National Eucharistic Pilgrimage
Statement by Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann
July 25, 2024

The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage arrives in the Archdiocese today, June 25, as the National Eucharistic Pilgrims process across the Amelia Earhart Bridge into Atchison, Kansas. The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage will be in the Archdiocese from June 25 through June 29 with events in Atchison, Nortonville, Topeka, Lawrence, Leawood, Prairie Village, Mission Hills, and Kansas City,

The National Eucharistic Pilgrims began their public witness for their love for Jesus and His Real Presence in the Eucharist by crossing the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. I encourage every member of the Archdiocese to show support to the National Pilgrims, and join them in giving public witness to your faith and love for Jesus Christ, who continues to make Himself present to us through the Eucharist.

These young pilgrims have travelled halfway across the United States to proclaim Jesus as Lord. Please take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join them in giving a beautiful public witness of our love for our Eucharistic Lord.

On June 29, the National Pilgrims will continue their journey by entering back into Missouri. In mid-July, the western Pilgrims will meet in Indianapolis with three other similar Pilgrimages that originated from the east coast as well as our northern and southern borders, tracing an enormous cross across our nation. The Pilgrims will join 50,000 plus Catholics participating in the 10 th National Eucharistic Congress for the United States.

Consider the beautiful sacrifices these young adults have made in spending two months walking for Jesus. I urge all parishioners of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, as well as all Christians and people of Faith, to make a small sacrifice by participating in one or more of the events of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage as it journeys through Kansas.