Saturday, June 10

Some things are still being finalized, but the below is comprehensive schedule of what has been determined so far:

  • An opening march of the parishes and Catholic organizations and apostolates of the diocese, with banners and music.
  • An opening keynote from Bp. Robert Barron, translated into Spanish, Vietnamese, and ASL.
  • An English track with three speakers and music (Vietnamese and ASL translation all day)
  • A Spanish track with two speakers and music.
  • Confessions available all day.
  • A Eucharistic adoration hall available all day for prayer and quiet.
  • An area dedicated to children’s activities.
  • A family-friendly service project.
  • A vocations meet and greet for people curious in learning more about religious life and the priesthood during the lunch period.
  • Lunch is either pre-ordered box lunches or you can get lunch at numerous food trucks adjacent to the Civic Center or walkable restaurants in downtown Mankato. People may also bring a lunch and eat in the Civic Center or in the limited green space outside.
  • Many Catholic vendors and exhibitors all day.
  • A Eucharistic procession through downtown Mankato. We encourage this year’s first communicants to come in their first communion clothes and process with their families.
  • A concluding Diocesan anticipation Mass of the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, celebrated by Bp. Robert Barron, translated in Spanish, Vietnamese, and ASL.
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