Pope Francis makes an apostolic visit to Tallinn, Estonia, on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. He will celebrate Mass in the afternoon, but the exact schedule of the Mass will not be announced until August for security reasons.
A group from our Parish, which goes to that event, joins a bigger group of Catholics from St. Henry's and St. Mary's parishes.
All who want to participate in the Papal Mass are requested to register no later than July 15 by e-mailing Saint Mary’s Parish in Helsinki (email@example.com)
- ID card or passport number (NB! For Finnish citizens an ID card is sufficient, foreigners need a passport),
- contact details, including your e-mail address and phone number,
- information in case you have a disability, and/or use a wheelchair.
Additionally, those who leave for Tallinn from Tampere in our parish group are requested to register to our parish by putting their name and phone number on the list in the sacristy or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Our parish is organising bus transportation to the Helsinki ferry harbour and back.
On Tuesday September 25, 2018 at 5.15 a.m. we leave by bus from our church.
We set off at 9.00 from the Länsiterminaali ferry terminal, taking an Eckerö Line ferry to Tallin. We arrive in Tallin at 11.15 a.m. We have lunch in Tallin (not included) and in the afternoon we take part in the Papal Mass.
We return to Helsinki late at night. The late ferry from Tallin was chosen to make sure that after the Papal Mass there would be enough time to arrive at the Tallin ferry terminal.
We take the Tallink Silja ferry from Tallin at 11.30 p.m., which means we don’t arrive in Helsinki until 1.30 a.m. on Wednesday.
Then we continue our trip by a chartered bus. We will arrive in Tampere at 4.00 a.m.
The ferry trip costs €40/person. The trip is paid directly into the Saint Henry Parish account FI61 1014 3000 2118 01 no later than July 30. Please mark the payment with the participant's name and an annotation "Papal visit to Tallinn".
The return bus trip from Tampere costs €40/person. The trip is paid directly into our parish account FI08 2236 1800 0045 66 no later than July 30. Please mark the payment with the participant’s name and an annotation “Bus trip to Helsinki”.