A collection will be taken up at the Offertory in order to defray the costs of the pilgrimage.
Audio Recordings of the pilgrimage sermons will be available after Mass outside of the Coliseum. (Cash, Check and Credit Cards accepted).
Pilgrims will have the opportunity to visit the Shrine Grounds. CLICK HERE for a detailed map and information.
From the Lunch Site to the Coliseum is approximately 4.5 miles. There will be a water/toilet stop available along the way.
From the Kickoff Point to the Lunch Site is 6.0 miles with one water/toilet stop available along the way.
At the Kickoff Point, general announcements will be made followed by a short exhortation on the spirit of a pilgrimage.
At this point the pilgrims will place their lunches in the pilgrimage truck, which will transport them to the picnic area.
The order of the procession will be by Chapters (Parish/School). Ushers will be present to keep the pace and proper spacing between Chapters.
At 8:30 am pilgrims will assemble at the Martyr's Shrine Bookstore parking lot. Buses will shuttle pilgrims to our kickoff point on the Erie Canal. No vehicles can be left at kickoff site.
Bring your lunches, water bottle and hat. There is no need this year to bring your missals and chapel veils at this point. You will have a chance to get them after the actual pilgrimage and just before we enter the Coliseum for Mass.
Holy Mass will be offered in the Coliseum.