The third annual Walking Together Pilgrimage for Racial Justice and Reconciliation will take place Sept. 23-24 and Catholics are invited to participate.
The pilgrimage will start Sept. 23 with a pilgrims’ blessing prayer service at St. Martin de Porres Church, 3112 W. Broadway, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On Sept. 24, participants will gather at 10:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Assumption. Following an opening prayer, the pilgrims will embark on a mile-long walk to Presentation Academy, 861 S. Fourth St.
The walk will end in Presentation’s gym at noon, where pilgrims will have lunch and time for fellowship.
A keynote address by Father Manuel Williams and a presentation by Monica Kaufman Pearson will take place in the afternoon. Father Williams is director of Resurrection Catholic Missions of the South. Kaufman Pearson is a 1965 Presentation graduate and the first female and first African American to anchor the daily evening news for Atlanta’s WSB-TV. The day will conclude with Mass at 4 p.m.
There is no cost, but registration is encouraged and goodwill offerings will be accepted.
The National Black Catholic Congress provided the pilgrimage with a grant from its Daniel Rudd Fund. The pilgrimage is organized and also sponsored by the Archdiocese of Louisville’s Office of Multicultural Ministry, Presentation Academy and Modern Catholic Pilgrim.