Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pilgrimage to San Xavier this Saturday, October 29th

Dear Samaritans and St. Michael's folk,

Just a reminder that both Samaritans-Tucson and St. Michael's/Mision San Miguel are add-on co-sponsors for the Derechos Humanos eleventh annual pilgrimage from St. John's Church (12th Ave and Ajo) to San Xavier Mission, remembering especially those who have died crossing the desert near Tucson. We need 182 people, to carry one cross each for remains found in FY2011.

Here are some reminders:

BOTH GROUPS -- Sign up as identified following general info. This can be a medidative experience if that's your call, and it is always nourishing.

Assemble at St. John's Church beginning at 8:30 p.m. Start will be a bit later.

Rest stops and followup vehicle (can pick up those who don't want to walk all the way). Major rest point at Pima College's Sierra Vista campus, waterand orange slices provided, if you want to meet us there.

Very brief ceremony outside San Xavier usually begins between 1 and 1:30 p.m. If you don't walk, meet us there and help us car pool back to our vehicles at St. John's -- or join us for the last quarter mile o the walk, as ew approach the mission from the west.

SAMARITANS -- Sign up with Michael Hyatt or just arrive. Wear your SAMs tee shirt or cap, if possible.

ST MICHAEL'S / SAN MIGUEL -- E-mail me if you can. If there are enough people, we will carry the banner. Otherwise, the processional cross. If you are on the east side and want to car pool, please let me know, and we will try to connect you. If you are on the east side and can bring the proecssional cross, that would save me an extra trip to pick it up.

Ila (in NC until 10-28)