‘Alms for Palms’, or Nobody Goes It Alone

palmer — a pilgrim returning from the Holy Land, palm branches in hand

alms — money or goods given as an act of charity

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Dear Friend,

You might call it “alms for palms”.

For as long as Christians have been making pilgrimage, they have known that no one in the Church goes it alone – ever.

Some go by giving.  Others give by going.

Every pilgrim who returns palm in hand, knows he has gone hand in hand with those who have supported him by prayers and alms.

Whether from home or highway, everyone can participate in the annual Pilgrimage for Restoration.

Pilgrimage without Travel Form

Join your prayers to theirs, and ask fellow pilgrims to remember your intentions along the way.

Or offer alms in return for the ‘palms’ in their hands folded for you in prayer.

It’s easy.

Sponsor a needy pilgrim online for just $80.

Or provide fresh water, food, transportation, first-aid, construction of an altar, etc. in whatever amount you can.

Pilgrimage without Travel Form

You may also donate online using PayPal, starting from the same webpage (above).

To skip the form and go directly to PayPal, click on the “Make a Donation” button at the bottom of the following link.


(Be sure to include a brief note explaining your request.)

Or mail in the following form with a check payable to “NCCL”.

Prayer Request and Sponsorship Form Download

Whether you go by giving, or give by going — thank you!

In the union of prayers,
Greg Lloyd

Pilgrimage Director

610/435-2634 tel
Gregory P. Lloyd, M.A.
Executive Director

National Coalition of Clergy & Laity
621 Jordan Circle, Whitehall PA 18052-7119 USA
“Pray, hope, and don’t worry.” St. Padre Pio


Here are some ways to help pilgrims with the material support they need.

[ ]   Brave Huron Converts give $25 to provide pilgrims fresh water along the way

[ ]   Medics of St. Dr. Rene Goupil give $50 in first aid for weak pilgrims

[ ]  Co-Missioners of St. John de Brebeuf give $75 to help teach children catechism

[ ]  Joseph Chihwatenha’s Christian Warriors give $100 to transport the weary

[ ]  Colleagues of St. Isaac Jogues give $250 to feed & shelter hungry pilgrims

[ ]  Mission Builders of North America give $500 toward the material needs to bring as many as 20 holy Masses* into the wilderness over 4 days

* all liturgical rites in the “extraordinary, traditional Latin-Roman form


Pilgrimage for Restoration.
Come to restore.  The rest will come.

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