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(E,H) 32ND ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE in Washington DC
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  08/26/2002 | Religion | Unrated
(E,H) 32ND ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE in Washington DC

 

32NDANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO THE CROATIANMARIAN SHRINES OUR LADY OF BISTRICA AND OUR LADY OF PEACEIN THE NATIONAL BASILICA OF THE IMMACULATECONCEPTION IN WASHINGTON D.C.

 

SEPTEMBER 7TH& 8TH , 2002

                                                   P R O G R A M

 

Melchior Masina, M.A. Croatian Catholic Union of USA andCanada

Tel. 219 942 1191; fax 219 942 8808; E-Mail: Info@ccu-usa-can.org;

E-Mail:  mmasina@ccu-usa-can.org 

Saturday, Sept.7;               PROGRAM FOR THE CROATIAN AMERICAN YOUTH

9:00 A.M.  10:30 A.M.

1:00P.M.  6:00P.M.  

Washington Court Hotel (Official Accommodations Hotel$99.00 per room; tel. 202 628 2100; located only one block from Capitol Hill andUnion Station; 525 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.)

 

Sunday, Sept. 8:                  SOLEMN PILGRIMAGE PROCESSION AND MASS

1:30 P.M.  4:30 P.M.

Basilica of the National Shrine of the ImmaculateConception

Under the auspices of the Croatian Catholic Union of USAand Canada, this year s Croatian Marian Pilgrimage to our beautiful Chapels Our Lady of Bistrica and Our Lady of Peace inthe Basilica of the National Shrine in Washington D.C. will be a two day event. Special Symposium/Seminar will be held Saturday September 7that the Washington Court Hotel and the Main Pilgrimage with the Procession andMass will be held Sunday September 8th. Our CCU Spiritual Director Rev. Paul Maslach will be the mainConcelebrant and Leader at he Pilgrimage.  Weare happy that Rev. Jozo Grbes, the Pastor of the Croatian Parish St. Jerome inChicago, will be the moderator of the Saturday s Youth Program, who will give the meaning, the soul and the heart to thisgathering.  Contributing will bealso  Rev. Mate Bizaca, pastor ofthe Croatian Parish St. Anthony in Los Angeles, and other priests.   Participating at the Seminar/Spiritual Retreat will bea known Croatian writer and journalist, and an Activist in the Croatian Catholiclay movement,  Mr. Zoran Vukman, from Trogir, Croatia, the author of several books among which his recentbook on New Age Philosophy  andCardinal Stepinac received a very plausible acclaim.  The program will also consist of  aMusical Academy in honor of Our Lady;  Reception; Sightseeing, and Visits to the While House and to the Croatian Embassy.   

For your accommodations we have reserved the WashingtonCourt Hotel at $99.00 per room.  WashingtonCourt Hotel is located only one block from the Capitol Hill and from UnionStation, at  525 New Jersey Avenue,N.W. Washington D.C. For reservation please call tel. 202 828  2100. Please mention that you are coming for the CCU Pilgrimage to get a grouprate at $99.00.  Welcome! Dobro namDosli!

   Themain theme of Symposium and  Pilgrimagecoincides with the 

   withthe Holy Father s  Message to the catholic youth gathered at the Catholic Youth  

   Day inToronto, July 23  27, 2002:

                a)  Challenges of culture ofdeath;

b)     Leadership of the Catholic Laity;

c)     Christ the Center of our lives;

Synopsis:   Today s man in his quest for becoming an integral person can not

                   escape the most fundamental questions what this life is all about. Is the

                   predicament  of man sfinality and sense of limitation and ultimately

                   the death, the last response?

                   The young people, however,  havean insatiable thirst for knowledge,

                   limitless possibility to search for truth and an unselfish capacity to love

                   in solidarity with all human beings.            

                  The  Holy Spirit within theChurch has throughout two millennia of                

                   Christianity given us the message of Christ and the mystery of God 

                   Incarnate as the only  way, truth and life .  The way of the Cross is the

                   way of Resurrection ( crucified and taken from the stem  unto thegift,

                   unto an example to live and to die the Croatian poet Tin Ujevic). 

                  The world around us, against the Spirit of  the Gospel, offers, on one side 

                  (negative) the culture death, selfish hedonism, nihilism, drugs, etc, and  

                  onthe other side ( positive ) the  illusionof the new age

                  philosophy,  utopiannaturalism and global government.

                  The lecturers at this Croatian Youth Renewal Weekend will examine these

                  themes,  presentthe most crucial questions and challenges and offer the             

                  solutions  within the realitythat our Croatian American youth  today;

                  Christ is the focus and center of life, internally,  intimatelywithin each

                  individual,   as well asexternally in the active Apostolate in our Parish and

                  Croatian communities, in our Croatian Diaspora and in the homeland of

                  Croatia.    

2)     Speakers:

               Rev.Paul Maslach, CCU Spiritual Director;  

               Fr. Jozo Grbes, Moderator; Pastor St. Jerome Croatian Parish, Chicago;

               Don Mate Bizaca. Pastor St. Anthony Croatian Parish, Los Angeles, CA

               Special Guest speaker; Zoran Vukman, Catholic lay activist, author 

               journalist,  Split, Croatia; 

SCHEDULE:

Saturday, Sept. 7:  9:A.M.  10: 30 A.M.  MorningSession (followed by Brunch, 

                 and  visit to White House)

           1:30P.M.   - 4:00 P.M. AfternoonSession

                4: 00  P.M.  5:00 P.M.Musical Presentation  Academy in honor of Mary;

                6:00 P.M.   Reception

                8:00 P.M.  10:00 P.M. Evening tour (sightseeing) through Washington;

                Visit to the Croatian  Embassy;

Sunday s Program:

9:00 A.M.  1:00 P.M. Pilgrims arrive with buses; NewYork, New Jersey; Allentown,

                                    Steelton, Pittsburgh,  Cleveland,Chicago, Milwaukee, LA,etc;

11: 00 A.M.  2:00 P.M. Confessions in English and Croatian at the Lower Church;

1:30 P.M.   Beginning of forming of the procession;

2:00 P.M.   Procession and Rosary;

2:30 P.M.    CONCELEBRATED MASS;

                   Choirs ( New York SS. Cyril and Methodius Croatian Parish;

                               (L.A. St. Anthony Croatian Parish)

                    Homily in English and Croatian;

3:30 P.M.    Concluding Prayers and Songs in front of the Croatian Chapel

Welcome! Svi nam dobro dosli!

Melchior Masina, M.A.

National President

Croatian Catholic Union of USA and Canada

Tel. 219 942 1191; fax 219 942 8808; E-Mail: Info@ccu-usa-can.org;

E-Mail:  mmasina@ccu-usa-can.org 

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