Sacred Heart to host pilgrimages - Catholic Courier

Sacred Heart to host pilgrimages

Catholics throughout the Diocese of Rochester are invited to make a “pilgrimage” to the newly renovated Sacred Heart Cathedral this spring.

The pilgrimages, which are sponsored by the diocesan Office of Evangelization and Catechesis, will include a tour, a holiness hunt and a prayer service with Bishop Matthew H. Clark.

Families and individuals from parishes in Monroe County and the Genesee Valley region attended celebrations on April 10 or April 24. Those from the Southern Tier are invited to travel to the cathedral May 15, and those from the Finger Lakes region are invited to make the trip to the cathedral on May 22.

Each pilgrimage will begin at 2 p.m. with a tour for adults and a holiness hunt for children. The goal of the holiness hunt, which is similar to a scavenger hunt, is to introduce children to the cathedral in an interactive way. Through the hunt, children will find and learn about various parts of the cathedral, including the ambo, cathedra, tabernacle and statues.

Families attending the pilgrimages are encouraged to bring a small vessel of water from their home or their parish’s baptismal font. The water will be used in the prayer service, which will begin at 3 p.m.

Preregistration is not required. For more information, contact Sister Karen Dietz, diocesan coordinator of sacramental catechesis, at 585/328-3228, ext. 1295.

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