32nd Annual Pilgrimage to the Grotto of Lourdes, Emmitsburg, MD

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32nd Annual Pilgrimage to the Grotto of Lourdes, Emmitsburg, MD

August 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

All are welcome this day to join together to pray for peace through the conversion of hearts, and to receive God’s blessings through Mary, Mother of God, and Mother of the Church.

+  You do not need to register.
+  There is no transportation provided.  Pilgrims are encouraged to car pool, and  parishes are invited to rent a bus, if feasible.
+  Pilgrims must bring their own lunch and drinks.  Lunch is not available otherwise.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to the National Shrine, Grotto of our Lady of Lourdes at Mount St. Mary’s, Emmitsburg, MD, started by the Rev. Walter Sempko in 1987, the Annual Pilgrimage for World Peace will take place on Thursday, August 1, 2019.


The Day’s Schedule
10:00             Welcome (St. Mary’s Chapel on the Hill)
10:15- 11:30  Sacrament of Reconciliation
11:30              Stations of the Cross or Holy Rosary
12:00             Holy Mass (Grotto – weather permitting)
1:15                  Lunch on your own (must bring your lunch)
2:15 – 2:45     Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Prayer of  Consecration (St. Mary’s Chapel on the Hill)
3:00 – 4:00   Holy Hour with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy (St. Mary’s Chapel on the Hill)

(The day ends with the conclusion of the Holy Hour)

Schedule is subject to change.
Free-will offerings accepted at Mass and during the day to fund this pilgrimage.

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August 1, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes St. Mary’s Chapel
16300 Grotto Road
Emmitsburg, MD 21727 United States
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