Veteran pilgrims are hereby asked, please, to bring their prayer books of years gone by to step-off this Friday morning!
The Directorate has on hand only several dozen of the Pilgrims’ Handbooks that are usually given to all pilgrims at check-in. But since there are well over 200 registrants this year, there are not enough to go around.
For that reason, first-time/newcomer pilgrims will receive the prayer booklets first. If any remain thereafter, a veteran pilgrim will be given one as well, until the stock is depleted. That is to say, unless the remaining stock is already depleted on the newcomers.
So, if you have one, do bring back the prayer book that you used on a previous pilgrimage.
The prayer booklets contain many hymns, songs, and prayers prayed along the way, including the Latin & English texts of holy Mass.
Please bring yours back!