Dozens of Catholics from across the diocese made stops at three parishes in the eastern part of the diocese Aug. 4 for a eucharistic pilgrimage as part of the National Eucharistic Revival. The pilgrimage, sponsored by the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, took participants from St. Louis Bertrand Church in Foreston to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Isanti and ended at St. Andrew Church in Elk River. At each parish, participants listened to a talk from the pastor and had time to pray before the Blessed Sacrament.
The day began with Mass celebrated by Father Derek Weichmann at St. Louis Bertrand, followed by time for fellowship and coffee and doughnuts. Participants also spent time in eucharistic adoration in the church’s perpetual adoration chapel. The pilgrims then hopped on a coach bus to Isanti, where they heard from Father Donald Wagner at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. They also prayed the rosary outside in the church’s Marian garden. The last stop was in Elk River, where participants listened to a talk from Father Mark Innocenti before praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet and concluding with more time for adoration.
“It was a beautiful day to be with a bunch of beautiful people that just love the Lord and want to experience him even deeper in the Eucharist,” said Amy Poepping, a parishioner of St. Paul Parish in Sauk Centre. “I’m really happy that the Church has started this process to bring more knowledge and experience of the Eucharist to Catholics.”