June 17, 2022

Mass, service project, procession and holy hour highlight June 19 eucharistic revival

Criterion staff report

Following is the schedule for the opening of the eucharistic revival on June 19, the feast of Corpus Christi, in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

Masses at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Both Masses will be celebrated at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, 1347 N. Meridian St., in Indianapolis.

  • 1 p.m.—Mass celebrated primarily in English and also incorporating American Sign Language, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog and Burmese dialects.
  • 3 p.m.—Mass celebrated primarily in Spanish and also incorporating French.

Festival of Faith, Family and Service from 1-4 p.m.

It will take place in the parking lot of the Archbishop Edward T. O’Meara Center, 1400 N. Meridian St., in Indianapolis. The festival will include a complimentary luncheon for all attendees, live music, family games and a service project.

Attendees who plan on attending the 3 p.m. Mass should take part in the festival and eat lunch before the Mass and fast for one hour prior to receiving Communion.

Eucharistic Procession from 4:15-5:45 p.m.

The procession will begin at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral and finish at St. John the Evangelist Church, 126 W. Georgia St., in Indianapolis.

Children who have received their first Communion this year, along with chaperones and people who have been received into the Church as catechumens and candidates this year, along with their sponsors or a friend or family member, are invited to take part in the procession.

All others are encouraged to line the procession route with banners, flags and religious emblems. Groups lining the procession are encouraged to prepare a song or prayer to respond with as the Blessed Sacrament passes.

The route will begin on 14th Street, then follow Illinois Street south to Georgia Street.

(Instructions for first communicants, new Catholics taking part in June 19 eucharistic procession)

Holy Hour—5:45-6:30 p.m.

The holy hour will take place at St. John the Evangelist Church. Members of men’s and women’s religious communities in the archdiocese are invited to be present in the church by 5:30 p.m. to welcome the arrival of the Blessed Sacrament.

The holy hour will feature meditative music by Vox Sacra, the archdiocese’s schola, and periods of silence.

Benediction will take place at 6:30 p.m.

The regular Sunday evening Mass of St. John the Evangelist Parish will begin at 7 p.m.


Free shuttle rides will be available every 15 minutes from 2-7 p.m. to and from the Illinois Street entrance of the Archbishop O’Meara Catholic Center and the Indiana Convention Center, which is adjacent to St. John the Evangelist Church. †

Learn more about the Eucharistic Revival here

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