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Pilgrimage to EWTN & The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament
June 5, 2017 - June 14, 2017
Monday, June 5, 2017 – Optional Pre-Night
Pre-night hotel Package: Arrive at Birmingham Shuttlesworth Airport at leisure. Transfer to Hampton Inn & Suites on your own. Dinner and evening on your own. Overnight in Irondale.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 – Pre-Night Group Tours | Basic Package Arrival Day
This morning, option to attend the televised Mass at EWTN. Transfer by motor coach for the Eternal World Television Network. Celebration of Holy Mass in Our Lady of the Angels Chapel. After Mass, travel to Ave Maria Grotto, in Cullman, where a diminutive German Benedictine monk, created the 125 miniature buildings from cement, shells, and shards of colorful glass. Then, time for an independent lunch at the cafeteria before boarding your motor coach for the transfer to downtown Birmingham. Time at leisure to independently explore the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in a large interpretive museum and research center that depicts the struggles of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s. (Admission not included.) Next, transfer to the hotel to freshen up before dinner.
Basic Package Begins: Passengers who arrived today will meet the Pre- Night Package group in the lobby and transfer to St. Elias Maronite Parish for Evening Prayer with Father Mitch Pacwa, S. J. & Father Pavone. Afterwards, enjoy a festive Lebanese Welcome Dinner. Overnight in Irondale. (D)
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 – EWTN
Early morning departure for the Eternal World Television Network to attend the televised Mass. Celebration of Holy Mass in Our Lady of the Angels Chapel. Afterwards, walk to Guadalupe Hall for a light breakfast and coffee. Next, transfer to the EWTN Studio for the private tapings of two Catholic View for Women shows. Then, motor coach transfer to the Irondale Café, home of Green Fried Tomatoes fame for a hearty Southern lunch. Return to EWTN for time at leisure for Adoration, to visit the Gift Shop, or explore the grounds. Afterwards, take a tour of EWTN, founded by Mother M. Angelica on August 15, 1981. Later, book signing with Teresa, Janet, & Fr. Frank at the gift shop followed with a Rosary, Divine Of ce, and Benediction in the EWTN Chapel. Transfer to Guadalupe
Hall for a delicious catered dinner before returning to the EWTN studio to be a part of the audience for EWTN Live with Father Mitch Pacwa. Afterwards, depart for the hotel. Overnight in Irondale. (B|L|D)
Thursday, June 8, 2017 – Shrine Of The Most Blessed Sacrament
Begin your day with breakfast at the hotel before departure for the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Pray by the statue of the Mother of Sorrows where Fr. Pavone will present a brief talk. Join in prayer for the end of abortion. Next, transfer to the Castle San Miguel Conference Room for an inspirational Spiritual Talk by Fr. Frank Pavone. Afterwards, take a Shrine Tour followed by some free time to visit the El Nino Gift Store or for private time in prayer. Then, join the sisters for Divine Of ce, Rosary, and the Angelus in Main Church.Later, Mass in the Lower Crypt concelebrated by a Shrine Friar & Fr. Pavone, followed with time to pray at the tomb of Mother Angelica. Transfer to the Castle San Miguel for a light lunch. Remainder of the afternoon is available for Reconciliation and Healing Service before taking the St. John Paul II Eucharistic Center Tour. Time at leisure to visit the life-size Nativity, shop in the Gift Shop, pray at the Lourdes Grotto or the Stations of the Most Holy Eucharist before departure for dinner at Joe’s Italian Restaurant in Birmingham. Then, return to the hotel and overnight in Irondale. (B|L|D)
Friday, June 9, 2017 – Departure
Option to attend the televised Mass at the EWTN this morning. (Independent transfer—motorcoach is not available today.) Check out of the hotel for independent departures to Birmingham Shuttlesworth Airport. (B)