October 28, 2015
Saturday, October 31st
, Visitation of Our Lady Parish will make a “
Pilgrimage of Mercy
” to venerate the body of St. Maria Goretti at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Baton Rouge.
On July 6, 1902, St. Maria Goretti died after being stabbed by a man who was trying to rape her. She was only eleven years old. Her last words were, "I forgive Alessandro Serenelli...and I want him with me in heaven forever.” She is a great Saint of Mercy!
On Halloween, we will gather at
11 AM in front of VOL Church for a brief Blessing of Pilgrims and then depart for Baton Rouge planning to meet there around
12:30 PM. We will venerate the body of St. Maria Goretti and then gather to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Neither transportation nor lunch will be provided so please plan accordingly. Please contact Deacon Paul at the Pastoral Center if you plan on coming or if you have further questions.