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Diocesan Marian Pilgrimage Oct. 1

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The Diocese of Wilmington will hold its annual Marian Pilgrimage on Oct. 1 at Holy Spirit Church in New Castle, home of the Shrine of Our Lady Queen of Peace.

The pilgrimage begins at 9 a.m. with Mass celebrated by Msgr. Joseph Rebman. The day will include Adoration, Benediction, Rosary, the Divine Mercy Chaplet, opportunities for confessions, and presentations by Catholic professor and author Dr. Anthony Esolen.

Bishop Malooly leads pilgrims praying the rosary at the Our Lady of Peace statue during the Diocesan Marian Pilgrimage in 2012. (Dialog file/www.DonBlakePhotography.com)
Bishop Malooly leads pilgrims praying the rosary at the Our Lady Queen of Peace statue during the Diocesan Marian Pilgrimage in 2012. (Dialog file/www.DonBlakePhotography.com)

There will be children’s activities and the Benincasa Monastery and Gift Shop will be open all day. The day will conclude at 5 p.m. with the Litany of our Lady of Loreto at the statue of Our Lady, Queen of Peace, led by Bishop Malooly.

Participants are urged to bring their own lunches and are welcome to bring lawn chairs.

Holy Spirit is at 12 Winder Road in New Castle. For more information, call 658-1069 or go to http://www.cdow.org/annual-marian-pilgrimage-to-be-held-on-saturday-october-1st/