Past El Camino Pilgrimages

Fall El Camino 2016

  • Divine Mercy Image Film, Friday, November 5th, 6:30pm, English and Spanish
  • Divine Mercy Novena, Saturday, November 12-Sunday, November 20, 2016
    • Novena prayers and Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed 15 minutes prior to all Masses throughout the week
  • 40 Hours Devotion Adoration: Begins with 6pm Mass on Friday, November 18 and continues throughout Friday evening, all day and night Saturday, and concludes with 10am Mass on Sunday, November 20th

Summer El Camino 2016

(En español en el siguiente enlace)

To continue to celebrate and receive the graces of this Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, the entire Our Lady of the Valley parish family is invited to participate in a Summer El Camino. We will learn and pray the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola along with Saints Faustina Kowalska, Therese of Lisieux and Louis de Montfort. The book, Consoling the Heart of Jesus by Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, will be our guidebook to help us grow in trust in Jesus Christ, the Divine Mercy.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to grow closer to Jesus, the Divine Mercy! To participate, simply complete any (or all!) of the El Camino Pilgrim activities listed below during this summer:

  • Pick up a copy of Consoling the Heart of Jesus book found in the vestibule of the Church for a suggested donation of $5.00.
  • Read the book at your own pace during this summer.
  • Attend the FortNight for Freedom Mass and Holy Hour Friday, July 1, at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of the Valley as we join with Catholics across the nation in praying for our Religious Freedoms to be protected.
  • Come to the El Camino Gatherings in the Parish Hall on the select Monday evenings, see dates below, during July and August, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Complete the Summer El Camino by participating in the parish-wide pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, AL to walk through the Jubilee Year of Mercy Holy Doors. The pilgrimage will take place Saturday, August 13, from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

El Camino Summer 2016 Itinerary:

Friday, July 1 ~ 9:00 a.m. FortNight for Freedom Mass and Holy Hour
Join us in praying for Religious Freedom in our Country

El Camino Summer 2016 Book, Consoling the Heart of Jesus

El Camino Summer 2016 Book, Consoling the Heart of Jesus

Monday, July 11 ~ 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. El Camino Gathering in the Parish Hall (Bilingual)
Discuss Part I of Consoling the Heart of Jesus book

Monday, July 25 ~ 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. El Camino Gathering in the Parish Hall (Bilingual)
Discuss Part II of Consoling the Heart of Jesus book

Monday, August 8 ~ 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. El Camino Gathering in the Parish Hall (Bilingual)
Discuss Conclusion of Consoling the Heart of Jesus book

Saturday, August 13 ~ 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Holy Doors Pilgrimage
A Parish-Wide Pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, AL to walk through the Jubilee Year of Mercy Holy Doors.

En español Aquí: El Camino Summer 2016 Itinerary

Lenten El Camino 2016

El Camino de Santiago, in English “The Way of Saint James,” is the pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain, where legend has it that the remains of Jesus’s apostle Saint James the Elder lie. The Camino has existed as a Christian pilgrimage for well over 1,000 years, and there is evidence of a pre-Christian route as well. Read more HERE about this Christian Pilgrimage.

Our Lenten El Camino will not take us physically to this historic location in Spain but will be a spiritually faith-filled journey consisting of praying, reading and pondering the book, 33 Days to Morning Glory, by Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC. During this journey, we will walk with Saints Louis de Montfort, Maximilian Kolbe, Pope John Paul II and Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, as we explore the benefits and graces contained by entrusting ourselves to Mary, our Blessed Mother, and Mother of the Church.

33 days image in espanol33 days image in english

Here is 5 Different Ways to Participate in the Lenten El Camino at Our Lady of the Valley:

1) Read the associated material in the 33 Days to Morning Glory book, pictured above, each day. Books are available at the Church for a donation of $5.00 each.

2) When able, attend our Monday evenings El Camino Refuge from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

3) Participate in the 24 Hours of Mercy Adoration event beginning Friday, March 4 at 10:00 a.m. – Saturday, March 5 at 10:00 a.m. Times are still available for you to sign up and sit in quiet prayer and adoration with our Lord.

4) Pray the Divine Mercy Novena beginning Good Friday, March 25.

5) Celebrate your Marian Consecration with the entire parish community at Mass April 3, Divine Mercy Sunday.

If you are unable to attend the Monday night classes or miss one, keep up with 33 Days and listen to a Podcast for each day at this link.