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National Eucharistic Pilgrimage will visit 3 Brooklyn cathedrals

May 24, 2024 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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BOROUGHWIDE — BROOKLYN’S THREE CATHOLIC CATHEDRALS and several churches will be stops for the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage, which traverses the borough during Memorial Day Weekend. The Seton Route, one of the four nationwide routes of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage, will wend its way through the Diocese of Brooklyn, on its way to the National Eucharistic Revival in Indianapolis in July.

The Seton Route’s Brooklyn visit will begin Sunday afternoon, May 26, around 4 p.m. at the midway point of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. The first stop will be at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Cathedral, an Eastern Rite Catholic congregation on Henry and Remsen streets in Brooklyn Heights. The pilgrimage will then proceed to the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph-St. Teresa of Avila, both in Prospect Heights. Monday’s portion begins at 7 a.m. with Mass at Brooklyn’s very first Roman Catholic (Latin Rite) church, which was founded some three decades before the diocese. It is now St. James Cathedral-Basilica on Jay St. Other parishes on the pilgrimage include Mother Cabrini Park and the parish of Sacred Hearts-St. Stephen-St. Mary Star of the Sea, in Carroll Gardens; Holy Family-St. Thomas Aquinas in Boerum Hill; St. Michael in Sunset Park; and Our Lady of Angels-St. Andrew the Apostle in Bay Ridge.

The Seton Route is named in honor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American-born saint to be canonized by the Catholic Church. She opened the first free Catholic school for girls in the United States in 1810.

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