Readers, I have been busy not only with work, but with planning. I am part of a group planning a pilgrimage starting at St. Vincent de Paul in Pontiac, following mostly along Woodward Avenue and ending at the Detroit River. As this is over 30 miles this is a 2 day affair.
Day 1 (June 24th, the Solemnity of St. John the Baptist) will start with Holy Mass celebrated at the aforementioned St. Vincent de Paul, part of the newly formed Pontiac community parish of St. Damien of Molokai. Our first major stop is St. Hugo of the Hills where we will have lunch and an opportunity to view the beautiful stone chapel on their sprawling campus. We shall pay a visit to Manresa, the Jesuit retreat center. Our first day concludes at Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak where we will have dinner, confessions available, a skit about St. Pier Giorgio Frassati, a mass for those unable to make the early one, and the opportunity for Adoration in Shrine's perpetual Adoration chapel. We will be sleeping in the area.
Day 2 (June 25th) starts with morning prayer followed by Shrine's 8:30 am Mass followed by breakfast. After breakfast our journey resumes. We will stop by St. James in Ferndale for lunch. Other planned stops include St. John the Baptist Romanian Byzantine Church, Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, St. Patrick (where we will celebrate the anticipated Sunday mass), and the original site of Ste. Anne de Detroit (now denoted by a plaque).
Please consider joining us as we walk, pray, sing, and enjoy fellowship with fellow young adults.
Partial participation is allowed, so if you can do only one day, or only join us for Friday night's festivities or one of the masses that is very welcome.
More information including links to the Facebook events for day 1 and day 2 can be found at our website.