Cardinal Keeler Leads Hundreds of Youths in the 13th Annual Youth and Young Adult Pilgrimage

Approximately 900 Catholic young people will join Cardinal William H. Keeler, Archbishop of Baltimore, and Auxiliary Bishops W. Francis Malooly, Mitchell T. Rozanski, and Denis J. Madden, in an annual pilgrimage through Baltimore on Saturday, April 8, to mark the start of Holy Week.

The journey will begin at 11:15 a.m. with a rally at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, 5500 York Road in Govans, where the musical group Who Do You Say I AM will perform for people gathering for the walk. Following Eucharistic adoration at 12:10, the procession will depart at 12:50 p.m. with the pilgrims carrying a 10-foot wooden cross to several prayer sites, including Loyola College and the College of Notre Dame of Maryland (for a rally, concert and dinner). The pilgrimage will depart CND at 6:30 and proceed to the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, where the traditional blessing of the palm will take place in the plaza, concluding with Mass inside the Cathedral.

The route: York Road to Coldspring Lane to Loyola College to North on Charles Street to College of Notre Dame to Cathedral of Mary Our Queen.

The full schedule for the day:

11:15 – Gathering Music and Welcome, St. Mary of the Assumption Parish Hall
12:10 – Eucharistic Adoration, St. Mary of the Assumption Church
12:50 – Pilgrimage begins, St. Mary of the Assumption Parish
1:50 – Prayer, Loyola College Quad
3:00 – Arrival at College of Notre Dame
3:25 – Rally at gym (MBK Sports Center)
4:00 – Who Do You Say I AM concert at CND’s LeClerc Hall
5:30 – Dinner at CND
6:30 – Depart for Cathedral of Mary Our Queen (candlelight procession)
7:00 – Opening Rite, Blessing of Palm, Cathedral Plaza
7:15 – Mass, Cathedral of Mary Our Queen
9:00 – Mass concludes

Sean Caine

Sean Caine is Vice Chancellor and Executive Director of Communications