Walk With Me.

Join us as we enter into the Eucharistic Revival

You’re invited to a Eucharistic Procession and Festival in Warsaw as we enter into the three-year Eucharistic Revival for the Catholic Church in the United States.

June 19, 2022 in Warsaw
2:30 p.m. Prayer and Music followed by Departure
5 p.m. Benediction, then Festival Begins
7 p.m. Festival Conclusion

“I hope and pray that you and thousands of the faithful of our diocese will participate as public witnesses to our faith in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and an expression of our love for the great gift of the Most Holy Eucharist, the wonderful sacrament of Christ’s love.”

– Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Count me in!

Participant registration is strongly encouraged so that we can plan accordingly. For more information about the procession and festival, email [email protected]

Participant Registration

I’d like to volunteer!

Festival Booth Registration

Bussing Information

I’d like to spread the word!

Thank you for your interest in helping promote the Eucharistic Procession and Revival. Promotional materials are available in the Eucharistic Revival Toolkit.

To request printed 11×17 (vertical) posters to promote the procession, complete this form. Posters are double-sided with English on one side and Spanish on the other.

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To reserve a bus from your parish or area, email [email protected]

For parish groups or apostolates interested in having a booth or selling food at the festival, please contact Leo Patiño at 1-574-549-7717 or [email protected].

Please note that booths are only available for ministries of the Catholic Church in our diocese.

This is a first-come, first-serve signup, and the final deadline for reserving a booth space is May 20, unless we reach capacity before then.

Thank you for your interest in supporting the procession! Shifts of volunteers are needed between the hours of noon and 9 p.m. Those under 18 are welcome to volunteer if chaperoned by a guardian. For those volunteering as a group or family unit, please complete this form once per volunteer. 

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You may register individually or as a group, but please only register once per participant. (Example: if a parish group is traveling by bus, the parish group should register everyone in their group on one registration.) We look forward to having you join us!

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What do I need to bring?

Handheld devotional items: A Eucharistic procession is a special opportunity to show how the Church both in heaven and on earth joins together in worship of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. To help make this reality evident, participants in the diocesan Eucharistic procession are encouraged to bring handheld devotional items – especially images and statues of the saints that have special meaning to individuals, families, or particular cultures. Children could also select and color images of their favorite saints to accompany them on the route. We would like to avoid any larger items, statues, etc. that might block the view or distract from the monstrance and canopy.

Water bottle: Refill stations will be located at Sacred Heart Parish, Central Park, and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish.

Cash for food sales: Since we will be feeding a few thousand people at once, exact change is encouraged to expedite the process and keep lines moving. 

A small pamphlet of hymns will be provided.

I want to participate but cannot make the full day. Can I still come?

Yes! There are many opportunities to participate for however long you are able:

Arrive late – take a shuttle directly to Central Park: Once the procession departs, shuttle busses will begin transporting late arrivals directly from parking at the Kosciusko County Fairgrounds to the midway point at Central Park, where we will pause for prayer and a Eucharistic Blessing. The Eucharistic Blessing in Central Park is estimated to take place sometime between 3:30 and 4 p.m.

Leave early – return from Central Park back to your car: For those who can only participate in the first portion of the procession, a shuttle bus will return participants from Central Park back to the fairgrounds.

Non-walking option: Begin at Sacred Heart Parish with prayer and music. Ride a shuttle bus from Sacred Heart to Central Park for prayer and a Eucharistic Blessing. You may then ride a shuttle bus from Central Park to Our Lady of Guadalupe for Benediction and the Festival.

Following the conclusion of the Eucharistic Procession with Benediction at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, shuttle busses will begin continuously shuttling between the festival and parking. Return shuttles are estimated to begin running by 5:15.

Some shuttle buses are wheelchair accessible and can accommodate folding strollers.

Where do I park?

General Parking at Kosciusko County Fairgrounds: Participants are invited to park at the Kosciusko County Fairgrounds or ride a diocesan bus from your home area. Participants may then either walk 0.8 miles from the fairgrounds to Sacred Heart Parish or take a shuttle bus. Click to view the route from the fairgrounds to Sacred Heart Parish.

For those handicapped or with strollers: Parking for the handicapped and those with strollers is available on Harrison St. across from Sacred Heart Parish.

Return shuttles: After the procession concludes with Benediction at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, buses will begin shuttling participants back to their cars. Return shuttles are estimated to begin running at 5:15. Shuttle buses will continue to run through the conclusion of the festival, which ends at 7 p.m. Immediately after the Eucharistic Blessing at Central Park, shuttles will also be present at Central Park to bring participants back to their vehicles or ahead to Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish.

There is no parking at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish due to utilizing space for the festival.

Some shuttle buses are wheelchair accessible and can accommodate folding strollers.

Disability Accessibility

Parking: Accessible parking is available on Harrison St. across from Sacred Heart Parish. Those who do park at the Kosciusko County Fairgrounds may take a wheelchair-accessible shuttle bus to Sacred Heart Parish, where the procession will begin.

Procession: The procession route is wheelchair accessible. For those who are unable to walk the procession route, shuttle buses will be taking participants to Central Park for the Eucharistic Blessing, to Our Lady of Guadalupe for Benediction and the festival, as well as from all locations back to the Kosciusko County Fairgrounds for parking.

Festival: The festival grounds at Our Lady of Guadalupe are accessible using the wheelchair ramp down into the basement and out the back door from the church basement. If during the procession an ambulatory person can no longer walk, there will be golf carts to assist them to a first aid station. There will be options for returning early to the parking lots from the station at Central Park.

Reserve a wheelchair: For those who need a wheelchair and/or a volunteer to push a wheelchair on the route, a reservation can be made on a first come first served basis by contacting [email protected] by June 5th.

Non-walking option: Begin at Sacred Heart Parish with prayer and music. Ride a shuttle bus from Sacred Heart to Central Park for prayer and a Eucharistic Blessing. You may then ride a shuttle bus from Central Park to Our Lady of Guadalupe for Benediction and the Festival before being bused back to your vehicle.

Festival Only.  Those wishing to attend only the festival can do so by riding a shuttle bus from the Fairgrounds departing at around 4:15 pm.  Additional shuttles will begin departing often from the Fairgrounds to the festival and back starting at around 5:15 pm. 

Some shuttle buses are wheelchair accessible and can accommodate folding strollers.

Questions regarding accommodations? Contact:
Allison Sturm
Belonging: Ministry with Persons with Disabilities
[email protected]
260-399-1452

What happens if it rains?

 If light to moderate rain is forecast, the procession will continue as planned, and participants are recommended to bring umbrellas. 

In the event of a weather delay or cancelation, an email will be sent to all registered attendees.

The hazardous weather plan can be viewed in the full event details document.

How do I get involved in the Eucharistic Revival?
  • Participate in or volunteer for the Eucharistic Procession and Festival on June 19 in Warsaw.  
  • If your parish has not yet identified a point person for the Eucharistic Revival, volunteer for the role. This person will coordinate that parish’s efforts throughout the three-year Eucharistic Revival.
  • Participate in regional evangelization training to be held in South Bend and Fort Wayne near the end of the Diocesan year. Dates and more information will be announced on this page.
  • Volunteer with your parish throughout the Parish year, which runs from June 2023 to July 2024 with planning beginning in advance. Initiatives may include devotions, missions, exhibits, and more.

Eucharistic Revival

This Eucharistic Procession and Festival launches the participation of our diocese in a three-year Eucharistic Revival for the Catholic Church in the United States, renewing devotion and belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. The U.S. Bishops believe that God wants to see a movement of Catholics across the United States, healed, converted, formed, and unified by an encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist.

The three-year Revival starts with a “Diocesan Year” beginning on Corpus Christi Sunday in 2022, followed by a “Parish Year” beginning on Corpus Christi Sunday in 2023. This will lead into in the first National Eucharistic Congress in the United States in almost fifty years from July 17-21, 2024 in Indianapolis, which will be followed by a year of going out on mission “for the life of the world.” 

This page will be updated with local information on the revival as we enter into this period of Eucharistic renewal.

“Let us all ask the Lord to call us into a time of Eucharistic renewal, a time of prayer and reflection, of acts of charity and sincere repentance. The Lord is with us in the Eucharistic Mystery celebrated in our parishes and missions, in our beautiful cathedrals and in our poorest chapels. He is present and he draws near to us, so that we can draw nearer to him.”

The Mystery of the Church in the Life of the Eucharist, 58

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