EXODUS is a walking pilgrimage to the only Shrine of Pune Forane – St. Alphonsa Shrine, Kalewadi of Kalyan Diocese for all the parishioners of the Forane during this season of Lent. This spiritual initiative by the KEY Pune Forane will be held on 24th March, 2018. The walking pilgrimage has been divided into two groups: Parishioners of Carmel, Dapodi, Dighi, Katraj, Tadiwala, Wanowarie, Bhosari, will assemble at St. Thomas Church, Dhapodi, at 5:00 am and the walk will begin after a prayer. Parishioners of Lonavala, Talegaon, Akurdi, Dehuroad, Kalewadi, will assemble at St. Joseph’s Church, Akurdi at 5:30 am. Both these groups will walk towards St. Alphonsa Shrine, Kalewadi.
The walking pilgrimage got its name from the Old Testament reminding the walk of the Israelites from Egypt (Slavery) through the desert to the Promised Land (Liberation). In the same way, the Forane has taken up this spiritual initiative to walk with utmost devotion, reciting Way of the Cross and Divine Mercy Rosary in groups and thus part taking in the suffering of our Lord Jesus Christ to attain Liberation from the Slavery of sins and thus to attain the Promise Land.