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Parish Event Suggestions

Parishes who have hosted the Marian Pilgrimage statue participated in many activities to honor Our Mother. Here are a few examples of events your parish could host:

  • Celebrate a Holy Hour with Exposition and Benediction
  • Have “perpetual” Eucharistic Adoration for as long as you are hosting the statue
  • Pray the Rosary in the church
  • Pray the Rosary outside
  • Celebrate a votive Mass dedicated to Mary (especially on a Marian feast day)
  • Pray one of the hours from the Divine Office
  • Host a Marian concert, with hymns sung by the choir or a cantor (or both)
  • Have a mini-pilgrimage with the statue:
    • around your church campus
    • through your church neighborhood
    • through your town square or other high-traffic area
  • Give a talk or a series of talks on Marian themes, for example:
    • the Fatima apparitions
    • the five Marian doctrines
    • the benefit of a spiritual pilgrimage
    • the veneration of statues
    • Mary’s spiritual motherhood
  • Start a parish-wide consecration to Jesus through Mary, with the final day of consecration being when the statue arrives
  • Host the statue on your parish’s feast day (especially if your parish is named after Mary) and celebrate the day with a festival of food, games, and activities for families
  • Hire a professional photographer to take photos of individuals and families with the statue
  • Set up a journal by the statue where people can write their prayer intentions to Mary
  • Have a Marian art contest in your parish school, with one student from each grade winning a prize
  • Dedicate a week of instruction in your parish school to Marian teachings and themes

Processions with the Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady

Learn more about specific procession ideas your parish can take part in when you host the pilgrimage statue.

Marian Tour Flyer Template

Hosting a Marian Tour stop? Use this blank flyer template for your bulletin or to post at your parish to advertise your event.