DIOCESAN MARIAN PILGRIMAGE
WASHINGTON, DC – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2022
On Saturday, October 22, 2022, please join Bishop Robert Brennan, our pastor Msgr. Cuong Pham and the priests of our Diocese in a special Pilgrimage to THE BASILICA OF THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, Washington, DC.
This one-day Pilgrimage is a spiritual journey to the nation’s largest Shrine dedicated to our Blessed Mother. Several thousands of Catholic faithful from Brooklyn and Queens will be participating. There will be a multi-lingual Rosary service at 12 Noon, an opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Confession in various languages, and a Solemn Concelebrated Mass at 3:00PM. With over 80 chapels and oratories dedicated to the Blessed Mother, built by peoples from around the world, pilgrims can appreciate the beauty of our Catholic faith and devotions and receive special graces and indulgences at the same time.
A comfortable coach bus with seats for 56 people will leave at 6AM from the front of our church. We will arrive at the Shrine at approximately 11AM. The entire cost is only $70 per person, and this will include water, snacks and tip for the bus driver. Payment can be made by check written to “Our Lady of Mount Carmel” or by cash. Departure for the trip home will begin at 5PM and we will be back here by about 9PM.
A one-day trip like this can be exhausting, but please keep in mind that this is a spiritual Pilgrimage to honor Our Lady and the inconvenience of the trip itself is part of the sacrifice. Msgr. Cuong Pham and our priests will accompany the pilgrims with prayer, meditations, music, religious movies and fun activities during the bus trip. This Pilgrimage is open to everyone, except unaccompanied children.
The National Shrine has a cafeteria with modest prices. However, since the facilities are limited for such a large crowd, we would recommend that each participant bring his or her own lunch and non-perishable items such as juice boxes or fruits.
We look forward to welcoming you onboard with us. May this Pilgrimage be another occasion of grace and blessings to our parish family.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE PARISH OFFICE AT 718-278-1834 OR SEND AN EMAIL TO: firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE DETACH AND DROP OFF THIS SLIP AT THE OFFICE OR HAND IT TO ANY USHER. THE DEADLINE TO RESERVE A SEAT IS MONDAY, OCTOBER 10TH.