For the first time since before World War II, a Eucharistic Congress is being held in the United States. As part of that historic gathering, more than 100 people are expected to gather in Plymouth on Wednesday, July 10th at 8 A.M. to welcome the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage, culminating in a procession from St. Michael Catholic Church on Center Street to Monroe Street to the west and then to Walnut Street heading south to Jefferson Street heading east and then back up north Center Street to the church.

During the Board of Public Works and Safety meeting on June 24th, Jeanine Xaver, Business Manager for Saint Michael Church asked the Board of Public Works & Safety to permit them to walk in the streets if their participation is as large as anticipated.  The board approved the church’s request. 

The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage is a series of four routes from across the US, spanning a combined distance of 6,500 miles through cities, along highways, mountain ranges, and rural towns. Each pilgrimage route is accompanied by a consistent group of “perpetual pilgrims,” and a priest chaplain. The routes terminate in Indianapolis where the United States Catholic Bishops will hold the 10th National Eucharistic Congress July 17-21.