Eager to plan your own Wisconsin Way Pilgrimage journey? We are now able to offer two- or three-day summer Pilgrimage packages to groups of up to ten members. Get more details about what you can experience. Download the brochure.
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Pilgrimage is an essential part of life and living. Christians see life itself in terms of a journey,
coming from God and returning to God. This is true of other world religions where pilgrimage is
A pilgrimage is a symbol in action. It represents the journey of the Christian life from earth to heav- en. A pilgrimage is a quest and expression of one’s faith.
People go on pilgrimage to grow in holiness, to grow in their relationship with God and/or to dis- cern a major decision in their life.
As part of the Church’s piety, pilgrimages can enrich, purify and lead the Christian people into a closer and more perfect union with Christ. Going on a pilgrimage is an expression of piety that ex- tends the liturgical life of the Church without replacing it. (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1674- 1676)
2017 Upcoming Events
Catholic Hikers' 3-day Pilgrimage
2017 Dates Available:
Day One – Any Given Sunday
7am – Rosary at St. Thomas in Sugarbush, WI with send off blessing for the group heading out for a hike (7 ½ miles) to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help
12 noon - Meet hikers at The Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help after the 11am Mass
Noon – Drive to Ice Age Trail and hike (5 ½ miles)
5pm – Arrive at St. Matthias
5:30pm – Mass
7pm – Drive to place of lodging
8pm – Dinner (with cost of lodging)
9pm – Holy Hill orientation video
10pm ‐ Lights out
Day three – The following Tuesday
6am – Rise & Shine
7am – Breakfast (your cost or with housing)
8:30am – Head out to hike the Ice Age Trail (4 to 6 miles)
1:30pm – Lunch at Stations Way Park
3pm ‐ Stations of the Cross
3:30pm – Arrive at Holy Hill
5:00pm – Pilgrim Mass
6pm – Head back & pick up dinner on the way (your cost)
Rules for participation
Must be 21 or older (unless a family group)
If you are not a close friend of Fr. Kurz you must be in a group of 3 or more
The groups are full when we reach 10 participants
It should be noted that this pilgrimage is for those open to a Catholic Christian experience.
Fr. Kurz will be leading the pilgrimage free of charge as his own personal ministry on his time off. Expenses will consist of room and board and pilgrims should be ready to spend around 250 dollars with some of that in cash.
One should be ready to hike up to 15 miles in a day with a well prepared backpack. Packing snack foods and water is essential.