Pilgrimage for the Sea Services

Auxiliary Bishop Neal Buckon blesses medals at the Pilgrimage for the Sea Services in Emmitsburg, MD, on Oct. 3, 2021. Photo courtesy of Mike Miller Photography.

The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton welcomed nearly 350 visitors on Sunday, October 10, for its annual Pilgrimage for the Sea Services. This year for the first time the pilgrimage Mass was broadcast live on EWTN. The Most Reverend Neal J. Buckon, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), himself a retired commissioned officer and chaplain in the U.S. Army, was the principal celebrant and homilist.