Fr. Rale Pilgrimage Saturday, 3 August 2019, Westbrook, ME

We discussed last year’s Fr. Rale Pilgrimage here.

Well, it’s that time again, and the Pilgrimage will be Saturday, August 3rd, from 10AM to 1PM.

Gather at 10AM at St. Sebastian Church, 161 Main Street, Madison, ME 04950 (part of Christ the King Parish).

Details follow:

“… the Fr. Rale pilgrimage will be happening again this year on Saturday August 3rd from 10 AM to 1 PM in Madison, Maine. As in previous years, we'll begin with a Holy Hour, including exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, time for prayer and reflections on Fr. Rale's life. We'll be praying especially this year for priests in Maine. Confessions will also be available. The Holy Hour will be at St. Sebastian Church in Madison. After that, we'll drive five minutes down the road to the site of Fr. Rale's mission and do a procession to the place where he was killed and is believed to be buried. The procession involves about a half mile worth of walking…”

The primary organizer of this event is Joseph Moreshead, a Diocesan seminarian whose bio is here. He adds this:

“ … If you're interested in coming, it would be great to have you. We're always in need of altar servers for the procession or the holy hour. Just shoot me an email ( if you think might be interested in serving. We're also in need of readers, so let me know if you might be willing to do a reading. Also, please spread the word! I'm organizing this from Nebraska this year (but will be back for the pilgrimage), so it's harder for me to promote this year than in years past..

If I get any more information on this I will surely pass it along!

Curate, ut valeatis!

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