A pilgrimage is a religious journey undertaken as an act of devotion. These have taken place since the fourth century and still continue today. Mostly done on foot, these pilgrimages of old could sometimes take months or years to complete. Today’s modern pilgrim can travel by foot, car or by plane, and can make a pilgrimage in as little as a weekend.
The Spiritual Life Group offers opportunities for pilgrimage.
The All Saints Walking Pilgrimage will take place on
Saturday, April 30th, 2016 at 9am, rain or shine
Pilgrims will begin with Mass at 9am at All Saints. The Pilgrimage route is 9 miles long and will take approximately 4 hours at a comfortable pace. Walkers are asked to bring water, and there will be two water stations along the way run by volunteers. Support vehicles will also be manned by volunteers for anyone needing assistance to reach the Cathedral. Upon arrival at the Cathedral, Pilgrims will enter through the Holy Door of Mercy and spend time in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Pilgrims will be bused back to All Saints Catholic Church. Reconciliation will also be offered and will be announced in the bulletin.
A plenary indulgence which removes all of the temporal punishment for sins committed up to that time is given to those who pass through the Holy Door during the Jubilee year, provided the recipient also goes to confession, receives Communion, and prays for the Pope.
When faced with the gravity of sin, God responds with the fullness of mercy. Mercy will always be greater than any sin, and no one can place limits on the love of God who is ever ready to forgive.
The Holy Door will become a Door of Mercy through which anyone who enters will experience the love of God who consoles, pardons, and instils hope.
Thus the Jubilee will be celebrated both in Rome and in the Particular Churches as a visible sign of the Church’s universal communion.
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