“The Meaning of Suffering and the Joy of Self-Denial” A Lenten Day of Recollection with Father Hathaway and Father Noah

The Knights of Columbus, Fitzgerald Council 459 and the Basilica of Saint Mary Rosary Society are sponsoring a winter retreat titled “The Meaning of Suffering and the Joy of Self-Denial”

The retreat will be held at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, March 7.

Your registration fee of $15 covers lunch. You have the option of choosing a turkey, beef, or vegetable sandwich.

We will also be offering roundtrip bus transportation from the Basilica of Saint Mary for an additional $35. We will board the buses at 8:45 am and return by 4:15 pm.

Register here on Faith Direct or by calling the parish office at 703-836-4100. Online registration will close on Friday, March 6 at 3:00 pm. 

Retreat Schedule:
8:45 am — Board the buses at the Basilica of Saint Mary

9:00 am — Depart Basilica for the Saint John Paul II National Shrine

9:45 am — Arrive at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine

10:00 am — Welcome and Introduction

10:15 am — Mass in the chapel

10:45 am — First preached meditation by Father Noah Morey in the auditorium “The Meaning of Suffering”

11:45 am — Lunch in the visitors atrium (pre-ordered box lunches)

12:30 pm — Second preached meditation by Father Hathaway in the auditorium “The Joy of Self-Denial”

1:30 pm — Meditation and veneration of the Saint John Paul II relic

2:00 pm — Tour of the Saint John Paul II Museum

3:30 pm — Buses depart the Saint John Paul II National Shrine

4:15 pm — Busses arrive at the Basilica of Saint Mary

The Saint John Paul II National Shrine is located at 3900 Harewood Rd NE in Washington, D.C. There is free parking available at the shrine.

 

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