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Schedule – Thursday, and Friday to Sunday

1. Thursday —  Early-bird arrival & check-in

Those pilgrims traveling from afar are strongly advised to arrive the day before Friday’s pre-dawn rendezvous and step-off; i.e., they do well to arrive Thursday afternoon or evening.

Arrival Points & Accommodations page for pilgrim-friendly accommodations near the step-off location Friday.)

Early-bird shuttle service

For pilgrims arriving & departing by air or rail, and — for those driving — in order to retrieve their vehicles at the conclusion of the pilgrimage, a shuttle is provided Thursday only to the step-off location & accommodations in Lake George Village.

See this page for details.

Those expecting to use the shuttle must submit their request by September 21, in order to guarantee transport.

Click here to submit your or your travel-party’s shuttle request.

Early-bird check-in

Every pilgrim without exception must check-in upon arrival — whether Thursday afternoon or evening, or early Friday morning.

There are two opportunities to check-in on Thursday, and only one very early Friday morning.

  • a.   At 16:30 – approx. 20:30 hours Thursday early-bird check-in commences at the Lake George Battleground Campground, in front of the public restrooms in the Lake George Battleground Campground, behind the monument to St. Isaac Jogues.

Click here for directions to the Campground, or see the map below. (N.B. The times listed on the linked directions do not apply to this year’s pilgrimage.)

  • b.   At 21:00 – 22:30pm hours Thursday check-in continues at Cramer’s Point Motel & Cottages.

Click here for directions to Cramer’s Point, or see the map below. (N.B. The times listed on the linked directions do not apply to this year’s pilgrimage.)

At 22:30 hrs (10:30pm) check-in personnel retire for the night … and so should all other pilgrims!

  • c.   Any pilgrim arriving after 22:30 (10:30pm) Thursday must check-in 05:45 Friday morning at the rendezvous location; the parking lot at the “Million Dollar Beach”.

Schedules

2.   Friday, day-1 — rendezvous of all pilgrims, last-minute walk-on registration, and check-in

05:45 – all pilgrims rendezvous at the “Million Dollar Beach” parking lot directly at the Lake of the Blessed Sacrament, (re)forming-up with their brigades.

  • Pilgrims who have not registered in advance — called “walk-ons” — must register with organizers, pay the walk-on rate registration fee ($150/pilgrim), and then also immediately check-in before joining their brigades.
  • Pilgrims who have registered in advance but arrived late Thursday and were unable to check-in early must also quickly check-in with organizers at this time.
  • Immediately upon completion of walk-on registration and last-minute check-in all pilgrims must join up with their waiting brigades.

06:30 – last call to all pilgrims to “repair to the standard” of their brigades

06:45 – pilgrims depart parking lot, processing to holy Mass

07:15 – holy Mass at the monument to St. Isaac Jogues

08:45 – (viz., immediately upon conclusion of Mass) breakfast directly behind the Mass site, in the lower campsite, Lake George Battleground Campground

09:15 – blessing of the banners, and a few words about brigade life

09:45 – step-off!

(Besides lunchtime, there are two rest-stops in the morning and the afternoon.)

TO BE ANNOUNCED: a milestone 22nd anniversary event

18:00 – arrival at day-1 bivouac

18:15 – suppertime, washing & blister care, etc.

21:30 sharp – lights out!

3.   Saturday, day-2

04:45 – wake-up call!

05:30 – holy Mass; breakfast immediately follows

07:15 – step-off

(Besides lunchtime, there are two rest-stops in the morning and the afternoon.)

18:15 – arrival at day-2 bivouac

18:30 – suppertime, washing, blister care, etc.

20:15 – talent show!

21:30 sharp – lights out!

4.   Sunday, day-3

04:45 – wake-up call!

05:30 – breakfast (no morning Mass)

06:15 – step-off

12:00 – lunchtime & first opportunity for newcomer pilgrims to join the column

    NO STROLLERS may join up at this rendezvous point.

14:00 – second opportunity for newcomer pilgrims to join the column at Ft. Hunter

    Families & seniors of the modified Pilgrimage also re-join the column at this time.

14:45 – arrival at Shrine of Our Lady’s Martyrs, Auriesville

14:50 – 15:10 – short procession and quiet veneration of the Martyrs’ in the Ravine: St. René Goupîl’s burial place (a milestone 21st anniversary event)

15:15 – crowning Mass in the Coliseum of the Martyrs of New France

For more information about Sunday’s events only, please click here.

Pilgrimage for Restoration

2018 A.D.

— 23rd annual —

Friday – Sunday
28-30 September

A traditional walking pilgrimage

from the Lake of the Blessed Sacrament
at Lake George Village, NY

to the Shrine of Our Lady’s Martyrs of New France
at Auriesville, NY

Come to restore. The rest will come.