To mark this year of going out on mission during the National Eucharistic Revival, the Catholic Bishops of Ohio invite all the faithful to make a pilgrimage to Carey, Ohio, for the Vigil of the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

This annual event is powerfully moving and always draws a massive crowd. This year, Bishop Daniel E. Thomas will be joined by the other Bishops of Ohio, as well as priests, deacons, consecrated religious, and lay faithful from across the state. It will be a celebration you won't want to miss!

National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey
Wednesday, August 14, beginning at 9 p.m.
Candlelight Rosary Procession from Basilica to the Shrine Park and Vigil Mass of the Assumption in the Park

Bishop Daniel E. Thomas, Celebrant
Bishop Earl K. Fernandes, Homilist
Bishop Edward C. Malesic, Concelebrant
Bishop Michael G. Woost, Concelebrant

We recommend bringing the following items, as the Vigil Mass will be outside:

  • A Rosary for the Procession
  • Blanket or Folding Lawnchair
  • Poncho or Umbrella (if rain is forecasted)

Parishes, we need your help to promote this event! Please share the information with your parishioners regularly over the next 8 weeks.