Pilgrimage to Vincennes

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Old Cathedral at VincennesIn celebration of the 175th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein is leading a second pilgrimage for adults to Vincennes, Ind., on Sept. 12.

This historic city was the original location of the cathedral and home of Servant of God Simon Bruté, the first bishop of the Diocese of Vincennes, which became the Diocese of Indianapolis and, later, the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

In Vincennes, pilgrims will tour St. Francis Xavier Cathedral (the diocese’s original cathedral), visit the crypt church, venerate the remains of Bishop Bruté, celebrate Mass and enjoy lunch.

Archbishop Buechlein said he hopes that this pilgrimage will be an opportunity for prayer, conversion and a deeper understanding of the origins of our Catholic heritage in Indiana.

The pilrims will depart from the Archbishop Edward T. O’Meara Catholic Center, 1400 N. Meridian St., in Indianapolis promptly at 8 a.m.

Upon arrival in Vincennes, Mass will be celebrated in the cathedral at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at a nearby restaurant.

After lunch, there will be a tour of the cathedral library and museum. The group will return to Indianapolis between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

The cost is $59 per person and includes deluxe motor coach transportation, continental breakfast, lunch and fees.

The trip will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

You may also register by calling Carolyn Noone, associate director of special events for the archdiocese, at 317-236-1428 or 800-382-9836, ext. 1428. †


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