The annual observance combines the strengths of participants to produce meaningful results for the preparation of the 83rd Annual Pilgrimage which will be held over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2 & 3.
On this day, at Mount Saint Macrina, the faithful of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh, the GCU (a fraternal benefit society serving Byzantine Catholics since 1892), and the many friends of the Sisters of Saint Basil join together for a common cause—to prepare the grounds for the Annual
Pilgrimage. Volunteers will clear floral gardens, shrines, urns and other plantingareas throughout the grounds, and then plant annuals. Other work centers will be the pavilions, which will be cleared of a winter’s worth of leaves and other debris.
The GCU is pleased to partner with the Sisters of St. Basil the Great and interested youth and adults for Helping Hands Day. If you are able to participate, here are a few notes:
- The group will meet in the Trinity Center for coffee and donuts at 9:30 a.m.
- A brief prayer service will follow, and work will begin at 10:00 a.m.
- Bring lawn tools (including brooms, rakes, weed whackers, etc.) for outside work. Bring brooms, mops, dust pans, etc., for any indoor cleaning.
- Lunch will be served.
To register or for additional information, please call Sr. Joanne at 724-439-4940 or GCU at 1-800-722-4428.