Parish Pilgrimage to Philadelphia

To celebrate Pope Francis’ last stop on his USA tour, a group of fifty-two (52) pilgrims from Our Lady of Mercy Church, of Winston-Salem, NC bused up to Philadelphia by coach on September 26-28, 2015. According to Our Lady of the Angels Province Friars, Fr. Carl Zdancewicz, OFM Conv., pastor of Our Lady of Mercy Church and Our Lady of Fatima Mission, “It was a spectacular and very spiritual event all in one. It still is difficult to imagine about one million people praying together and celebrating the Mass. There were plenty of things to endure, like security and the subway ride back to our buses, but all of our group were simply overjoyed to be there in Philly with Pope Francis.”


Friar Carl’s view of the Holy Father on the move.