Diocesan News

Regina Pacis Parishioners Make a Pilgrimage of Mercy

About 60 parishioners from Regina Pacis participated in a pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in Massachusetts.

Hispanic members of Regina Pacis parish, Dyker Heights, went on pilgrimage Oct. 28 to the National Divine Mercy Shrine, Stockbridge, Mass. The group is encouraging devotion to the Divine Mercy for the Hispanic community in the parish.

During their journey to the shrine, the group prayed the Rosary and the Divine Mercy chaplet.

The Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception welcomed the Brooklyn group and provided hospitality throughout the day’s schedule.

After reaching the shrine, the group made their Way of the Cross, praying for their various intentions and asking God to help the community in their various

pastoral needs.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation was held at 1 p.m. At 2 p.m., its members joined for Mass in English.

Father Francis S. Rosario, parochial vicar, who accompanied the group, concelebrated the Mass with the Marian Fathers’ Superior, Father Ron.

The Divine Mercy Shrine is located in the heart of the Berkshire Mountains. Its unique features include life-size Stations of the Cross, a Lourdes Grotto, statuary and fountains with garden layout for contemplation and prayer.

In 1996, the shrine, built in honor of the Divine Mercy and Mary Immaculate, was designated as the National Shrine by the U.S. Bishops. In 2000, St. Maria Faustina, who received from the Lord revelations about Divine Mercy was canonized on Divine Mercy Sunday and the Feast of Divine Mercy was proclaimed by St. Pope John Paul II.