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About 300 people gathered Sunday for mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Wilmington and a procession to two other churches on June 19 to kick off the diocesan part of the National Eucharistic Revival.
Bishop Koenig concelebrated Mass with about 20 priest brothers at the cathedral before leading the group through the city streets on a roughly two-mile trek that included stops at St. Patrick’s Church and St. Joseph on French Street.
Onlookers and passers-by stopped to watch the procession with some people taking pictures of the spectacle.
The National Eucharistic Revival and the National Eucharistic Congress are a direct response to the call of the Holy Father for a “pastoral and missionary conversion which cannot leave things as they are at present”, so that the Church in the States States be “permanently in a state of mission” (Evangelii Gaudium, n. 25). Here are some ways to contribute to the renewal starting this week: