Pilgrimage 2014

A Step-by-Step Guide to Walking Pilgrimages

Fr. Joel Being Catholic

This spring my parish just completed our fourth consecutive walking pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. It’s the only approved Marian apparition site in North America, and it happens to be a convenient 55 miles from my parishes. It shocked and surprised people when I first told them I wanted to walk to the shrine. Americans simply …

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The Heavenly Community of Life and Love (#429, Holy Trinity)

Fr. Joel Homilies

5 Days, 13 walkers, 58 miles — another successful walking pilgrimage! We found that forming community was hard work. Only the Holy Trinity forms community easily because God is not afraid to give. The family images the Trinity, and so does the parish. These lead us to realize that we are welcomed into the Heavenly family of God himself. Do not be afraid to give; the Father gives so much more in return.

Jesus carrying his cross and leading the martyrs

Faith is a journey toward glory (28th Sunday OT)

Benjamin Homilies

Faith is a journey from where we are, to where God wants us to be. The story of Naaman the Syrian is one example of the journey of faith. He was seeking only for a physical healing, but through his journey he found faith in the Lord God. Human life is a journey towards God, a journey towards glory, and we do not walk this journey alone but Jesus Christ walks with us.


Leave your Baggage in the Tomb (Homily for Easter 3)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS | How to SubscribeAll we need is Jesus; leave your Baggage in the Tomb (10:10) Easter, 3rd Sunday. On our pilgrimage through life, we drag all kinds of baggage around with us. But the physical “stuff” is nothing compared to the spiritual baggage that we carry around …

Ave Maria with Crown

Homily for Pentecost

Fr. Joel Homilies

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS | How to SubscribeThe Spirit moving on Pilgrimage Easter, Pentecost Sunday. Just like the wind, you cannot see the Spirit, but you can see the effects of the Spirit’s presence. We just returned from a 50-mile walking pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. …

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Pilgrimage to Good Help

Fr. Joel Being Catholic, Church meets World

Quick info on the Walking Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, June 6 – June 10 PDF Brochure Pilgrimage 2011 includes the application form Facebook Page “Pilgrimage to Good Help” Facebook Event ‘Walking Pilgrimage from Oconto to the Shrine’


Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help

Benjamin Being Catholic

Bishop David Ricken of the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin, made history on December 8th, 2010. He became the first bishop in the United States to formally approve an apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In 1859, Our Lady had appeared three times to a young Belgian farm girl at a spot north east of Green Bay. The third time, …

Called to bear witness

Benjamin God & Faith

VATICAN CITY, 6 NOV 2010 (VIS) – At 4.30 p.m. today Benedict XVI celebrated Mass for the Holy Year of Santiago de Compostela in the city’s Plaza de Obradoiro, so called because it once housed the workshops of the stonemasons who worked on the cathedral. The square was able to accommodate some 8,000 people while the rest followed the Eucharistic …