The National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (339 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, Md.) will host its annual pilgrimage in honor of those in the sea services on Oct. 7.
The event — which honors those serving in the U.S Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine and public health divisions — will include Mass at 3 p.m. in the shrine’s basilica. Father Francis P. Foley, command chaplain of the United States Naval Academy (USNA), will be the celebrant, and the USNA Catholic Choir will sing.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first native-born U.S. saint, was designated as the patroness of the sea services in 1977.
A complimentary dinner will follow the Mass.
For more information and to RSVP, contact Rob Judge at 301-447-6037 or Rob.Judge@setonshrine.org.
Help keep Catholic media free, support CatholicPhilly.com
You may have noticed “pay walls” greeting you when you visit the websites of newspapers and magazines, both large and small. These mechanisms allow you to read a few articles for free before you’ve got to pay an annual fee if you want to see more.
You won’t find a pay wall on CatholicPhilly.com because we’re more than a news organization. We’re informing, inspiring and forming readers in the Catholic faith every day through the news, features and commentaries that we post on this site and share across social media.
It costs money to provide high-quality coverage of the local Catholic communities we primarily serve, while also distributing national and world news of interest to Catholics, plus the orthodox teachings of the Catholic faith.
Help us in this mission by making a single gift of $40, $50, $100, or more. Your gift will strengthen the fabric of our entire Catholic community.
Make your donation by check:
222 N. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
or by credit card: