steps after completing registration – 2019


TO: Registrants and fellow pilgrims in The Lord

FROM: Greg Lloyd, Director – Pilgrimage for Restoration

Thank you for having submitted the fee & the release of liability or/and the parental authorization of minor children.

Congratulations for completing registration for the 24th annual Pilgrimage for Restoration, Friday-Sunday, 27-29 September 2019.

Step-off in September may seem far off, but it always comes sooner than you think, and there is rarely enough time to prepare. In fact, pilgrimage has already begun, certainly for those praying, and now is the acceptable time to prepare with fellow pilgrims.

Please click on the following hyperlinks for step-by-step guidance to prepare, in numeric order, for the days of pilgrimage.

  1. The Chaplain asks each pilgrim and brigade to offer daily the three-line prayer composed by St. Nicholas of Flüe. Download it from this page of the Pilgrimage blog.
  2. Click here to read a very important & urgent message from Dennis, Mitchell, the Vice-Director charged with organizing shuttle service, car-pools, and transportation all three days of pilgrimage.
  3. Chief of Brigadiers Reuben DeMaster has an important message found here for you and every brigadesman and woman.
  4. Next, click here for an useful message from the Pilgrimage Director, in order to keep yourself up-to-date of developments.
  5. To read about conducting oneself modestly-dressed on pilgrimage, click here.

Click here to read answers to frequently asked questions – FAQs — in general.

Click here for answers to questions specifically about preparing for departure and step-off.

Keep this page bookmarked, since it can be accessed only with a hyperlink/URL supplied to a pilgrim after completing registration.

God grant us the grace of making pilgrimage together worthily.

Gregory Lloyd, M.A.
Pilgrimage Director
Fullerton, Pennsylvania

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

NCCL – 621 Jordan Circle, Whitehall PA 18052-7119 USA

Why must I submit the transportation request form?

The shuttle is provided to enable you to recover your vehicle at the end of the pilgrimage, Sunday afternoon.

In the event you use public transportation (PT), the organizers also will shuttle you to and from the PT terminal.

In every case, plain-pilgrims & pilgrim-organizers need to plan, together, in advance.

Submitting the shuttle request facilitates your transportation in the afternoon or evening on Thursday, September 27, from the Auriesville Shrine to Lake George Village, and again bright & early Friday morning from motel to check-in (which every pilgrim must do) right before Mass and step-off.

Submit the form only after registering and submitting the fee.

message for pilgrim-registrants from the Director, Pilgrimage 2017


TO: Pilgrim-registrants – Pilgrimage 2017

FROM: Greg Lloyd, Director – Pilgrimage for Restoration


A pilgrim is one who prays on The Way to the destination of his prayers.

After registering, what are the first steps of pilgrimage to prepare well for & make the best of the spiritual journey?

  1.   First & foremost, our Chaplains ask each pilgrim & brigade to offer daily the three-line prayer composed by St. Nicholas of Flüe. Find this easy-to-memorize prayer on this page of the Pilgrimage blog.
  2.   To keep abreast of developments and messages to pilgrims, and for helpful practical tips — about things like packing, transportation, camping/lodgings, gear, food, etc. — subscribe to the Pilgrimage blog.
  3.   You can also join the Pilgrimage’s Facebook group.
  4.   Looking for a ride to pilgrimage? Get in on the pilgrims’ forum, and form a car-pool — or make other plans with fellow-pilgrims for brigade life, camps, you name it.
  5.   Would you like your family to learn or practice some of the many songs sung on pilgrimage?

    Click here to request a CD or cassette of the Pilgrimage’s very own Songs of Pilgrimage or the documentary video. Or paste the URL into your browser.

    Listening while you walk (to get your ‘souls’ in shape) or work around the house is a great way to prepare the days of grace.

A blessed pilgrimage!

Gregory P. Lloyd
Director of Pilgrimage
Fullerton, Pennsylvania

      P.S. Please notify me of any change to your planned participation.

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

NCCL – 621 Jordan Circle, Whitehall PA 18052-7119 USA

message for pilgrim-registrants about shuttle service, car-pools, and transportation all 3 days of Pilgrimage 2017


TO: Pilgrim-registrants, Pilgrimage 2017

FROM: Dennis P. Mitchell, R.O. – Transportation-Team – Co. of St. René Goupîl


After completing registration, be sure also to submit the transportation form, to coordinate with organizers your arrival at the pilgrimage starting point Thursday, 28 September, and in order to guarantee retrieval of your vehicle after the final Mass Sunday, October 1.

Even if you or the group you are traveling with intend to keep your vehicle throughout the pilgrimage, we ask you to submit the form, to tell us that.

Please don’t delay. The sooner my colleagues & I know your plans, the sooner your itinerary can be fixed and together we can all help fellow pilgrims looking for rides to the region from ‘all over the map’.

Please also visit the online pilgrims’ forum to interact with fellow pilgrims, including to help those looking to car-pool to the starting-point, and back home.

Lots of pilgrims are looking for rides to step-off. Information you offer to others in the forum, and by submitting the transportation form, can be used to help arrange car-pools.

Please contact me if you have any questions about transportation.

A blessed pilgrimage!

Dennis P. Mitchell
Responsible Officer (R.O.), Transportation-Team
II. Dept. for Logistics – Company of St. René Goupîl
Bangor, Pennsylvania
610/390-9507 mobile

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


NCCL – 621 Jordan Circle, Whitehall PA 18052-7119 USA