11th Flatrock Penitential Pilgrimage 2013


This 11th pilgrimage dedicated to the persecuted Christians in the Middle East



Saturday, September 6th, 2014

10:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.


The schedule below may look "busy," but the day won't actually do you in.

You have about 2.5 hours of "penance," the busy part of the day - walking, praying and singing, from our Departure until Arrival at the Grotto. This can be physically tiring.

But then you actually get an hour-and-a-half  break :

From 1 p.m. until Mass at 2:30 is quiet, 'personal' time to rest, or pray your preferred devotion. Your choice. No "officially" scheduled activities (besides Confessions). You're on your own, to do as you please.

From Mass through Benediction you have a pew to sit in and kneelers to kneel on. Not physically arduous. But 90 minutes of concentrated prayer can be mentally tiring ... for those not used to it.

One thing we guarantee ... you'll sleep well Saturday night!


 10:15 a.m. Assemble & Register
 11:00 a.m. Angelus, Opening Prayer, hymn Faith of Our Fathers, Blessing & Departure

 approx. 11:20

Arrive at 1st Station - Jesus

Litany of the Sacred Heart; 1st Penitential Reflection; hymn O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine

 approx. 11:55

Arrive at 2nd Station - Mary

Litany of Loreto; 2nd Penitential Reflection; hymn Immaculate Mary

 approx. 12:20

Arrive at 3rd Station - Joseph

Indulgenced Prayer to St. Joseph; Litany of St. Joseph; 3rd Penitential Reflection; hymn Hail, Holy Joseph, Hail

Last stage of the pilgrimage to the Shrine is traditionally done in silence

 1:00 p.m.

Arrive at Grotto ( assemble in front of Shrine )

Litany of the Saints; hymn Salve Regina; group photo

 Tea, coffee & snacks

 1:30 p.m.

Confessions until Mass

During this hour pilgrims may conduct, on their own, devotions such as the Stations of the Cross, the Rosary or the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, either in the Church or outdoors.

 2:30 p.m.

Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

(This Mass does not fulfil the Sunday obligation.)

There will be an offertory collection to support the parish's facilities.

 3:30 p.m.

Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament







 Eternal Priest 

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