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2022 Shrine & Scripture Pilgrimage

JULY 22-24, 2022

Metro Washington, D.C. USA

DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 1

We leave Toronto at around 5 am en route to our home in Washington DC - Hampton Inn, 6617 Ritchie Hwy, Glen Burnie, MD 21061, USA. After checking in and freshening up, we will be having our welcome dinner at Hibachi & Sushi Supreme Buffet.

There are over 250 different items on the bar. Plus, there is the HIBACHI section where you can pick and choose to make up your own menu… then you can have it cooked on the Hibachi for you at no additional charge.

Hibachi offer Ribeye Steak, Salmon Fish, Ham, Black Pepper Shrimp, Crabmeat, Cheese, General Tso’s Chicken, Crawfish, Mussels, Cold Shrimp, Clams, Spareribs, Oysters, different selections of Sushi, large selection of Salads, Fruit & Desserts.

The buffet area at Hibachi Sushi Supreme Buffet offers Italian, American, Japanese, and sometimes even Mexican food alongside the traditional Chinese fare.

After a couple of beers and some merriment, it is recommended to have a good night’s rest gearing for an amazing day ahead.

DAY 2

Rise & Shine! It’s going to be a packed day. After partaking of your breakfast buffet, we aim to be at the Museum of the Bible by 10 AM. Located at 400 4th St SW, Washington, DC 20024, United States.

10 AM: The Museum of the Bible

The Museum of the Bible is a global, innovative, educational institution whose purpose is to invite all people to engage with the transformative power of the Bible. It boasts of 6 floors of interactive exhibits and cutting-edge technology, bringing guests an immersive, personal experience with the impact, narrative, and history of the Bible.

Whether you want to explore the Bible more deeply or are discovering it for the first time, Museum of the Bible has something for you. For those who opted for the guided tour, the tour will introduce you to the permanent galleries and their rich collection of artifacts, attractions, and highlights to better guide your experience at Museum of the Bible.

Fees:

Adult (18+ yr old) - USD $19.99

Youth (5 - 17yr old) - USD $13.99 

Child (4 and under ) - $0

At around noon, you are invited to have lunch at Manna. Located on the 6th floor, Manna offers choices ranging from hand stretched pizzas and griddled smashed burgers to cauliflower hummus and grain bowls. Along with kids’ choices you can also find an assortment of snacks and sweets. Enjoy your meal in Manna’s warm atmosphere or head outside to dine in the Biblical Garden.

3 PM: The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Concepcion

At around 2 PM, we start heading to our assigned buses on route to The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Concepcion located at 400 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20017, United States. Arriving at around 3 PM, you can visit The National Shrine shop and discover or take-home unique items to wear or to bring home.

The National Shrine is a privileged place in which a person, as a pilgrim here on earth, experiences the loving and saving presence of God. It is here that the pilgrim finds a fruitful space away from daily distractions and can gather thoughts, pray, and acquire the spiritual nourishment to re-embark upon the journey of faith with greater ardor.

The Celebration of the Eucharist is at the heart of the sacramental life of the Shrine, offering pilgrims the possibility of real transformation. The dignity of the Eucharistic celebration is therefore of prime importance, with music being an integral part of the Eucharistic celebration. That is why we intend to attend the vigil mass at 4:30 PM.

Sacred Music at the National Shrine strives to transform hearts and minds through the power and beauty of music in the Roman Catholic Liturgy. It is guided by the belief that inspired liturgy leads to a transformation, deepening and awakening one’s faith. The musicians of the Basilica strive to be agents of such transformation by creating music that is artistic, genuine, authentic, purposeful and evangelizing.

7 PM: National Mall Memorial Park or National Harbor?

At the end of the day, you have a choice to make to end the day: The National Mall Memorial Park or The National Harbor?

 

 

National Mall and Memorial Park

The long, grassy National Mall is home to iconic monuments including the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. At the eastern end is the domed U.S. Capitol, and the White House is to the north.

It's also flanked by Smithsonian museums, and its lawns and pathways are often crowded with school groups, joggers, and softball teams. Nearby, the Tidal Basin reservoir is known for its blossoming cherry trees.

Since it is still summertime, most locations have extended times of operations. What a wonderful way to end the day.

 

National Harbor

Shop. Dine. Sightseeing. The National Harbor is located at 165 Waterfront St
National Harbor, MD 20745
is situated on the banks of the historic Potomac River, just minutes from the nation’s capital. Featuring 350 acres of waterfront resort space, National Harbor is a destination unlike any other. Developed by Peterson Companies over 13 years ago, this area is home to 160 stores, 40 restaurants, an iconic Capital Wheel, and the best sunsets in the D.C. area.

The iconic Capital Wheel—a 180-ft observation wheel—offers guests unprecedented views of DC, Maryland and Virginia. Enjoy the rest of your evening!

DAY 3

So much to do, so little time. Make sure you have a hearty breakfast before we head home. We leave our hotel at 9:30 AM.

We are not done yet. At around lunch, we have our last stop at the Grove City Premium Outlet Mall. This outlet mall is western Pennsylvania’s premiere shopping destination with over 120 of the hottest brand name stores including Coach, Columbia Sportswear, Kate Spade, J. Crew, The North Face, Under Armour, Michael Kors, Nike, Vera Bradley and White House Black Market.

The open-air mall is easily accessible located just off I-79, 3 miles south of I-80 serving Pittsburgh, Youngstown and Erie shoppers. Enjoy between 25-65% off everyday retail and visitors to the area enjoy saving offered by Pennyslvania’s tax-free status on most clothing and shoes.

After lunch and some shopping, we finally are on our way home and expected to be in Toronto around 9 PM, traffic permitting.

COST / PAYMENT SCHEDULE / INSTRUCTIONS

PILGRIMAGE COST

CAD $299 per adult (18+ years old)

CAD $149 per child (under 18 years old)

This covers transportation, accommodations with breakfast for the duration of the trip.

Option 1: 100% by June 1

Option 2: 50% by June 1, 50% by July 1

Option 3: 25% by June 1, 25% by June 15, 25% by July 1, 25% by July 15

Payments are to be paid to the respective chapters and outreach treasurers. Please indicate that payment is for the pilgrimage.

GTA East - Harris Arrojo (e-transfer to arrojo_h@yahoo.ca)

GTA West - 

Durham Outreach - 

Southwest Outreach - Anabel Hoskins - Anabel.hoskins@gmail.com

BIBLE MUSEUM:

Fees:

Adult (18+ yr old) - USD $19.99

Youth (5 - 17yr old) - USD $13.99 

Child (4 and under ) - $0

Contact your PSD or
Chapter/Outreach Head to register

Chapter Head,

GTA East 

Outreach Head, Durham Outreach

Chapter Head,

GTA West

Outreach Head,

Southwest Outreach

PSD,

BCBP Canada

PSD, GTA East

PSD, Durham

Popoy Balinado

PSD, GTA West

PSD,

Southwest Outreach