On Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Ponteix from 2pm to 9pm was held the 85th Annual Pilgrimage of our Lady of Auvergne. About 200 people came from the 4 corners of the Archdiocese of Regina to gather in “the holy city” Ponteix to honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary through this Pilgrimage.

The day started was a presentation of Sister Jocelyn Monette (Daughter of Sion) on the theme: Holy Land, Land of the Bible. It was “powerpoint flight” to the Holy Land and back without any jet lag. We walked in the footsteps of our Lord and learn so much about our Home: the Holy Land. It helps us put our Bible knowledge into perspective.

After the different presentations by Sr Jocelyn, we had Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Sacrament of Reconciliation for those present. At 6:00 p.m. we had sumptuous meal and fellowship in the Parish Hall. It was a moment of joy and chatting with one another.

At 7:30 p.m. we met inside the Church of Ponteix for Holy Mass presided over by Very Rev. Fr. Guy Amedee Ainemon, Dean and Pastor of Ponteix and concelebrated by all the Priests of the Swift Current Deanery. The Homily was given by Deacon David Hagel. He shared his joy of being part of this pilgrimage and invite us to abide to the Word Mother Mary and do whatever her Son Jesus Christ tells us.

After Holy Mass, we went joyfully, singing and praying on the candle light procession with the Pieta of Our Lady of Auvergne. The wether was so beautiful and even birds joined us in the songs and praises to God through the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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