Pilgrimage is a journey, it is going outside your comfort zone, it involves prayer, relying on God, and very often walking. Pilgrimage can be taken on alone but is better done with others. Pilgrimage has been an important Christian spiritual practice right back to the beginning, and it is part of the tradition here at St. Cross. We meet God in worship, in Communion, in prayer but also in the journey.
This weekend the 8th and 9th grade Sunday school class, called Journey to Adulthood, their youth leaders, and I will be away on our mini-pilgrimage to Palm Springs. We will be deepening our relationship with God and with each other, walking, praying, and planning for their big pilgrimage next year.
In a couple weeks, on February 17, Rev. Rachel, Rev. Will, and I will be participating in a day-long pilgrimage with people from all around the diocese. We hope that you will consider joining us! (see details below in the newsletter, or click here to read all about it). We will be remembering the Way of the Cross, as well as the struggle of immigrants in our communities today. We will stop at several churches to pray along the way, and end with a mile walk along the beach in San Diego, and eucharist at the Border wall, done simultaneously with a delegation from Mexico on the other side.
If you can't join us in person, we hope that you will join us in prayer!