This year I was planning on taking a coach to the National Pilgrimage at Walsingham. Sadly, that plan has had to be put on hold as we pray for the end of this virus and the impact it is having on our lives. However, the amazing people at Walsingham were not going to let the bank holiday pass without offering us an opportunity to pray together – albeit in a slight different way.
From the Walsingham Shrine website:
The National is always a great day of celebration at the Shrine and this year’s National Pilgrimage at Home will be no exception. While we are unable to come together and celebrate in person on 25 May, we have moved into digital realms and will be streaming Sung Mass live from the Shrine Church. The National Pilgrimage homily by The Revd Tim Pike, CMP will follow as a special broadcast. We warmly invite you to join us to celebrate this special day from your homes.
During the day services will be streamed live from Walsingham for us all to enjoy. The timetable looks like this:
- 11.45am – Live stream starts
- 11.55am – Fr Kevin Smith, Priest Administrator, greets pilgrims from the Holy House (live)
- 12 noon – Sung Mass starts in the Nave (live). The theme for the season is Mary, Queen of All Creation.
- 12.50pm – Homily by The Revd Tim Pike, CMP
- 6pm – Shrine Prayers live from the Holy House (live)
I’ll be posting reminders throughout the day on the WhatsApp Group – if you’re not a member of that sign up now.
Do try to join in with the virtual pilgrimage. Create a little space in your day to call on Our Mother to help us find Her Son.