1) Wednesday, May 8, 2013: Washington, NJ (3 nights)
Meet at Fatima House at 5 p.m. or at Newark Liberty airport at 5 p.m. for the 1 hour ride to Fatima House in Washington, NJ. Mass at 7 p.m. at Fatima House, followed by a welcoming buffet dinner, a Rosary procession, and an out-door, mildly lit up, Stations of the Cross. (Bring your small flashlight.) (Fly into Newark airport, or drive here and leave your car at Fatima House, if you wish.)
2) Thursday, May 9, 2013: Washington, NJ
After breakfast, we will attend the noon Mass at the Blue Army National Shrine of Fatima in Washington, New Jersey. We will spend the afternoon at the Shrine in the Rosary Garden, the Stations of the Cross trail, the Replica of the Holy House of Loreto, the grave of John Haffert, the gift shop, the Little Flower Path, the Padre Pio garden, and the Replica of the first Chapalina of Fatima. Dinner at the Cracker Barrel.
3) Friday, May 10, 2013: Washington, NJ
This morning, 8 a.m. Mass at Fatima House, followed by a light breakfast. At 10 a.m., we will proceed on a 2 hour bus ride fo a spectacular day, visiting the Amish Country in Lancaster, PA, to see and hear the 4:15 p.m. to 6:40 p.m. Light and Sound production of the NEW musical, "Noah". This theater is considered as presenting among the BEST religious entertainment. Before the performance, we will have our 1 p.m. buffet lunch at the near-by Hershey Farm Restaurant for an Amish Smorgasbord.
4) Saturday, May 11, 2013: Syracuse, NY (1 night)
Washington, NJ to Edmeston, the NY Rosa Mystica Chapel. We will have our Mass in the Chapel, followed by lunch, the Stations of the Cross, and the Rosary Walk. Dinner and overnight on way to Syracuse.
5) Sunday, May 12 2013: Buffalo, NY (1 night)
This morning in Syracuse, we will visit the tomb of St. Marianne Cope, located in the Sisters of St. Francis Motherhouse, and have our Mass there. The shrine and museum provide excellent information about the life and legacy of this beautiful new saint; from her early life in Utica to her health care ministry with St. Damian the Leper, in Molachi, Hawaii, where she died. In the afternoon, we will visit the Rochester, NY Lilac Festival (taking place from the 10th to the 19th) with the largest display of lilacs in the world, having over 500 varieties on more than 1,200 fragrant bushes over 22 acres in Highland Park. The American Bus Association lists it among it's "Top 100 Events" for annual bus tours from all over the U.S. and canada. Then proceed to Buffalo (a 1 and 1/2 hour drive) for dinner and overnight.
6) Monday, May 13, 2013: Toronto, Canada (1 night)
Mass at Blessed Fr. Baker's marble Our Lady of Victories Shrine. Then proceed to the large Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Lewiston, NY, and then to nearby Niagara Falls to see the sights, and diiner in the Refectory, overlooking Niagara Falls (it is spectacular). Drive to Toronto (a 1 and 1/2 hour drive) for dinner and overnight.
7) Tuesday, May 14, 2013: Ottawa, Canada(1 night)
Today we will visit St. Michael's Cathedral in Toronto, one of the oldest churches in Toronto, and have our Mass there. Check this place out on your Internet, it has 26 pages of pictures! Then we proceed to Ottawa ( a 4 and 1/2 hour drive) with dinner along the way, to our hotel and rest.
8) Wednesday, May 15, 2013: Montreal, Canada (1 night)
After breakfast, we will take a 2 and 1/2 hour drive from Ottawa to Montreal. Then we will visit the Notre Dame Basilica, called a place of amazing beauty. Afterwards, we will see the extraordinary 1/2 size replica of St. Peter's Cathedral of Rome, called the Cathedral Basilica of Mary Queen of the World. In the evening, we will return to the Notre Dame Basilica to see the extraordinary Sound and Light Show.
9) Thursday, May 16, 2013: St. Ann's, Quebec, Canada (2 nights)
Visit St. Joseph Oratory and Mount Royal, where the newly made saint (just canonized in October 2010), St. Andre Bessett lived and worked as a doorkeeper (1845 - 1937). He became known as the "Miracle Man of Montreal." We prceed another 3 and 1/2 hours for our dinner and overnight in Quebec.
10) Friday, May 17, 2013: St. Ann's, Quebec, Canada
Day at the awesome Basilica of St. Anne du Beaupre for various religious programs. Other things to see include: the Holy Stairs, the Chapel of the Old Cemetary, St. Anne's Fountain, The memorial Chapel, Historical Museum of the Basilica and the Art Gallery of Saint Anne, the Miraculous Statue of St. Anne, the Calvary Chapel, relics of St. Anne, and more. Dinner and overnight near St. Anne's. Walk to and participate in the candlelight Rosary procession at 7:30 p.m.
11) Saturday, May 18, 2013: Cape Cap de la Madeleine, Three Rivers (1 night)
Visit to Notre Dame du Cap Sanctuaire, Trois Rivieres (1 and 1/2 hour drive), or Our Lady of the Cape, also called Cap de la Madeleine, which is a place of pilgrimage and devotion to Our Lady of the Rosary. We will pay visits to the beautiful and majestic Basilica, the Small Shrine, the Rosary Monuments, the Rosary Spring, St. Mary's Lake, The Way of the Cross, and the Rosary Bridge which commemorates the ice bridge over the St. Lawrence river in march of 1879. Dinner and overnight in Cap de la Madeleine.
12) Sunday, May 19, 2013: Isle La Motte, Vermont(1 night)
We proceed on a 3 and 1/2 hour drive to St. Anne's Shrine located on Isle La Motte, a quiet island on Lake Champlain, at the site of the first Mass said in Vermont in 1666. In addition to the Saint Anne Shrine, there is a Way of the Cross and many rustic grottos dedicated to the Saints. Dinner and overnight in Isle La Motte.
13) Monday, May 20, 2013: Albany area, NY (1 night)
3 and 1/2 bus ride to Bl. Kateri Teckackwitha Shrine in Fonda, NY. She was a Mohawk Indian maiden, born near Auriesville in 1656, was procaimed by Pope John Paul II in 1980. Visit miraculous spring waters there. Then we proceed six miles to the National Shrine of the North American Martyrs, where three Jesuit missionaries were killed between 1642 and 1646; St. Rene Goupil, St. Fr. Isaac Jogues, and St. John Lalande. See the unique Coliseum Church there. Dinner and overnight in the Albany area (1 hour drive).
14) Tuesday, May 21, 2013: Washington, NJ (1 night)
Proceed for a 1 hour drive to Stockbridge to the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy at Eden Hill for our Mass and prayers. Then we proceed back to Washington, NJ ( a 3 hour drive) with a stop for dinner along the way. Overnight in Washington, NJ.
15) Wednesday, May 22, 2013: home
Your flights permitting, we will have a 8 a.m. Mass at Fatima House followed by breakfast. The pilgrimage ends with departures for the 1 hour ride to Newark Liberty Airport, or proceed on your own drive home.
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Patron of Pilgrims — St. Benedict Joseph Labre
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Announcing a Mini-Retreat
May, 2013, East Coast Shrines & Canada Pilgrimage
Sunday, May 5, 2013:
1) Retreat officially begins at 5 p.m. (Drive here or fly into Newark, NJ,
(or JFK, NY, but Newark is better) and further instructions
will be provided).
2) Dinner in excellent Washington, New Jersey restaurant (included)
3) Following dinner, there will be a Rosary and dessert at Fatima House
Monday, May 6, 2013:
1) Breakfast on your own
2) 11:30 a.m. Mass at Blue Army Shrine
3) Shrine store is usually open daily between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
4) Transportation to restaurant for lunch (on your own) and return to lodging
5) Divine Mercy Chaplet and spiritual video showings at Fatima House
6) Dinner at excellent restaurant (included) and return to lodging
Tuesday, May 7, 2013:
1) Breakfast on your own, followed by 11 a.m. Rosary and Mass at the Blue Army Shrine.
2) Transportation for lunch (on your own)
3) 3 p.m. Walking Stations of the Cross/Rosary Garden at Blue Army Shrine
4) 6:30 p.m. dinner in a different excellent restaurant (included)
5) 8 p.m. Rosary meeting, social hour and religious video or DVD
Wednesday, May 8, 2013:
1) Breakfast on your own
2) Depart for early morning Mass
3) See itinerary for the evening activities.
||$25 per person due immediatly if interested. (Balance due within 60 days)
|Total price is:
||$199 per person for a double room
$299 for a single room
||Three night lodging, three full dinners, spiritual video showings, private conferences with priest upon request, adoration periods, Rosary social hours, daily transportation, and transportation
to and from the airport.
(If you are driving, you may leave your car at Fatima House during the pilgrimage.)
Updated February 12, 2013