St. Joseph’s Parish, Mission invites you to the historic Fraser River Heritage Park to celebrate the Holy Eucharist in honour of Our Lady at 1:00 PM. The main celebrant will be the Very Rev. Fr. Gary Franken, Vicar General, Archdiocese of Vancouver. Confessions will be heard on-site starting at 10:00 AM. After the Mass, there will be a procession to the Grotto where the Rosary will be prayed, followed by the Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. The event will conclude with a picnic and fellowship. Please bring your picnic baskets and chairs. Do not use charcoal briquettes, only propane can be used as per order of the Mission Parks Board. For bus service information, please contact 604.329.8710 or 604.940.6711, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year marks the 35th anniversary of the revival of the Pilgrimage. Thanks to Fr. John Tritschler, the pilgrimage was revived on August 15, 1987. Mass was celebrated at St. Joseph’s Parish in Mission and some 400 people walked towards the Grotto. The pilgrimage evolved and grew over the years to become the largest outdoor Archdiocesan event. Join us as we celebrate 35 years of giving powerful testimony to our love of Mary and her son, Jesus.
For bus service information regarding cost, reservations, and departure times, please contact the bus coordinator in your local parish.
You can also contact 604.329.8710 or 604.940.6711, or email: email@example.com.
Registration is FREE for everyone wanting to join the pilgrimage event. By RSVPing, you are helping the organizers plan for a smoother event, parking, etc.
Please bring your picnic baskets and chairs. Do not use charcoal briquettes, only propane can be used as per order of the Mission Parks Board.
Yes, Oh My Gado food truck has confirmed to be at the event. Within the park, Blackberry Kitchen restaurant is a great option too (check opening hours).
Kindly put away your garbage and take home your recycling for disposal. This keeps our parks clean and our nature – garbage free. Thank you.
Yes, you can send your donation through Interac eTransfer. Click here to donate.
St. Joseph’s Parish, Mission BC—604.425.0392
Aquinas Institute, Vancouver, BC—604.329.8635 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support the upkeep of the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes in Mission. All donations go directly to the maintenance and security of the shrine.
How to send your donations through e-Transfer
1. Log into your online banking app and select the account.
2. Add the recipient’s email: email@example.com
3. Enter the amount, and indicate your Email Address in the message box (for tax receipt)
Note: All e-Transfers go through the Grotto’s officer, J. Ethier. Donations of $20.00 or more will get a donation receipt emailed from St. Joseph’s Parish, Mission, BC.