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February 25, 2018
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DAY PILGRIMAGE TO THE CATHEDRAL BASILICA OF THE ASSUMPTION, 
AND TO THE CATHEDRAL OF ST. PETER IN CHAINS
Monday March 12 - 8:30 AM until Approx. 4:00 PM


The Group will meet and attend the 8:30 AM Mass at St. James.  Following Mass, the Group will board the bus for the trip into Covington Kentucky to visit the Basilica of the Assumption, the Cathedral of the Diocese of Covington.   Our bus will be provided by Queen City Transportation, and with only one bus, we are limited to 40 people on the trip (St. James Parishioners get first preference).  There will be a modest charge of $40 per person for the day pilgrimage.

At 10:30 AM, we will begin our guided tour of the Basilica of the Assumption in Covington.  The Basilica is providing a tour guide for us to show us, and explain all of the different symbols, and the décor to be found in the Basilica, including two magnificent pipe organs, and some of the most magnificent stained-glass windows in any church in North America.  Following the guided tour, which should last about an hour and fifteen minutes, there will be some time for private prayer, or to frequent the Basilica gift shop.  We will then board our bus again at approximately 12:25 for our drive to the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains, our Cathedral, in downtown Cincinnati.

Upon our arrival at the St. Peter in Chains, we will enjoy a boxed lunch in the Cathedral Undercroft, followed by a guided tour of the Cathedral by a guide provided for us.  After the guided tour portion of our time at the St. Peter in Chains, there again will be some time for private prayer, or to look around the Cathedral on our own before boarding the bus to return to St. James by 4 PM. 


If you are interested in going on this Day Pilgrimage to our local area Cathedrals, please send your sign-up information to the parish office with your $40 for the trip (make checks payable to St. James).  The charge covers the cost of the bus, the boxed lunch, and the tour fees at the Cathedrals.   We cannot accommodate more than 40 people, and slots for the trip are first come first served with St. James Parishioners getting first preference.  Click below for the Sign-Up Sheet.

Cathedral Tour Sign-up Sheet