The Emmaus Procession began with Jesus and two disciples.
Luke's Gospel (24:13-15) tells us “That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them.”
We will recreate this in a 5 mile Eucharistic procession. Jesus, present in the Eucharist, though in a hidden way, will walk with us in reality. As we are walking, scripture that points to Jesus, especially in the Eucharist will be read, just as Jesus “beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.”
When/Where to Park
Please park in the lot one block north of St Mary's in Moline. We will have signs and Knights of Columbus helping guide you to the parking. Buses will be provided to take you to the start point, Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport. The buses will run from 7am to 7:50. Please be there as early as you can to help us get everyone over there. Mass will begin at 8.
If you plan to park at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport, cars must be out of the parking lot by 11:30am for another event taking place there later in the day.
Route of Procession
The route will take us from Sacred Heart to St Anthony's in Davenport. From there we will cross the Mississippi over the Arsenal Bridge. We will continue to St Mary and Sacred Heart, Rock Island, ending at St Mary in Moline. If you would like to join at one of the parishes along the way and only walk part of the way you are welcome to. You may coordinate this on your own or we can assist with this. There will be a shuttle following the procession for those that need assistance.
We are estimating the Procession will conclude with Benediction at St Mary, Moline around 11:30. The celebration will continue with a festival with food for purchase made by St Mary parishioners. Please remember to bring cash.
Come walk with Jesus.