Hundreds Expected to Make 21-Mile Walk to Mary Pilgrimage to Champion Shrine for Opening Weekend of Marian Month

Relevant Radio’s Father Rocky to Live-Stream Walk to Mary and May Crowning Masses, May 5 and 6

At the opening of the month in which Catholics worldwide celebrate the Blessed Mother, Mary, hundreds of faithful pilgrims are expected to take the “Walk to Mary” on May 5. They’ll journey together to The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, Wis, where the Blessed Virgin Mary first appeared in 1859 to Adele Brise, a young Belgian immigrant who became the first steward of the Blessed Mother’s message and mission. Walk to Mary is the first of two major weekend events that open Marian Month at Champion Shrine.

Walk to Mary is a 21-mile walking pilgrimage from the Shrine of St. Joseph at Old St. Joseph Church at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis., to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, Wis. Other shorter routes, including a two mile walking route for families and children, are available to those who wish to participate in the Walk. Registration for the day-long event closes May 4 at www.walktomary.com.

All are welcome to attend Walk to Mary, the Walk to Mary Mass with the Most Rev. David L. Ricken, Bishop of Green Bay and May Crowning Mass with Father Rocky. For those who wish to participate in the Masses remotely throughout the world, both Marian Month Masses at 5:15 p.m. (CST) on Saturday and 11 a.m. (CST) on Sunday will be streamed live on the official Father Rocky Facebook page.

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