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Reward Pilgrimage

85th annual Reward Pilgrimage will be held Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Holy Rosary Church, Reward, SK.

   2:00 pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Reconciliation

   3:15 pm Anointing of the Sick


   4:00 pm Welcome, Parade of Banners, (all parishes be sure to bring your banners)

                Holy Eucharist -

   6:00 pm Supper  - Free will offering.

  Refreshments will be available on the grounds all day.

The historic church at Reward was built in 1918 and contains 15 large paintings completed in 1928 by Count Berthold Von Imhoff, depicting the 15 mysteries of the rosary. The pilgrimage to the Lady of the Rosary shrine at the church site began in 1932, when the priests of St. Joseph’s Colony under the blessing of Bishop Prudhomme, decided to hold an annual pilgrimage to honour the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Church at Reward was chosen because of its centrality to the colony, and the feast of our Lady of Carmel, July 16th was the annual day pilgrims would gather to celebrate their faith and give thanks to God through the Blessed Virgin Mary. Church bells could be heard a mile away as pilgrims gathered south and north of the shrine to walk in procession together while praying. The Blessed Sacrament was processed to the altar with thousands of flower pedals lining the path. A thunderous chorus of voices, 3000 strong lifted up in praise the closing hymn “Holy God We Praise Thy Name”. A wooden outdoor grotto was built in 1936, and the present shrine altar was built in 1966.

Event Date: 
Sun, Jul. 09, 2017 (All day)
Contact Person: 
St Peter Parish, Unity, SK
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Event Location: 
Holy Rosary Church and Shrine, Reward Saskatchewan
Reward, SK
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