Tuesday, 10 March 2009

The new Australian pilgrimage...

A few more details on the upcoming first Wagga Wagga to Tarcutta pilgrimage. First, it now has a blog!

Secondly, a few useful details. Fr. Michael Joseph Mary FIM will be accompanying the pilgrimage all the way. Fr. Hynes will be coming for some of the pilgrimage and other priests from the diocese will help with the Masses. The Masses will be sung at the Cathedral and on the Shrine at least.

You will need a tent and sleeping bag, and don't forget to register by 2 April.

The basic program is as follows:

Day 1: Wednesday 15th of April

Registration at the cathedral. Pilgrims may leave their cars at Divine Mercy Shrine (DMS) , Marian Hills where pilgrimage ends.

Bus from Divine Mercy Shrine to Wagga Wagga Cathedral (approx 1 hour drive) will leave at 4.00pm, 6.00pm, 9.00pm and 10pm.

Day 2: Thursday 16th of April

Holy Mass at 7.45am in Cathedral followed by Bishop’s blessing.
9.00am – 9.30am Breakfast provided by Bishop.
Depart at 9.45am.
Lunch 12.00pm – 2.00pm.
1.00pm Spiritual talk by a Priest.
Walk from lunch stop to Ladysmith. 2.00pm – 4.00pm.
Arrive at Ladysmith approx. 4.00pm. Set up of tents.
Dinner at 5.30pm – 7.30pm.
Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet at 8.00pm - 8.30pm, in Church

Day 3: Friday 17th of April

Holy Mass at 8.00am.
Breakfast from 9am – 9.30am
Walk from 9.30am – 12.00pm.
Lunch at 12pm – 2.00pm (place to be advised).
1.00pm Spiritual Talk from Priest.
Walk from 2.00pm – 4.00pm.
Arrive at Book Book 4.00pm.
Dinner at 5.30pm – 7.30pm.
Rosary and Divine Mercy chaplet at 8.00pm - 8.30pm, in Church

Day 4: Saturday 18th of April

Holy Mass at 8.00am.
Breakfast from 9.00am – 9.30am, load bus with gear.
Walk from 9.30am – 12.00pm.
Lunch at 12.00pm – 2.00pm (place to be advised).
1.00pm Spiritual Talk by Priest.
Walk from 2.00pm – 4.00pm.
Arrive at Marian Hills, Divine Mercy Shrine, 4.00pm.
Dinner at 5.30pm – 7.30pm.
Rosary and Divine Mercy chaplet at 8.00- 8.30pm, in Church
followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and all night Adoration.


Day 5: Sunday 19th of April (FEAST OF DIVINE MERCY)

Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 9.00am.
Holy Mass at 9.15am.
Breakfast at 10.30am and conclusion of the pilgrimage.
Pilgrims free to remain for further devotions at Shrine, led by the Bishop Hanna.
(12.30pm – 4.00pm Holy Mass, Procession & Devotions).

Now I have to admit traddies (like me!) may be less familiar with the Feast of the Divine Mercy (given that it doesn't form part of the 1962 calendar) and devotion to St Faustina, but there will be an EF mass each day (including Sunday). And it is great to see new events like this springing up, providing opportunities nearer to home for some, and to fill in the long gap until Christus Rex rolls around again!

6 comments:

Quasi Seminarian said...

I am glad that you have found out more about the pilgrimage. As a new pilgrimage it needs all the publicity that it can get.

Especially since more people read our blog than mine!

Steve said...

Kinda strange to be having a 'penitential' (though it may not be) activity within the octave of Easter. You know, after 6 weeks of lent and all

Fr Holland said...

May I point out as one of the Chaplains in the Diocese of Wagga Wagga for the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, Fr Hynes is not a Chaplain for the EF in Wagga; he is from Victoria, Sandhurst Diocese I think

Terra said...

Apologies Father! I obviously got muddled, and will fix forthwith!

Louise said...

Gosh, if you like your spirituality eclectic, you could go to Light to the Nations at Galong and then follow up with this pilgrimage!

(another) Louise said...

Actually, Light to the Nations have a week long pilgrimage from Canberra to Galong. I think they got the idea from the Christus Rex pilgrimage. Not EF of course. Light to the Nations is not really my cup of tea.