Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Ecumenical pilgrimage offers Good Friday challenge

Published March 17, 2016

ATLANTA—The 36th annual Ecumenical Good Friday Pilgrimage (Urban Way of the Cross), sponsored by the Archdiocese of Atlanta Justice and Peace Ministries, will be held Good Friday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. All are welcome to participate

The pilgrimage will begin at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, located at 48 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, SW, Atlanta. Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory will offer an opening prayer and reflection at 9 a.m. Pilgrims are encouraged to arrive by 8:45 a.m.

This year’s pilgrimage theme is “Do you see me? What will you do?”

The two-mile walking prayer will challenge people to see those on the margins who are often ignored. Each of the 14 stops along the way will provide a reflection on a segment of the population in the greater Atlanta area suffering from injustice and relegation.

The route is considered wheelchair accessible, but not all of the sidewalks along the route are smooth or wide.

The pilgrimage will conclude at the crypt of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King with reflection and closing prayer. The reflection at the conclusion will be about building the Kingdom on earth by making a decision to help those met along the journey.

Buses will be available to return participants to the Shrine. Carpooling or taking public transportation is encouraged. Parking is limited.

Following the pilgrimage, a group will be attending the Annunciation and Good Friday 24 Hours for Pro-Life Prayer Vigil at the Feminist Women’s Healthcare abortion facility in Atlanta. All are welcome to attend.

For more information on the Ecumenical Good Friday Pilgrimage, email Kat Doyle, direction of Peace and Justice Ministries, at For details on the pro-life prayer vigil, which follows the pilgrimage, email Brendan Dudley, director of the archdiocesan Respect Life Ministry, at