In the Spirit of Prayer & Penance, the 38th Annual Penitential Walking Pilgrimage was organized by the Legion of Mary of our parish on Saturday, March 10, 2018. The Penitential walk began from the Church at 10.00 pm with opening prayer by the Parish Priest, Fr Constancio Naronha… Around 1200 pilgrims from different parishes of Mumbai joined us and engaged themselves in singing hymns & praying the Rosary along the way. A decorative float of our Blessed Mother led the procession to Mount Mary Basilica with halts at various churches to pray the Stations of the Cross. We appreciate the support of the Parish Priests of all the church halts (St.Blase –Amboli, O.L. of Valenkani -Irla, Sacred Heart church – Santacruz, St Threasa – Bandra & St. Andrew – Bandra) along the way as they allowed us to have the Stations of the Cross in their respective churches. We concluded this peaceful & prayerful pilgrimage at Mount Mary Basilica with the Holy Eucharist celebrated by Bishop John Rodrigues & concelebrated by Fr. Constancio Naronha at 5.30 am. The Mass was specially offered for the intentions of all pilgrims. We thank the Rector Bishop John Rodrigues for his whole hearted support. A team of dedicated & responsible volunteers from different parishes came together & worked tirelessly to ensure the safety of all the pilgrims & helping out in all other arrangements . We thank all our sponsors, donors, well-wishers and all pilgrims for their support towards the success of this Walking Pilgrimage. May Mary, our Mother always intercede for you & bless you and your families.
- Natasha Netto (President)
Legion of Mary.