The Walk to Mary will begin its annual pilgrimage from the Shrine of St. Joseph at Old St. Joseph Church at St. Norbert College in De Pere to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion on May 5. Registration is open. More than 1,000 pilgrims have made the journey annually since the inception of Walk of Mary. The number is expected to double in 2018 with the participation and promotion of the event by Father Francis Hoffman, known as “Father Rocky” on Relevant Radio.
As part of its opening weekend of Marian Month, the Most Reverend David L. Ricken, Bishop of Green Bay, will celebrate Mass after Walk to Mary at 5:15 pm, May 5 at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. On May 6 at 11 am, Father Rocky will serve as principal celebrant at Mass with traditional May Crowning ceremony at the Shrine.
To register, visit walktomary.com. Shorter walking routes are available for the journey, and lunch is provided at Holy Cross Parish in Green Bay.