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The Way of Martyrs
The Way of Mercy

About the Pilgrimage

NYS Eucharistic Congress

A Part of the National Eucharistic Revival

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Update: See our article in The Evangelist HERE!

On October 20-22, 2023, the Dioceses of New York State will be holding a Eucharistic Congress at the National Shrine of the North American Martyrs in Auriesville, NY to revitalize and foster faith and devotion in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. The Congress will take place over a period of 40 hours, beginning at 7 pm on Friday night and concluding at 11am on Sunday with Mass. The Congress will feature inspiring talks from renowned speakers, Mass with Cardinal Timothy Dolan and NY Bishops, Eucharistic adoration throughout both nights, opportunity for confessions, inspiring music and more.

Way of Martyrs
Way of Mercy

A NYS Eucharistic Congress Pilgrimage

In anticipation of the NYS Eucharistic Congress

Fr. Dan Quinn and Fr. Stephen Yusko will be leading a group of the faithful on a 4-day, 3-night pilgrimage from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany to the Shrine of the North American Martyrs in Auriesville. Along "The Way” pilgrims will encounter Christ anew as they make their way to the Eucharistic Congress, just as Christ encountered the disciples as they made their way to Emmaus, where He ultimately revealed Himself to them in the “breaking of the bread.”

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The Way

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From the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception to the Shrine of the North American Martyrs

The Way of Martyrs - Way of Mercy pilgrimage route was originally designed to connect and foster devotion to the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, MA and the National Shrine of North American Martyrs in Auriesville, NY. Pilgrims embarking on this abridged route will follow in the footsteps of St. Isaac Jogues and Companions as they wound their way along the Mohawk River, bringing the Good News to those who had yet to hear it. The current shrine sits on the site of Ossernenon, the village where the "Lily of the Mohawks," St. Kateri Tekakwitha, sprouted forth from the ground watered and made sacred by the blood of these martyrs.

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The Schedule

Day 1

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

to Holy Trinity, Cohoes

11.8 Miles

8:00 am

Pilgrims Mass and Blessing with Bishop Scharfenberber at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

9:00 am

Pilgrimage Begins

11:30-12:30

Visit Watervliet Churches

1-3:00 pm

Arrive - Holy Trinity

5:30 pm

Pilgrims Supper

7-8:00 pm

Vespers, Conference, Eucharistic Adoration and Confessions

Day 2

Holy Trinity, Cohoes to St. Anthony, Schenectady

20.0 Miles

5:30 am

Mass, Followed by Breakfast

6:30 am

Pilgrims Head Out

10:00 am

Meet Schenectady

Day Pilgrims

Lion's Park, Niskayuna

4:00 pm

Arrive - St. Anthony

5:30 pm

Pilgrims Supper

7-8:00 pm

Vespers, Conference, Eucharistic Adoration and Confessions

Day 3

St. Anthony, Schenectady

to Mount Carmel, Amsterdam

17.0 Miles

7:00 am

Mass, Followed by Breakfast

8:00 am

Pilgrims Head Out

11:30-12:30

Lunch - St. Margaret of Cortona,

Rotterdam Jct.

3-4:00 pm

Arrive - Mt Carmel

5:30 pm

Pilgrims Supper

7-8:00 pm

Vespers, Conference, Eucharistic Adoration and Confessions

Day 4

Mount Carmel, Amsterdam

to Our Lady of Martyrs Shrine, Auriseville

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6.3 Miles

8:00 am

Breakfast

TODAY'S WALK IS

A EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION

8:30 am

Eucharistic Procession Begins

12:00 pm

Arrive - Shrine of North American Martyrs

1:00 pm

Mass in Kateri Chapel

2:00 pm

Shuttle to Mt. Carmel

6:00 pm

Eucharistic Congress Begins with Adoration

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The Route

    From the Cathedral in Albany, the Way of Martyrs primarily follows the NYS Empire Trail, which winds its way from Albany and Menands through Waterveliet and Cohoes, Niskayuna and Schenectady, Rotterdam Junction, Amsterdam, and Fort Hunter, before arriving at the Shrine in Auriesville.

    To highlight and commemorate the pilgrimage route, pilgrims will receive a "pilgrims passport," on which the pilgrims progress can be marked by stamps from the various churches and establishments that are passed along the way.

    To volunteer to help with preparations for the pilgrimage, or to help at a parish stop along the way, (whether or not you want to walk it) click here: Volunteer Sign-up.

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If you'd like to volunteer to help with the pilgrimage please sign up here:

Volunteer Sign-up.

The Route
Accomadations
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At the end of each day of the pilgrimage pilgrims will be greeted by the generous volunteers of our host churches where pilgrims can rest and relax for the night, enjoy a meal together, and enter into prayer and adoration with our Lord before enjoying a simple night's rest in the church's parish hall.

 

Each morning pilgrims will have the opportunity to participate in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass before partaking of a hearty breakfast prior to embarking on the next leg of the journey.

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