434 Church Ave
Bowling Green, KY 42101
In Misericordiae Vultus, the Bull of Indiction of the Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis states, “The practice of pilgrimage has a special place in the Holy Year, because it represents the journey each of us makes in this life. Life itself is a pilgrimage, and the human being is a viator, a pilgrim travelling along the road, making his way to the desired destination. Similarly, to reach the Holy Door in Rome or in any other place in the world, everyone, each according to his or her ability, will have to make a pilgrimage. This will be a sign that mercy is also a goal to reach and requires dedication and sacrifice. May pilgrimage be an impetus to conversion” (MV 14).
The Holy Father desires that everyone be given the opportunity to experience pilgrimage. For this reason, he has asked each diocese to designate particular shrines or churches as places of pilgrimage for the faithful. Bishop Medley has designated six pilgrimage sites for the Diocese of Owensboro. Two of those sites are located in the Bowling Green Deanery: The Shrine of Mary on the campus of Saint Joseph Parish and the Chapel of Divine Mercy on the campus of the Fathers of Mercy in Auburn.
Entering into the history and tradition of the Church, a pilgrimage between the Diocesan Shrine of Mary and the Chapel of Divine Mercy on the campus of the Fathers of Mercy will take place on Saturday, October 15. Join other pilgrims in walking the Camino of Mercy.
Schedule for Saturday, October 15:
Check-in begins 7:00 AM
Diocesan Shrine of Mary on the campus of Saint Joseph Parish
Continental Breakfast 8:30
Blessings and Departures 9:00
Registration Fee: $20 per person $50 per natural family
Registration deadline: October 7, 2016
Registration is available through the Saint Joseph Parish Office.
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