Diocesan pilgrimage to the shrine Oct. 3

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The biennial Arlington Diocesan pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington will take place Oct. 3 at 9:30 a.m. The theme for this year's pilgrimage is "Oh Mary, Keep Our Family Alive in Love!"

The morning will begin with confessions, followed by a holy hour. Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde will lead exposition, benediction and recitation of the rosary. Prayer groups will be located throughout the upper church to pray over and with families. Bishop Loverde will celebrate Mass at 1 p.m., with diocesan priests concelebrating.

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