The Knights of Columbus are generously sponsoring and co-coordinating the Eucharistic Procession.
Join thousands of Catholics from across the Diocese of Lansing as we process with Christ in the real presence of the Blessed Sacrament from St. Mary Cathedral in Lansing to the Breslin Center in East Lasing.
We will process with Christ in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament starting at St. Mary Cathedral in Lansing and ending at the Breslin Center in East Lasing. Even though the procession is scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m., if you wish to walk with us during the procession, please plan to arrive and park at the Breslin Center starting at 7:00 a.m. Free shuttle bussing will be available to take you from the Breslin Center to join the procession at the cathedral. If you wish to join for just half of the procession (2 miles), bussing will begin at 9:30 a.m. from the Breslin Center and drop people off at the Church of the Resurrection. Alternatively, you are welcome to make your own arrangements to be dropped off at St. Mary Cathedral or the Church of the Resurrection, but please be aware that parking is EXTREMELY limited near both locations and you are solely responsible for getting back to your vehicle from the Breslin Center.
The procession will begin at St. Mary Cathedral, departing after a brief blessing and remarks scheduled for 9:00 a.m. For those who arrive at the Cathedral early, there will be water and lite snacks available.
The procession will occupy one lane of Michigan Avenue and then continue south on Harrison Road to the Breslin Center. All those we encounter along this almost-four-mile route will have the opportunity to adore the Lord and witness the public profession and beauty of our Catholic faith.
We encourage participants in the Eucharistic Procession to park in the designated lots at the Breslin Center (where the afternoon Assembly Gathering and Mass will take place) and use the free shuttle bus transportation provided to St. Mary Cathedral and Church of the Resurrection. You are also welcome to make your own arrangements for arriving at the Cathedral or Church of the Resurrection, but again please note that there is VERY limited parking in the immediate area around both locations and you will have to make your own arrangements for getting back to your vehicle from the Breslin Center.
There will be a $10.00 charge for cars parking in the lots at the Breslin Center and $40 for busses (in the event your parish organizes bussing).
Buses from the Breslin Center will start shuttling processors at 7:00 a.m. from the Breslin Center and will make their final drop off at around 9:30 a.m. After 9:30 a.m., the shuttle service will begin dropping off at the procession’s halfway point, which is at the Church of the Resurrection on Michigan Avenue.
Seating on the shuttle buses will be limited, so please plan ahead to come early and join us as we process through the heart of Lansing.
We are excited to offer live remote viewing of the whole Eucharistic Procession on the jumbotron at the Breslin Center for those who choose not to walk the route. This will allow more people to enter into the spirit of the procession. Therefore individuals, families and groups that choose not to directly participate in the procession are encouraged to come early to the Breslin Center where doors will open at 7:00 a.m.
More than a dozen priests will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation along the procession route and during the Assembly gathering. Locations will be easily identifiable.
All parishes, parish schools, organizations within parishes and Catholic ministries are invited to carry a banner in the Eucharistic Procession. Please carefully review the information below regarding acceptable banner design and display.
Groups that are carrying a banner are asked to provide a banner stand for the pole supporting the banner. Because many groups will be converging on the Breslin Center at one time, your banner will be placed in any available banner stand (and likely not your own), so please be sure to conform to the specifications below.
Our thanks go to the Diocese of Jacksonville for providing suggestions for the banner and stand design.
*Planners of the Eucharistic Procession reserve the right to reject any banner that endorses an individual or otherwise is contrary to Church teaching or the spirit of the event.