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Eucharistic Pilgrimage Retreat for Cayuga County Catholics Community

The US Catholic Conference of Bishops has recently approved our request to send one of their select Eucharistic Preachers to speak to our community on this great mystery of our faith.

Fr. Stephen Dominic Hayes, OP will preach at select Sunday Masses on the weekend of October 22/23; and then offer six talks over the following 48 hours in a retreat like format. The retreat will be a pilgrimage retreat, as Father Hayes will be moving from one church to another in our region, giving a sequence of talks on the Eucharist. It will give us a chance to grow in our appreciation of the Eucharist, and to experience other Catholic churches in our area . The schedule of the talks is listed below. You are encouraged to attend as many of the talks as possible.

Fr. Hayes will be preaching the Homily at the following Masses on the weekend of October 22/23:

  • Saturday 4:30 PM at St Alphonsus
  • Sunday 8:30 AM at St Patrick’s in Moravia
  • Sunday at 10:45 AM at St Mary's

Father Hayes will be giving six meditations on the Eucharist at the following times and churches:

  • 1st Meditation will be given at 4:00 PM, Sunday Vesper Service at St Mary Church, in Auburn.

  • 2nd Meditation will be given at 7:00 PM, Sunday Holy Hour at St Patrick Church, in Aurora

  • 3rd Meditation will be given after 9:00 AM, Monday Mass at St Hyacinths Church, in Auburn.

  • 4th Meditation will be given after 12:15 PM, Monday Mass at Holy Family Church, in Auburn.

  • 5th Meditation will be given at 6:30 PM, Holy Hour at Sacred Heart Church, in Auburn.

  • 6th Meditation will be given following 9:00 AM, Tuesday Mass at St Francis Church, in Auburn.

Father Hayes will also be giving two additional talks in Tompkins County during the week.

Tuesday, October 25, at All Saints Church (347 Ridge Road, Lansing, NY) 7:00 pm, Holy Hour.
Christ in the Monstrance: See how much God loves you!
Wednesday, October 26, at at Holy Cross Church (375 George Road, Freeville, NY) at 9:00 am Mass.
The Mass: Worship and Sacrifice.