Special to The Message
Twenty-nine pilgrims from across the Diocese of Evansville joined Diocesan Director of Vocations Father Tyler Tenbarge and Father Luke Hassler, Pastor of St. Mary Parish in Ireland who assists Father Tyler with the Savio Brotherhood in Evansville and Dubois County, for a trip to Vincennes on June 26, the anniversary of the death of Servant of God Bishop Simon Bruté, the first bishop of Vincennes. Father Tyler tells The Message that this is an annual pilgrimage on the anniversary of Bishop Bruté’s death.
The group met Father Tony Ernst, Pastor of St. Francis Xavier Parish in Vincennes and St. Philip Neri Parish in Bicknell, for Mass at the Minor Basilica of St. Francis Xavier, more commonly known as the old cathedral. The first four bishops of Vincennes are buried in the crypt beneath St. Francis Xavier, and the group prayed there after Mass.
They completed their trip with some paintball action.