Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Saturday, June 29, 2024

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  • Departure Time: 5:00 am from St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Wellsboro, PA
  • Arrival at Basilica: 10:30 am
  • Rosary: 11:30 am
  • Departure for Home: 6:30 pm
  • Cost: $50/person plus lunch and supper; snacks will be provided.
  • Pick-Up Stops:
    • 5:10 am – CVS Plaza, Mansfield, PA
    • 5:20 am – Blossburg Park N Ride, Blossburg, PA
    • 6:00 am – Burger King 50 Maynard St., Williamsport, PA
  • Comfort/Breakfast Stop: McDonald’s in Dillsburg
  • Dinner Stop: Chic-fil-A in Germantown, MD
  • Daily Mass: 12:10 pm
  • Confessions: 9 am – Noon; 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Tours: 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.
  • Vigil Mass: 4:30 pm

About the Basilica: The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is a large minor Catholic basilica and national shrine in the United States in Washington, D.C., located at 400 Michigan Avenue Northeast, adjacent to Catholic University. The shrine is the largest Catholic church building in North America, and one of the largest in the world; the basilica is also the tallest habitable building in Washington, D.C. Its construction of Byzantine Revival and Romanesque Revival architecture began on September 23, 1920, with renowned contractor John McShain and was completed on December 8, 2017, with the dedication and solemn blessing of the Trinity Dome mosaic. The basilica is the national and patronal Catholic church of the United States, honoring the Immaculate Conception as Patroness, accorded by Pope Pius IX on February 7, 1847. Pope Pius XI donated a mosaic rendition of the image in 1923. The shrine has merited several papal visits. More information at https://www.nationalshrine.org/rectors-welcome/

Plenary Indulgence: “For the faithful who are able to devoutly visit the Basilica of the Nation Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on the Solemnity of the Saints Peter and Paul and who, while within this church, participate in any sacred rite or at least recite the Lord’s Prayer and the Profession of Faith may obtain a plenary indulgence under the usual conditions (sacramental confession, Eucharistic Communion, and offer a prayer for the intentions of the Holy Father) (Domus Ecclesiae, 9 November 1989)

Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Terrie Thomas at (570) 418-3881.