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Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help to host pilgrimage for Feast of the Assumption

A press release posted to the Green Bay Diocese website:

GREEN BAY, Wis. (Aug. 11, 2011) -- Historically the shrine’s most well-attended event, this year’s Mass and rosary procession for the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is expected to have record attendance.

The special outdoor Mass and rosary procession (a form of meditative prayer) will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, which is northeast of Green Bay. Bishop David Ricken will be the celebrant.

Participants are asked to bring their own lawn chairs, and to arrive early.

Ancient feast in Church
The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary commemorates the taking into heaven of Mary’s soul and body at the end of her life on earth. The feast is one of the oldest and most solemn Marian feasts, and dates back to at least the seventh century when its celebration was already established in Jerusalem and Rome. Catholics revere Mary because she is the mother of Jesus Christ.

The chapel is located one mile east of Champion. For directions or more information, visit http://www.shrineofourladyofgoodhelp.com/ or call the Shrine directly at (920) 866-2571.

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The Catholic Diocese of Green Bay works to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ by helping people in need and by providing academic, leadership and spiritual formation opportunities to parish and school leaders. Established in 1868, the Diocese is composed of 345,000 Catholics in 16 counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Langlade, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara and Winnebago.

Contact
Deacon Ray DuBois
Director of Communications
Phone: 920-272-8213
E-mail: rdubois@gbdioc.org

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