Door of Mercy Pilgrimage Walk to Wind from Duquesne to St. Paul Cathedral

Local Catholics will mark the impending close of the Jubilee Year of Mercy with Door of Mercy Pilgrimage Walk on Wednesday, Nov. 9, which will begin at Duquesne University, pass through Carlow University and end at the Holy Doors of Mercy at St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland.

In the Catholic church, the Year of Mercy runs from Dec. 8, 2015, through Sunday, Nov. 20, and the faithful are invited to celebrate it by participating in a pilgrimage in the local diocese. The pilgrimage to the Holy Doors was designated by Pope Francis. Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik, D.D., selected St. Paul Cathedral as one of the pilgrimage sites in Pittsburgh.

The event will begin at Duquesne University's Chapel of the Holy Spirit (located at the corner of McAnulty Drive and Bluff Street) on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Pilgrims will be given care packages to give to the homeless along the route, and there will be an opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation after entering through the Holy Doors of Mercy at the Cathedral. A Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help will also be held.

It is sponsored by the Duquesne Department of Public Safety; the Mary Pappert School of Music; McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts; Spiritan Campus Ministry and Carlow University Center for Mercy Heritage and Service.

Media are invited to attend/cover the event. Media are asked to RSVP and arrange parking by calling Jill Greenwood from the Office of Marketing and Communications at 412.396.1154/cell 412.736.1877.

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