Holy Thursday 7 Church Bus Tour
Join us in visiting seven churches on Holy Thursday!
It's an ancient tradition to visit Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament on the Altar of Repose at seven churches on the evening of Holy Thursday following the Mass of the Lord's Supper. The tradition is believed to have started in Rome, Italy. The faithful would make a pilgrimage to the seven Roman basilicas: St. John Lateran, St. Peter's Basilica, St. Mary Major, St. Paul Outside the Walls, Sebastian, St. Lawrence Outside the Walls, and Santa Croce. They would pray and spend some time "keeping watch" at each church. Our Parish has gone on this pilgrimage for the last 5 years and we are inviting you to join us - until the bus is filled! We will stop at seven local churches and return for Prayer at St. Augustine's.
The bus will be leaving St. Augustine's immediately following our Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper, approximately 8:15pm and we will return by 11:00pm. If you are interested in joining us on the bus, please sign up online here or contact the Parish Office at 315-635-5762 to reserve a seat. If after you sign up you find that you are unable to attend, please let the Parish Office know so that we can offer the seat to people on our wait-list.
If you would like to visit the seven churches but would prefer to follow behind the bus in your own vehicle or go on your own, here is the list of churches we will visit in order. For Google Maps directions for the entire route, please click here.
Bus departs from St. Augustine's at approximately 8:15pm.
Stop 1: St. Anthony's (1515 Midland Ave, Syracuse, NY 13205)
Stop 2: Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church (4845 S Salina St, Syracuse, NY 13205)
Stop 3: The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (259 E Onondaga St, Syracuse, NY 13202)
Stop 4: St. Patrick's Church (216 N Lowell Ave, Syracuse, NY 13204)
Stop 5: Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (927 Park Ave, Syracuse, NY 13204)
Stop 6: St. Mary of the Assumption (47 Syracuse St, Balwinsville, NY 13027)
Stop 7: St. Augustine's Church (7333 Obrien Rd, Baldwinsville, NY 13027)