Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Annual Good Friday pilgrimage to begin at Shrine

Published March 19, 2015

ATLANTA—The 35th annual ecumenical Good Friday Pilgrimage (Urban Way of the Cross), sponsored by the Archdiocese of Atlanta’s Office of Justice & Peace Ministries, is scheduled for Friday, April 3, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Entitled “I am a Builder of the Kingdom,” this multilingual walking prayer is a moving experience that includes Scripture readings, reflections, prayer and music as participants remember the Passion of Christ and the social injustices in the world today. All are welcome to attend.

The two-mile route is considered wheelchair accessible, but please keep in mind that not all of the sidewalks along the route are smooth or wide.

The 14-station pilgrimage will begin at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, located at 48 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, SW. Those attending should gather at 8:45 a.m. The journey will begin with an opening prayer and reflection at 9 a.m. by Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory. The pilgrimage will continue at different stations in the downtown area, concluding at approximately 12 p.m. at the crypt of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a reflection and closing prayer by Episcopal Bishop Rob Wright.

Buses will be available to return participants to the starting point. Participants are encouraged to carpool or use public transportation to the Shrine, as parking is limited.

At this time organizers are seeking adult and teen volunteers to help with carrying the cross, reading Scripture in multiple languages, and providing music at each of the stations. Interested individuals or groups are encouraged to contact Kat Doyle, director of Justice & Peace Ministries, at, for more information or to volunteer.