The Federal and Western Associations will sponsor the eighth Annual Pilgrimage to Champion, Wisconsin to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help from August 5-8, 2021. While the American Association will not be officially attending, the Green Bay Members will be there. The Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help 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.
All local COVID rules or recommendations such as social distancing and masks will be adhered to. We have planned for this.
We invite everyone to join us this summer.
Thursday, August 5: Depart for Shrine of St Joseph at 1:00 for Adoration and Confession; Youth program; Pilgrimage Opening Mass at 5:00 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, a short walk from the Hotel, rides will be provided for those who can’t walk; robes and capes; Open bar reception begins at 6:45; dinner at the Hyatt at 7:30.
Friday, August 6: Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help; Mass; two conferences; lunch; Anointing of the Sick; robes and capes; walking tours of the Shrine; Youth Program; Dinner at the historic Riverside Ballroom.
Saturday, August 7: Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help; Rosary Procession; Mass and Eucharistic healing service; lunch; 3rd conference; Vigil Mass; 6:45 reception and dinner at hotel.
Sunday, August 9: Mass; tour of the Cathedral
Registration is now open. The registration fee will be $450 per adult to cover the costs of meals (Thursday evening dinner and lunches and dinners on Friday and Saturday) and bus transportation to the Shrine and back each day. There is a reduced registration fee of $250 for children under eighteen. Registration ends on Monday, July 5, 2021
To register, please click: 2021 Our Lady of Good Help Pilgrimage.
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). Suites that can accommodate up to six people (at an additional charge) are available. 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 May 15, 2021. After May 15, 2021, there will be no refunds 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 the pilgrimage is cancelled due to COVID restrictions, fees paid to the Western Association will be refunded.
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.
Please pray for the success of this Pilgrimage. It is a most special way to experience the spirituality of our Order in the company of Members of all the USA Associations.