Catholics in Pakistan
Diocese of Faisalabad

Devotees of Mary celebrate 21st Annual Pilgrimage in Faisalabad

By Ijaz Bhatti

” How beautiful upon the mountains,
are the feet of the one bringing good news,
Announcing peace, bearing good news,
announcing salvation, saying to Zion,
“Your God is King!” (Isaiah 52:7)


On October 7, 2022, the believers of Holy Rosary Parish, Faisalabad celebrated the first day of 21st Annual Pilgrimage of Mother Mary under the leadership of Fr. Pascal Poulos, Parish Priest. The event was started at 4:30pm as the faithful entered the Holy Rosary Church in a procession from Ibn-i-Maryam Colony. Recitation of Holy Rosary was ended at 5:00pm.
The Holy Eucharist was celebrated at 6:30 pm. Fr. Patrick Peter was the main celebrant and homily was delivered by Fr. Emmanuel Fazal. After the Holy Mass, healing healing prayer was organized in which special prayers were offered for sick.


On October 8, 2022, was the 2nd day of 21st Annual Pilgrimage. Holy Mass was presided over by of the Vicar General of Faisalabad Diocese, Fr. Abid Tanveer. Fr. Iftikhar Moon gave a soulful message. After the Holy Mass, Fr. Abid Tanveer, Fr. Pascal Poulos OP, Fr. Iftikhar Moon OP and Fr. Shakeel OP organized prayer and healing service. In which special prayers were asked for the health of the sick and for the development and prosperity of the country and the people.

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09 October 2022, Sunday, was the 3rd day of the Annual Pilgrimage. Fr. Younus Shahzad OP (Ibn e Maryam Prior Vice Provincial of Pakistan) was welcomed with great enthusiasm in the church along with welcoming Fr. Younus Shahzad OP with flowers and rose leaves and beat of drum. Fr. Younus Shahzad OP presided over the Holy Mass on the closing day of the Pilgrimage.

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