The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops launched a three-year National Eucharistic Revival in June to help Catholics “renew the Church by enkindling a living relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist,” the initiative’s website says. The revival hosts planned events to teach about the Eucharist and inspire eucharistic devotion as part of Catholic life and mission.
Twitter user Patrick O’Brien, whose biography says that he is a seminarian for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York, tweeted a photo Oct. 13 of the procession and said, “From the Eucharistic procession in New York City this week with the @NapaInstitute God is faithful!”
Facebook user Bridget Costello posted a video of the procession and joyfully reacted to the day of worship.
“Look at this. The Catholic faith isn’t just the fullness of Truth it’s the flat-out bomb. We got Sisters of Life here, CFRs, diocesan priests, I bet you bills to bagels some of our Salesians are there, faithful laity and the star of the show, Our Lord Himself. In a complete and public Eucharistic procession through the streets of New York City. I truly love our faith. Deo Gratias,” she wrote.
The Napa Institute’s annual Principled Entrepreneurship Conference sponsored the procession. The Napa Institute is a Catholic organization that forms leaders in evangelization amid society’s challenges.