The schedule as it stands now:
6:30 a.m. Prompt departure from front parking lot of St. Bridget
8:30 Coffee, etc. in Shrine cafeteria
9:00 Guided Tour of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
10:00 Opportunity for Confession
10:30-11:30 Visit to the Dominican House of Studies. Arrangements are being explored for a spiritual tour conducted by one of the Brothers. The visit will conclude with us praying the Rosary in the Dominican Chapel.
Note: All activities on the Pilgrimage are optional. You are of course free to do as little or as much as you like. The time between 10-12 Noon is specifically set aside and can be spent by going to the nearby Shrine of Saint John Paul II ( presumably a vehicle will be available if not amenable to walking), Confession, visit to the Bookstore/Gift shop, or simply spent in private prayer or further exploring the Shrine.
12 Noon Gather at the Crypt Church for Holy Mass. Immediately following the Mass, the Stations of the Cross are prayed in the Crypt Church.
After Stations of the Cross (approximately 1:30)
Depart Shrine and head to local pub for luncheon ( drivers are treated ).
3:00 p.m. Depart for Richmond
We currently have 19 folks signed up from St. Bridget, but I only have 2 land yacht drivers enlisted (Charlie and Tony). So, probably need 1 or 2 more SUV’s to volunteer. The St. Edward group is joining us again, but they are driving themselves.