St. Hedwig Church, Trenton, will be the meeting place for more than 500 pilgrims from the Diocese of Trenton and Archdiocese of Philadelphia Aug. 11 for the annual two-day spiritual journey from Trenton to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown. The pilgrimage will begin at 6 a.m. with Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in the church at 872 Brunswick Avenue.
The pilgrims along with Father Jacek Labinski, pastor of St. Hedwig Parish, will then begin their walking journey towards their first stop in the parking lot of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 137 West Upper Ferry Rd., West Trenton. There they will enjoy breakfast and be greeted by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., of the Diocese of Trenton, who will give a blessing to the pilgrims.
Their journey continues along the canal and over the Washington Crossing Bridge where they will stop to rest in Friends of Washington Crossing Park, Pa. They will continue on to their dinner destination, stopping at 1 p.m. at the home of Pam and Alfred Malagarie of Newtown, Pa. After resting, they will continue on to the home of Linda and Jerry Martino Yerkes, where they will set up camp and spend the night. A candlelight Mass will be celebrated at 8 p.m. on the grounds of the Yerkes’ home.
Rising at 6 a.m. on Aug. 12, the pilgrims will have breakfast and set out on the last leg of their journey to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa where they will join more than 2,000 pilgrims from Great Meadows. Archbishop Thomas Wenski of the Archdiocese of Miami, Fla., will be the principal celebrant of a Mass at 2 p.m. in the shrine.
All are welcome. For information, call Wioletta Wyszynski at 609-577-5312.[[In-content Ad]]