Our Lady of Czestochowa Global Pilgrimage May 5th to 6th, 2014

The icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa has a fascinating history of its own. Tradition holds that St. Luke the Evangelist himself “wrote” the icon of what has now become known as “Our Lady of Czestochowa” on a cypress table in the home of the Holy Family. The Icon was damaged by anti-Catholic, Hussite raiders in 1430 who slashed it and attempted to burn her, so much so that today she is referred to as the “Black Madonna.” In a sense, she is a symbol of Poland herself, scarred but persevering in faith.  She has been credited with numerous miracles and healings – both of a spiritual and physical nature. A beautiful copy of this Icon has been blessed and consecrated at the monastery of Jasna Gora in Poland, where the original is kept, and entrusted to the defense of life and family. Now, after traveling 40,000 miles from Vladivostok in Russia through 24 countries in Europe and Canada, Our Lady will be visiting  St. Aloysius Church Peewee Valley  and  St. Martin of Tours Church on Her global pilgrimage. Please join us as we welcome Our Lady of Czestochowa to our local parishes and ask for Her protection of life and family as well as personal petitions.

You can visithttp://www.hli.org/hli_campaigns/ocean-ocean-pilgrimagefor more information on this pilgrimage. Fr. Peter West, vice president of HLI for Missions, is the custodian of the icon during the pilgrimage to the United States. He participated in the ceremony of dedication and application of the icon to the original, which began the first stage of the pilgrimage “From Ocean to Ocean”.

St. Aloysius Pewee Valley Kentucky – May 5 – 6, 2014

Please join us as we welcome Our Lady of Czestochowa to St. Aloysius Pewee Valley and ask for Her protection of life and family as well as personal petitions.

Parish Address:212 Mt. Mercy Drive, Peewee Valley, KY   
Website: www.staloysiuspwv.org
Contacts:  Jadwiga Andres (502) 243-4764   jadwigaa7@gmail.com
and Jola Gates (502) 222-7774   jwkpg@bellsouth.net

Monday, May 5th

8:15 a.m.  Welcoming Ceremony followed by Holy Mass in the Church

9:30-11:00 a.m.      Confessions

12:00 noon  Regina Coeli followed by Rosary and Litany in Response to Abortion

2:00 p.m. Student and Children May Procession to Our Lady, followed by Rosary

3:30 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet

5-6:00 p.m.  Confessions

6:00 p.m.  Regina Coeli followed by International Rosary

7:00 p.m.  Holy Mass followed by May Procession with the Icon of Our Lady to St. Aloysius Chapel for Overnight Adoration in the Chapel

Tuesday, May 6th

8:15 a.m.  Holy Mass in the Chapel, followed by the Farewell Ceremony

 If you wish, please bring flowers to place by the Icon of Our Lady and flowers or flower petals for the May Procession from the Church to the Chapel after Mass on Monday evening.

Our Lady’s Schedule at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church  –  May 6  – 7,  2014

We invite you to journey with The Black Madonna to facilities that defend life and family.  Following on the heels of the 40 Days for Life campaign at our local abortion clinic, we will take Our Lady to peacefully pray that She will melt hearts and help close the facility.

Tuesday, May 6th

10:10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.  Little Sisters of the Poor/St. Joseph Home for the Aged  15 Audubon Plaza   

11:15 a.m.-1:45 a.m.  St. Martin of Tours  639 South Shelby St. Louisville, KY Rosary, Holy Mass and Veneration of Our Lady

  Local contacts:  Rev. R. Paul Beach, JCL, Pastor (502)582-2827  www.stmartinoftourschurch.org

  Elizabeth Clines  ewcforlife@aol.com (502)807-0047                                                                                                

2:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m.  Little Way Pregnancy Resource Center   515 West Oak St. Blessing of facility and Pro-life Prayers.

3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m.  EMW Abortion Clinic  138 West Market St. Divine Mercy Chaplet, Rosary and pro-life prayers.

4:30 p.m.  St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church:  Our Lady of Czestochowa returns to St. Martin of Tours Church for Veneration

5:30 p.m.  Holy Mass followed by Holy Hour and Confessions

                     Overnight Vigil with Our Lady of Czestochowa:  

St. Martin’s Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel will welcome our visiting sojourners.

St. Martin of Tours has 24 hour security guards

 Wednesday May 7th           

7:30 a.m.-8:10 a.m. Farewell Mass for Our Lady  

10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. LifeHouse Maternity Center   2710 Riedling Drive    Blessing of the home and prayers 

From the Center, Our Lady of Czestochowa will leave Louisville on Her Pilgrimage to Pax Christi Church, Lexington, Ky.