55th Annual SSMI Pilgrimage Approaching

The Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate will hold their 55th annual Holy Dormition Pilgrimage in Sloatsburg NY, on August 8 and 9, 2009. This year the theme is “Behold Your Mother: Evangelization under the Patronage of the Mother of God.”
The two day Dormition pilgrimage program will include: a youth gathering, blessing of water, healing services, Panahyda Memorial service for deceased pilgrims, Moleben services, Lamentation at the Bier of the Mother of God service, Vespers service, Matins, Akhatyst service, Stations of the Cross, and the Pontifical Divine Liturgy celebrated by all the Ukrainian Catholic Bishops in the US.
Information and schedules are available on the SSMI website: http://www.ssmi-us.org/
There is a Youth Campout Saturday night (rain or shine) on the lawn behind St. Mary’s Villa. Campers must register. Write for information and a registration packet to ssminy@aol.com> or ukyouth@catholic.org
Sloatsburg is just over an hour from the Perth Amboy area. Plan to attend, they have wonderful facilities and it's a nice family day out. Don’t worry about large crowds; they have plenty of space, huge tents to shelter pilgrims from the heat or rain, and ample parking!