July 31, 2009

Archdiocese to sponsor pilgrimages to Cincinnati and Vincennes

Msgr. Joseph F. Schaedel, vicar general, will lead an Aug. 27 pilgrimage to visit the “Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America” exhibit in Cincinnati.

The traveling exhibition is a project of The Leadership Conference of Women Religious. It tells the story of the religious sisters who have shaped the nation’s health care, educational and social justice institutions since arriving in America nearly 300 years ago.

During the pilgrimage, Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington, Ky. After the Mass, the pilgrims will have lunch at America’s first authentic Hofbräuhouse in Newport, Ky.

The cost is $59 per person for lay people and $49 per person for vowed religious. The pilgrimage fee includes deluxe motor coach transportation, continental breakfast, lunch and fees.

Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein will lead a pilgrimage on Sept. 12 to Vincennes, Ind., the home of the archdiocese’s first cathedral and 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.

Pilgrims will tour St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, the diocese’s original cathedral, and visit the crypt church to venerate the remains of Bishop Bruté. They will also celebrate Mass and enjoy a meal.

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

The one-day pilgrimages will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information or to register for either pilgrimage, log on to www.archindy.org. Click on the 175th anniversary link then choose the link for the Cincinnati pilgrimage or Vincennes pilgrimage then on “adult” to register.

People 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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