EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The annual Mount Cristo Rey pilgrimage took place Saturday, Nov. 19, attracting hundreds of people from the Borderland and beyond.

In the past, it has been held in late October.

The change is at the direction of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces. The new date coincides with the Liturgical Celebration of the Feast of Christ the King (Solemnity of Christ), which falls on Nov. 20.

The event included a procession to the top of the mountain and a Mass led by Las Cruces Bishop Peter Baldacchino.

Visitors were encouraged to make a donation in order to assist the continued efforts to maintain Mount Cristo Rey. All proceeds benefit the Mount Cristo Rey Restoration Committee.