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 Pilgrimage to The National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes

national-shrine-grotto (1).jpg Register NowVisit the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes and the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmit​sburg, Md, Thursday, August 4 alongside Bishop Edward Malesic.

The National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, a Catholic shrine devoted to Our Blessed Mother Mary, is a place of worship, pilgrimage, evangelization and reconciliation.

This beautiful mountain shrine features one of the oldest American replicas of the Lourdes shrine in France, built about two decades after the apparition of Mary at Lourdes in 1858, and attracts hundreds of thousands of pilgrims each year from all over the world. It offers the occasion for a deepening conversion, a step forward in the journey to God, with Mary as the model for that journey.
Pilgrimage includes: ​​​​​
  • ​Deluxe motor coach transportation, boxed lunch, and snacks. Dinner cost not included.​​
  • Mass (Bishop Malesic - presider/homilist) 
  • Rosary, reconciliation, adoration, Divine Mercy Chaplet, and much more. national-shrine-grotto-of-lourdes-905793.jpg
Cost: $59 - Space is limited!​
For details or to register, call Father William Lechnar, diocesan director of pilgrimages at 724-837-0901, ext. 1249.


Make checks payable to: Diocese of Greensburg
Mail to: 725 E. Pittsburgh Street
            Greensburg, PA​ 15601​
​            c/o Jackie Mignogna​

REGISTER ONLINE. Registration deadline has been extended to July 27.​​​gister Now



​Time​Schedule Details​Additional Notes
​5:30 a.m.​Gathering and Light Refreshments​Bishop Connare Center
​6:00 a.m.​Departure​From Bishop Connare Center
​TBD​1/2 Rest Stop​Location to be determined
​9:45 a.m.​Arrival​Mount St. Mary's
​10:00 a.m.​Welcome​St. Mary's Chapel on the Hill
​10:15 to 11:30 a.m.​Sacrament of Reconciliation​Chapel
​11:30 a.m.​Holy Rosary​Grotto (weather permitting)
​12:00 p.m.​Mass

​Grotto (weather permitting)
Bishop Malesic, main celebrant and homilist
Priest from the dioceses of Greensburg and Harrisburg will serve as concelebrants

​1:15 p.m.​Lunch​Boxed lunch provided
​2:15 to 2:45 p.m.​Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Prayer of Consecration​Grotto (weather permitting)
​3:00 to 4:00 p.m.​Holy Hour with Chaplet of Divine Mercy​Chapel
Homilist: Bishop Malesic
The day concludes with holy hour.
​4:15 p.m.​Depart Mount St. Mary's
​4:30 to 6:00 p.m.​St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Shrine
​6:15 p.m.​Depart Emmitsburg
​TBD​1 1/2 hour dinner stop​Food on your own
​11:00 p.m.​Arrive Bishop Connare Center

Itinerary is subject to change.