Since the news broke that Pope Francis will travel to the U.S. for the 8th World Meeting of Families conference, which ends with a Papal Mass on Sunday, September 27th; the Diocese has received inquiries regarding a bus trip to Philadelphia for the Mass. The Mass will be held outdoors on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in the heart of Philadelphia, and is open to the public.
If you are interested in making a bus trip, please call Sr. Cathy Homrok at (413) 452-0686 or email her at email@example.com. Peter Pan bus fares come to about $51.75 per person to rent a 54 passenger bus (plus parking fees). All buses would leave from Springfield. There would be no other pick-ups or drop-offs.
For those who would like a longer stay, Sr. Cathy has info regarding transportation, hotels, dinners and sight-seeing for a 3-night stay from September 24-27. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!