Catholic Conference of Ohio
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Statewide Eucharistic Pilgrimage

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Pilgrimage to the Basilica & National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey
Wednesday, August 14, 2024

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.

Join the bishops, priests, deacons, consecrated religious, and lay faithful from across the state on Wednesday, August 14, beginning at 9 p.m. for a candlelight rosary procession with the Miraculous Statue of Our Lady of Consolation from the Basilica Shrine to the Shrine Park followed by Holy Mass at the outdoor Altar in the Shrine Park. 

See below for pilgrimage planning tips.

Schedule of Events 

Below is the event schedule for Wednesday, August 14.
View the full schedule of events at the basilica for the Assumption and novena here. 

7:00 a.m. Mass (Original Shrine Church)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.      Confessions (back lawn)
11:00 a.m. Mass in English (Upper Basilica)
12:30 p.m. Mass in Chaldean (Upper Basilica)
2:00 p.m. Novena of the Assumption with Rosary Procession (Upper Basilica)
3:30 - 8 p.m.   Confessions (back lawn)
5:00 p.m. Mass in Chaldean (Upper Basilica)
7:00 p.m. Mass in English (Lower Basilica)
9:00 p.m. Candlelight Rosary Procession from Basilica to the Shrine Park and Vigil Mass of the Assumption in the Park (English)
9:30 p.m. Vigil Mass of the Assumption (Upper Basilica)

Novena of the Assumption 

Join in praying the Assumption Novena in Honor of Our Lady of Consolation from Tuesday, August 6, to Wednesday, August 14, 2024. Find the daily prayers at In addition, follow the daily novena reflections from Bishop Earl K. Fernandes of Columbus on the CCO social media accounts. 




Processions in Ohio

Local communities are gathering for a National Eucharistic Pilgrimage to accompany Jesus from city to city across the nation, lighting hearts on fire along the way, culminating at the National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis, July 17-24, 2024. The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Route starts in New Haven, CT, and will go through the Diocese of Steubenville (June 21-23), Diocese of Columbus (June 24-30), and Archdiocese of Cincinnati (July 1-8) in Ohio. Several unique events are planned, including a Eucharistic Sternwheeler and Boater-cade down the Ohio river and a Eucharistic Festival in downtown Cincinnati. 

View the route and event details with the interactive map on the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage website >



Planning Your Pilgrimage

Carey is within 200 miles of most Ohio towns. Thousands of people are expected to attend the Vigil Mass, so we recommend arriving early to allow for traffic and parking. Pilgrims can visit the breathtaking Upper Basilica, venerate multiple relics in the Lower Basilica, and go to Confession.  

Map Your Route to:
Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation
315 Clay Street, Carey, OH 43316

What to Bring

In addition to coming with an open heart, 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)

Where to Stay

Pilgrims can camp in tents or campers near the Basilica. There are hotels available in the nearby cities of Upper Sandusky (13 miles), Findlay (16.6 miles), and Tiffin (18.6 miles). 

View list of hotels in each city, with links >