Maronite Holy Door Pilgrimage – Worcester MA

By Sr. Natalie Sayde Salameh
The Maronite Servants of Christ the Light in collaboration with Fr. Alex Joseph, pastor, facilitated a regional pilgrimage to Our Lady of Mercy Church in Worcester, MA, on Sunday, October 16th. In the Eparchy of St. Maron, this is one of the sites of pilgrimage with a Holy Door. Our Lord stands at the door of our hearts knocking. We are called, especially in this Jubilee, to open our hearts to God’s abundant mercy. 

It was a beautiful, grace-filled day. The pilgrimage began with Divine Liturgy followed by brunch in the Church Hall.  Afterwards, all gathered in the Church for exposition of the Holy Mysteries and adoration.  The congregation entered at the vestibule offering prayers for the intentions of Pope Francis, and then each pilgrim processed through the Holy Door while receiving a blessing of holy water from Father. The Maronite Servant Sisters facilitated the adoration while Fr. Alex heard confessions.