Fall Pilgrimage at Our Lady of Sorrows Shrine in Starkenburg

OurLadyofSorrowsThe Historic Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows Shrine at Starkenburg will host its annual Fall Pilgrimage on Sunday, September 10, 2017.

The special day will begin at 10 a.m. with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. The Pilgrims will then carry a statue of Seven Delores, an image that has been at the Shrine since 1895, in a rosary procession through the Shrine grounds, stopping at each of the outdoor Stations of the Cross.

A traditional German meal of fried chicken, roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, slaw, and dessert will be served by members of the Church of the Risen Savior from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The meal will be served in Valentine Hall, which is handicapped accessible and air-conditioned. The public is welcome to attend the meal, even if not participating in the Pilgrimage.

“We look forward to welcoming pilgrims from all over Missouri to our Fall Pilgrimage and the 100th Anniversary of the Apparitions Our Lady of Fatima,” said Msgr. Higley. “All are invited to spend a refreshing, prayerful day in the pastoral environs of this beautiful shrine.” Rev Msgr. Greg Higley, pastor of Church of the Risen Savior.

Following the meal, the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be heard. The day will conclude with Benediction at 1 p.m. and Mass at the Outdoor Altar at 2 p.m.

Religious articles will be available for sale and will be blessed in the afternoon.

The Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows is located in Montgomery County, just 2 miles north of the Katy Trail, on Highway P. Directions to the Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows:

From Jefferson City: take Highway 94 to Highway P. Turn left, go 2 miles. Starkenburg is on the left.

From Hermann: take Highway 19 North to Highway 94 West. Go through Rhineland, and continue to Highway P. Turn right on to Highway P Starkenburg is on your left.

From I-70: take the New Florence/Hermann Exit and go South on Highway 19. In Big Spring, turn right onto Highway K. Turn left onto Highway P at Americus. Go approximately 5 miles, Starkenburg is on your right.

The Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows is handicapped accessible. The Shrine and St. Martin’s Church Museum are open daily for visitors. For more information about the history and other events at the Shrine, visit www.historicshrine.com or www.ValentineHall.org. You may also contact the parish office at 573-236-4390.