Bishops and Speakers
Saturday, august 25, 2018
The National Mall and Saint John Paul II National Shrine
Opening Prayer and Address at the Lincoln Memorial
- Opening address by bishop (TBA).
9:20 - 11:00 A.M.
Procession along the National Mall
- Preregistered groups carry the Cross to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Washington Monument, and Smithsonian Castle.
- Prayers and a brief address offered at each stop.
- The morning procession concludes at Smithsonian Castle.
11:00 A.M. - 12:15 P.M.
Travel to the Saint John Paul II National Shrine
- The Cross travels to the Saint John Paul II National Shrine, followed by a brief reception and prayer.
- All those attending are responsible for their own transportation from the National Mall to the Shrine.
- Shuttle bus service will be operating between Noma-Gallaudet Metro Station and the Shrine.
- Boxed lunch distributed at the Shrine.
- Lunch must be purchased beforehand with registration.
1:00 P.M. - 3:35 P.M.
Featured Activities at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine
- Activities include veneration of the Cross, adoration, music, and prayer before the Saint John Paul II relic, exhibit tours, panel discussions, sacred art expo, and much more!
3:35 P.M. - 4:35 P.M.
- By nationally acclaimed speaker (TBA)
4:35 P.M - 5:15 P.M.
Procession to the National Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
5:15 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.
Sunday Mass at the Basilica
- With special guest celebrant and homilist (TBA)
Optional After Hours Activities