Registration is now Open
2023 Our Lady of Champion
August 3-5, 2023

Dear Knights and Dames, Chaplains, Provisional Members, Auxiliary Members, Friends, and Families of the Western Association:

All three US Associations will sponsor the 10th Annual Pilgrimage to Champion, Wisconsin to the Shrine of Our Lady of Champion from August 3-5, 2023. The Shrine of Our Lady of Champion is the site of the only Marian apparition in the United States approved by the Catholic Church. This beautiful, peaceful, and holy place provides every pilgrim the opportunity for spiritual renewal and healing.  It is ideal for families and multi-generational groups and people unable to endure a more strenuous pilgrimage like Lourdes.  The travel is shorter, the transportation from place to place is by bus, and it is in the summer when many schools are not in session.

We invite everyone to join us this summer.

Tentative Schedule:

Thursday, August 3: Registration; talks; Pilgrimage Opening Mass at 5:00 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, dinner at the Hyatt, Night Prayer

Friday, August 4: National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help; Mass in the Apparition Chapel; Confessions; tours; lunch in the Mother of Mercy Hall; National Shrine of St. Joseph; Anointing of the Sick; dinner at the Rock Garden restaurant, Night Prayer

Saturday, August 5: Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help; Rosary Procession; Mass and Eucharistic healing service; lunch; Adoration; Reflection by Fr. Joseph Aytona, Rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help; Vigil Mass; closing dinner at the Hyatt; medal distribution

Registration is now open. The registration fee will be $450 per adult to cover the costs of lunch/dinner and bus transportation to the Shrine and back each day. There is a reduced registration fee of $150 for children under eighteen. Children under 2 are free.

Registration fee includes: lunch and dinner daily in the hotel and at the various sites, round-trip transportation from the hotel to Our Lady of Good Help, Pilgrimage Medals, ballcaps/visors, and other materials you will receive when you check in on site.

To register online, please click here.


Click here to view the pilgrimage flyer.


Hotel rates:
$108 single/double occupancy plus tax or $133 triple occupancy plus tax. This includes a buffet breakfast per person, per day based on paid occupancy rate in guestroom. Parking is about $10 per day (50% off current rate). The Order of Malta special rate is available Tuesday, August 1 through Saturday, August 5, 2023. Please register EARLY to ensure availability of room preference. Double Queen Suites are the standard and room sharing is a viable option with adequate room for families. The rooms are quite large, with a sitting room, pull out sofa bed, wet bar, coffee bar, microwave, and mini- fridge.

Once registration is complete and payment is received, you will be sent the passkey to make online hotel reservations at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Green Bay.

All pilgrims are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from Green Bay, Wisconsin and for making their own hotel reservations at the Hyatt Hotel on Main Street at 333 Main Street, Green Bay, at negotiated rates (including breakfast for up to two people and parking). All pilgrims should make hotel reservations as soon as possible after being notified of the acceptance of your registration.  Hotel space often fills up quickly.

All cancellations must be received in writing by June 16, 2023 to receive a refund of the registration fee. If you cancel your registration, you are responsible for canceling your own travel arrangements, including your hotel reservation and your transportation.

If you have never been to Lourdes, this is a unique opportunity to share in the experience of a Marian Shrine pilgrimage. If you have been to Lourdes, this Pilgrimage will provide you with a very different setting in which to encounter the Love of the Blessed Mother and her Son, Jesus.

Saint John's Retreat
July 31 - August 3, 2023

Come experience an extraordinary retreat at Saint John’s Abbey and University.  We will pray with the monks, explore the breathtaking Saint John’s Bible – “One Of The Extraordinary Undertakings Of Our Time” according to Smithsonian and we will see the Malta Study Center at the Hill Monastic Manuscript Library.  This retreat will be a highlight of your faith journey with the Order of Malta.  Space is limited.

Here are a few details you will want to consider before you make your final decision to join us on this amazing trip.

Travel Arrangements are up to the individual(s) or families and need to be made on your own.

Registration fee:
Per Person (Couple) = $450 per person
Per Person (Single) = $530 per person


Registration fee includes: Lodging at the Abbey Guesthouse, food, and ground transportation from MSP Airport to Saint John’s, as well as, from Saint John’s to Champion, WI (or MSP Airport for those returning home).

*Must register separately to Our Lady of Good Help Pilgrimage as these are two distinct events.

Uniform requirements: Casual attire for Saint John’s Retreat. If attending Our Lady of Good Help Pilgrimage please see their uniform requirements.


Click HERE to register.


Saint John's Retreat Flyer

Join us in beautiful Wisconsin for an opportunity to grow in faith and fellowship. Our Lady of Good Help, pray for us.


Bob Kilmartin, KM
US Associations Director

Joe Sanders, KM
Western Association Director