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XXXV Lourdes Pilgrimage 2020 April 28th– May 5th “Jesus, I Trust In You”
Tuesday, April 28: Day 1
Welcome by the Pilgrimage Chairs: Cathy Besgen, DMOb, and Bill Besgen, KMOb President’s Opening Remarks: H.E. Peter J. Kelly, MD, GCM Opening Reflection by Msgr. Frank Caldwell, ChM Rosary – Sorrowful Mysteries: Kathy Gantz, DM, and Greg Gantz, KM
Wednesday, April 29: Day 2
Welcome and Daily Prayer: Ken Craig, KM Reflection by Fr. Peter Le Jacq, MD, MM, ChD Rosary – Glorious Mysteries: Donna O’Brien, DM, and Tom O’Brien, KM
Thursday, April 30: Day 3
Welcome and Daily Prayer: Cece Donoghue, DM Reflection byRev. Msgr. Robert Ritchie, GCChC Rosary – Luminous Mysteries: Debbie Brunel, DM, and Jean Brunel, KMOb
Friday, May 1: Day 4
Welcome and Daily Prayer: Ed Delaney, KM Prayer Service of Reconciliation: Fr. David Caron, ChM
Saturday, May 2: Day 5
Welcome and Daily Prayer: Charlotte Williams, DM Tri-Association Mass Live from the Grotto in Lourdes
Sunday, May 3: Day 6
Welcome and Daily Prayer: Mitch Mitchell, KM Adoration Reflection: Rev. Msgr. Dennis Sheehan, ChC Adoration and Blessing of the Sick (Benediction): Fr. Bill Platt, CHM
Monday, May 4: Day 7
Welcome and Daily Prayer: Liz Tamarkin, DM Stations of the Cross: Fr. Joseph Cavoto, OFM, ChM
Tuesday, May 5: Day 8
Welcome and Daily Prayer: Kim Gillespie, DM Closing Reflection: H.E. Timothy Cardinal Dolan, BGCHD President’s Closing Remarks: H.E. Peter J. Kelly, MD, GCM Closing by the Pilgrimage Chairs: Cathy Besgen, DMOb, and Bill Besgen, KMOb Sing-a-long: Pilgrimage Team Captains