The first childrens' pilgrimage took place in the Chicago Deanery

  On April 24, 2021, the children along with their parents began the pilgrimage with a Divine Liturgy at St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church in Munster, Indiana.

Fr. Volodymyr Kushnir, administrator of this parish, spoke about the resurrection of Lazarus and about the meaning of the importance of the First Confession during his sermon, because in just two weeks time, many children will have their First Confession and The Solemn Holy Communion. After a short snack, all families participated in the Stations of Cross at the Shrine of Christ's Passion in St. John, IN. The children were able to read reflections of Christ's Passion.
  At the conclusion, Fr. Volodymyr expressed his gratitude to the families for their active participation in this event that took place the first time in the Deanery of Chicago.

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