The Diocese of Wilmington will hold its Annual Diocesan Marian Pilgrimage this year at the Shrine of Our Lady of Peace at Holy Spirit Church, 12 Winder Road, New Castle, Delaware.
The event will take place on Saturday, September 22, 2012. Here is the schedule for the day:
1:00 p.m. – Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction. Rev. Msgr. George Brubaker, Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in New Castle, Delaware will preside. Fr. Brendan Murphy, O.P., Associate Pastor of St. Thomas More Oratory in Newark, Delaware will speak.
2:00 p.m. – Opportunity for private celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, visit the Shrine of Our Lady Queen of Peace, visit the gift shop staffed by the Sisters of Caterina Benincasa Dominican Monastery, see exhibits by local Catholic organizations and the newly installed Stations of the Cross around the Shrine.
4:00 p.m. – Pilgrimage Mass with Most Rev. W. Francis Malooly, Bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington as celebrant and homilist.* The choir from St. Helena’s Parish in Wilmington, Delaware will provide the music.
5:00 p.m. – Procession to the Shrine of Our Lady Queen of Peace with Rosary and Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Music by the St. Mark’s High School Choir of Wilmington, Delaware.
*Priest of the diocese are invited to concelebrate, Deacons are
welcome to attend in vestments along with Orders of Knighthood of
Pilgrims are responsible for their own transportation. Car pooling is
encouraged. Individual parishes may wish to offer group transportation by bus.
A collection will be held at Mass for the Shrine of the Parish of Holy
The Shrine takes its name from the statue of the Blessed Mother
Mary which was designed and constructed of steel by Charles C.
Parks. The building of the shrine was made possible by supporters
who raised $500,000 over 8 years so that Delaware could have a
statue of its own, similar to two other statues of Our Lady made by
Charles C.Parks which are in Santa Clara, CA and Chicago, IL. The
statue of Our Lady of Peace on the grounds of Holy Spirit Parish is
near the Delaware Memorial Bridge and is visible to travelers on
I-495 going to and from NJ.
ALL ARE WELCOME!