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Saturday, august 25, 2018

The National Mall and Saint John Paul II National Shrine

9:00 A.M.

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. 

12:30 P.M.


  • 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.

Keynote Address

  • 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

  • TBA

6:30 P.M.