April 6, 2011 // Local

Diocesan ‘Pilgrimage of Faith’ coming in early September

From Sept. 8-11, individuals and families of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend will have an opportunity to go on a four-day pilgrimage with Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades.

Titled “A Pilgrimage of Faith: A Diocesan Pilgrimage to Washington, D.C., and Emmitsburg,” participants will visit the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., and the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and the National Shrine of the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, both in Emmitsburg, Md.

The price per person includes motor coach transportation — from Fort Wayne or South Bend — lodging, most meals and travel insurance. The rates are: $425 per person for quadruple hotel occupancy, $475 per person for triple occupancy and $525 per person for double occupancy. A single occupancy rate is available upon request. A $20 per person discount is available for a cash or check payment in full.

For more information about the pilgrimage, visit diocesefwsb.org To register, contact Jeff Krudop at (260) 434-6660 or [email protected]. A deposit of $100 per person is due at registration. Final payment must be made on or before July 22. No money will be refunded after July 22, unless the spot(s) can be filled. Pilgrims under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Brief itinerary (unless stated otherwise, cost included in price of pilgrimage):

Thursday, Sept. 8:
• Depart Diocese, times and locations to be announced
• Box lunch served en route
• Arrival at hotel in Frederick, MD
• Welcome dinner

Friday, Sept. 9:
• Breakfast at hotel
• Visit Basilica of National Shrine of Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C.
• Lunch at Shrine (cost at about $10 per person not included)
• Mass in Crypt Church with Bishop Rhoades
• Depart Washington, D.C.
• Dinner

Saturday, Sept. 10:
• Breakfast at hotel
• Visit Basilica of National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmitsburg
• Mass in Basilica with Bishop Rhoades
• Lunch at Mount St. Mary University
• Visit National Shrine of Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, Emmitsburg
• Closing Dinner
• Depart Emmitsburg

Sunday, Sept. 11
• Breakfast at hotel
• Depart hotel
• Mass with Bishop Rhoades (location to be determined)
• Box lunch served en route
• Arrive in diocese

Additional details and information about the “Pilgrimage of Faith” will appear in subsequent issues of Today’s Catholic, bulletin inserts, posters, and interviews and promotional spots on Redeemer — Catholic Radio AM 1450, Fort Wayne.

Sponsors of the event include the Office of Spiritual Development and Evangelization, Redeemer Catholic Radio and Travel Leaders.

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