Parishioners from St. Philip’s Catholic Church Go On A 5-Day Pilgrimage To Crookston

By | September 5, 2019


BEMIDJI MIDGE WHO IS CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF SECOND-DEGREE MURDER IS SCHEDULED TO BE ARRAIGNED AUGUST NINTH. TRIS COMPANIES NEXT COURT APPEARANCE WILL BE ON SEPTEMBER 9th.>>>A GROUP OF PARISHIONERS FROM ST. PHILLIPS CATHOLIC CHURCH IN BEMIDJI BEGAN A FIVE DAY PILGRIMAGE. MALAAK KHATTAB TELLS US WHERE THEY ARE HEADED.>>AS PEOPLE GATHER AROUND, FATHER BROWN SAYS A PRAYER BEFORE THEY BEGIN THEIR JOURNEY. THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR THE CHURCH WILL DO A 90-MILE WALK.>>WE TALKED TO THE DIOCESE OF CROOKSTON, AND THEY SAID WHY DON’T YOU TEST IT OUT.>>IN TOTAL, THERE ARE 12 MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH WALKING. ST. PHILLIPS CATHOLIC CHURCH MEMBERS STARTED THEIR WALK FROM WILTON EARLY THIS MORNING AND WILL END THEIR FIVE DAY PILGRIMAGE AT THE CATHEDRAL IN CROOKSTON.>>20 YEARS AGO, MY FATHER-IN-LAW WHO IS NOW A DEACON, DID A SIMILAR THING. THEY WENT FROM PEQUOT LAKES ALL THE WAY TO DULUTH, AND THEY JUST TALKED ABOUT JUST WHAT A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY IT WAS AND HOW THE BENEFITS THROUGHOUT THE AREA. MAYBE IT WOULD BE SOMETHING FUN TO DO HERE.>>ORGANIZERS SAY ON AVERAGE IT WILL BE WALKING 20 MILES A DAY AND THE IDEA IS TO RAISE AWARENESS AND PROMOTE NEW VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD.>>IT’S BEEN A LOT OF DETAILS AND WORK. I’M EXCITED FOR IT.>>THE GROUP’S 90-MILE WALK STARTED AT WILTON. FROM WILTON, THEY’LL HEAD TO BAGLEY, FOSSTON, MENTOR, AND THEIR LAST DESTINATION WILL BE IN CROOKSTON. AT THEIR STOPS, THEY’LL BE STAYING IN ONE OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCHES IN THE AREA EACH DAY.>>WE’RE HOPING REALLY WHAT COMES OF IT PEOPLE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR VOCATIONS BUT ALSO CONTINUE TO MAYBE DISCERN THAT IN THEIR OWN LIFE, IF THERE IS A CALL FOR THEM TO SERVE OTHERS, WHETHER THAT’S THROUGH RELIGIOUS LIFE OR THE PRIESTHOOD. WE KIND OF FEEL LIKE THE FRUITS OF THIS JOURNEY MAYBE WILL BE SEEN FOR 15, 20 YEARS BUT THE SEEDS WILL BE PLANTED.>>THERE WILL BE A MASS IN

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