Diocesan Pilgrimage, are you going?

Are you interested in attending? PLEASE NOTE THE CAFETERIA AT THE BASILLICA IS CLOSED. You must bring your own lunch or you may order a lunch from the diocese using the link below.

Please complete the form below so we can determine the level of interest from our parish. We are not taking a parish bus, everyone travels there on their own. Would you like to place a lunch order through our parish group? Let us help make this day as enriching and fruitful as possible!

Bishop Michael Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington, invites you to join him to mark this “Year of St. Joseph” at the diocesan Marian pilgrimage to the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, October 30.

The theme for this year’s pilgrimage is “St. Joseph, Guardian of the Body of Christ,” as we prayerfully gather as one diocesan family within the Shrine devoted to his wife and our Mother.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend this free event! Many parishes are organizing groups to attend together, so contact your parish office for more information. Individual pilgrims and families are welcomed to participate on their own and there is no registration required to attend.

The Shrine requires masks, please bring one with you.


9:00 a.m.     Opening Music

9:30 a.m.     Arrival and Reception of Pilgrims

9:35 a.m.     Welcome Remarks, Rosary – led by Bishop Burbidge

10:00 a.m.   Family “Seek & Find” activity, Confessions begin

10:30 a.m.   Holy Hour including Spiritual Reflection – led by Fr. Jack Riley 

11:30 a.m.   Young Adult Talk – led by Fr. Joe Rampino        

Noon            Lunch (bring your own)

1:00 p.m.     Eucharistic Reflection by Fr. Stephen Vaccaro

1:30 p.m.     Mass (Bishop Burbidge main celebrant and homilist) 

2:30 p.m.     Blessing of Articles