Several local pilgrimages during the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy are planned
— A pilgrimage is being organized to the Mass for the canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta Sept. 1-9 with Father Benjamin Roberts, pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Monroe. The pilgrimage will also tour Rome, Assisi, Tuscany, Florence and Venice. The trip costs $3,900 and is all-inclusive with airfare. To register, call 855-842-8001 or 508-340-9370. Online registration can be done through www.proximotravel.com. Reference Father Roberts at registration.
— A Year of Mercy Pilgrimage to Poland Oct. 30-Nov. 6 will be led by Father Christopher Roux, rector and pastor of St. Patrick Cathedral in Charlotte. Walk in the footsteps of the Saints of Mercy St. John Paul II and St. Faustina, view the miraculous image of Our Lady of Czestochowa, and more. Pricing starts at $3,699 for reservations received by March 11. Call Corporate Travel at 1-800-727-1999, ext. 121 or 150, or go to www.ctscentral.net.
— Rachel McKimmon, intern