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Smyrna Catholic Leaders to Participate in Good Friday Pilgrimage

Archdiocese of Atlanta's Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory will lead the opening prayer and carry the cross from the first station to the second at the 33rd Annual Good Friday Pilgrimage.

Smyrna Catholic leaders will be participating in the the 33rd Annual Good Friday Pilgrimage.

Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta in Smyrna will offer the opening prayer and carry the cross from the first station to the second at the pilgrimage this Friday. Bishop Robert C. Wright of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta will offer a reflection on Jesus taking up His cross and call to work towards abolishing unjust laws and policies at the second station.

The pilgrimage will begin at 9 a.m. at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church located at 48 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive SW, in downtown Atlanta and conclude at approximately 12:30 pm at the King Center located at 413 Auburn Ave.

There will be a short break after the seventh station at the Loudermilk Center. At the conclusion of the event, there will be transportation from the King Center area back to the starting point. Participants are encouraged to carpool or use public transportation as parking is limited. The two-mile route is considered wheel chair accessible, but not all of the sidewalks along the route are smooth or wide.

“We are very excited to host this annual event,” said Kat Doyle, Director of Justice & Peace Ministries at the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta. “It is a unique opportunity to bring together people of all faith traditions and increase the awareness of the social justice issues that exist in our world today, while together we pray for understanding and seek change.”

For more information, contact Kat Doyle: kdoyle@archatl.com.

Editor's Note: This was contributed by the Archdiocese of Atlanta.

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