Farewell concert in the Cathedral on Saturday, March 11.


At the conclusion of Mass on Sunday, March 12, the Cathedral Choir,
Women of St. James Schola, and other pilgrims present are invited
to gather around the altar for a special blessing.

Everyone present extends a hand in blessing of our pilgrims.

All-powerful and merciful God,
you led the children of Israel on dry land,
parting the waters of the sea;
you guided the Magi to your Son by the light of a star.
Remain with your servants on this holy pilgrimage
and guide their way in accord with your will.
Shelter them with your protection by day,
give them the light of your grace by night,
and be their companion on the journey,
that they may return to us in safety,
singing of your marvelous deeds.
Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

The pilgrims follow the cross out as they set forth on their pilgrimage.