Annual Lenten Mission Pilgrimage

presented by

Una Voce of Orange County

For hundreds of years, Catholics all over the world have made pilgrimages to holy places.  An expression of faith and penitence, this tradition is especially meaningful during the season of Lent, when we are reminded of Our Lord’s sufferings on behalf of the Faithful. Here in Orange County we are continuing that tradition with a pilgrimage in honor of Our Lady and Blessed Junipero Serra.  On March 4, 2018 we will walk from St. Michael’s Abbey at 19292 El Toro Road in Silverado to San Juan Capistrano Mission Serra Chapel. The Pilgrimage will begin with a Benediction at the Abbey and end with a Tridentine Latin Mass at Serra Chapel.

There are opportunities for people unable to walk to entire pilgrimage to join us for the last 1/8 mile at the park across from the San Juan Capistrano Basilica. Please see the map and schedule (scroll down) for times and exact location.

The Details

When:    Sunday, April 2, 2017 
Registration from 7 to 8:45 a.m. in the parking lot at St. Michael's Abbey. Participants are  requested to drop off passengers at the Abbey, then find legal parking in San Juan Capistrano near Serra Chapel. There will be shuttle vans to bring the drivers back to the Abbey before the Benediction at 8:45 a.m. Please look for the vans across from Serra Chapel. There will be a limited number of vans available to shuttle participants back to the Abbey at the conclusion of the Pilgrimage.

Where:    St. Michael's Abbey at 19292 El Toro Road in Silverado to San Juan Capistrano Mission Serra Chapel (see below)

                Pilgrimage Route from St, Michael's Abbey to Mission San Juan Capistrano  

Click here to download route

Click here to download schedule

What:    Annual Lenten Pilgrimage   Although there is no express indulgence granted for this Pilgrimage, there will be the opportunity to obtain a plenary indulgence under the usual conditions, as there will be priests available for confessions, praying of the Rosary, and a Mass at the conclusion of the Pilgrimage. Besides the desire to obtain the indulgence, each pilgrim should bring the following:

                            A Sturdy pair of shoes
                         A change of socks
                            Moleskin and a small pair of scissors, band-aids
                            Sunscreen and a hat
                            High energy snacks and lunch
                            A daypack or small knapsack to carry the above            

How:        Walking! There will be vans available if you are unable to complete the pilgrimage on foot, and it is OK to take the van if you need to. The prayers and devotions continue in the van.

Who:        You! This event is sponsored and organized by Una Voce of Orange County. Please contact us for more information, to register in advance either individually or by group if you like.

Cost:        This event is free. Reality being what it is, however, we ask that you consider a small donation to UVOC to help offset the costs associated with organizing this event. Each pilgrim will receive a song booklet that they may keep.

For More Information, Please Call

(562) 691-5246
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We hope to see you there!