listecki2Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki will lead a “Pilgrimage to Rome, The City of Saints Peter and Paul,” June 24 to July 1 in Rome as he receives the pallium from Pope Benedict XVI.

All archbishops named in the last year will receive the pallium, a symbolic piece of clothing, on June 29, the feast of SS. Peter and Paul.

The pallium is a circular white woolen garment with pendants in front and back featuring six black crosses. It is worn around the neck on top of liturgical vestments and signifies an archbishop’s authority over his ecclesiastical province and his unity with the pope.

The eight-day pilgrimage will include stops in Rome, Vatican City and Assisi. While in Rome, pilgrims will visit sacred sites of the Catholic faith including the Sistine Chapel, the basilicas of Christian Rome and the catacombs. The pilgrimage itinerary is expected to include a private papal audience.

During the trip, Archbishop Listecki will celebrate Mass in some of Rome’s most beautiful churches.

Arrangements are being organized by Peter’s Way Tours Inc., Jericho, N.Y.

Price of the trip, based on sharing a twin room ranges from $3,145 to $3,390 (price listed includes tax and fuel surcharge) depending upon the hotel.

Included in that price are transportation, hotel accommodations, meals, and suggested itinerary.

Currently the trip is limited to 150 participants returning on July 1 and an additional 80 seats for those returning a day earlier on June 30. The price package is reduced by $125 for those returning early.