May 3, 2019 5:04 pm

Sign ups are now available for our next bus trip: SPIRITUAL PILGRIMAGE TO EMMITSBURG, MD, on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.
We will visit and tour 2 sites:
1) The National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes at Mount St. Mary’s: 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. We will walk up the hill and down again, along the magnificent stone-encased copper Stations of the Cross and mosaics of the Mysteries of the Rosary. In the lovely glass chapel, we will have our own Mass, with Msgr. Lawrence presiding!
2) The Basilica of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton: We will tour the beautiful, majestic Basilica, and learn more about the life and legacy of America’s first saint. As we discover the inspirational story of Elizabeth Ann Seton, we will see what her life was like in the early 1800s by touring the two historic homes where she lived and worked.
DETAILS: We will depart church at 9:30 a.m. (PLEASE BRING BAGGED LUNCH TO EAT ON THE BUS, AND A SNACK FOR LATER IF DESIRED), and we stop for dinner at the well-rated General Pickett’s Buffet in Gettysburg, PA (on the way back at approximately 5:30 p.m). We will arrive back in Bloomsburg at approximately 9:30 p.m. Please note that this trip will have us walking a fair amount, and climbing hills. We stop only for dinner, and we will be out all day, so you will want to bring your lunch as well as your own extra provisions. Price, including bus fare, the tours, the meal, all gratuities and taxes: $50 per adult ($48 per child, ages 8-12). Please contact the office to sign up.