Catholic Diocese of Wilmington Marian Pilgrimage with Bishop William Koenig at the
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C.
September 25, 2021, 10AM-4PM
- 10AM: Arrival at Basilica Shrine
- 10:15AM: Opening Prayer
- 10:30AM-12:30PM: Pilgrims may tour Basilica & grounds independently or be guided by docents; visit the nearby Pope St. John Paul II Shrine & visit nearby Caldwell Chapel where Venerable Fulton J. Sheen used to pray the Mass when he taught at the Catholic University of America. Pilgrims may also find religious items and books in the Basilica’s two shops.
- 12:30-1:15PM: Lunch-Eat in on-site cafeteria; brown bag lunches may be eaten on the grounds outside the Basilica Shrine
- 1:30-2:30PM: Holy Hour & Confessions
- 2:30PM: Bishop Koenig leads Benediction & Reposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament
- 3-4PM-Mass in the Crypt Church: The Blessed Virgin Mary, Pillar of Faith.
- Before the final blessing, Bishop Koenig will bless religious articles bought by pilgrims and re-consecrate the Diocese of Wilmington to the Immaculate Heart of Mary