10

JOHNSTOWN

Noon-3:00 p.m. Confessions at Saint John Gualbert Cathedral, 117 Clinton Street, Johnstown

Noon-3:45 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at Saint John Gualbert Cathedra

3:45 p.m. – Vespers at Saint John Gualbert Cathedral

4:00 p.m. – Eucharistic Procession through downtown Johnstown with witness talks by national pilgrims at Central Park in Johnstown

5:30 p.m. – Mass at Saint John Gualbert Cathedral with Bishop Mark as celebrant

TUESDAY, JUNE 11

ALTOONA AND DUNCANSVILLE 

9:00 a.m. – Mass at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Altoona with Bishop Mark followed by a blessing of the city

10:30 a.m. – The Sacrament of Reconciliation at Saint Catherine of Siena Parish in Duncansville with various priests available to hear Confessions until Noon

11:00 a.m. – Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at Saint Catherine of Siena Parish in Duncansville with witness talks from national pilgrims occurring during exposition

12:30 p.m. – Eucharistic procession around the outdoor shrine behind Saint Catherine of Siena parish, concluding with Benediction

The faithful are invited and encouraged to be part of this special opportunity in our Diocesan Church. The diocese extends a special invitation to 2024 First Holy Communicants to attend the Masses and join the Eucharistic processions wearing their First Holy Communion attire, along with their families. Please contact Catholic school principals or parish Directors of Religious Education for more information.

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