Schedule – Thursday, and Friday to Sunday

See the pilgrimage blog for updates — and pretty much every helpful detail you wish AND NEED to know.

INFORMATION (below) ON THIS PAGE DOES NOT YET REFLECT ALL PLANS FOR PILGRIMAGE 2023. Check back later and check the pilgrimage blog for what you need to know in advance about the schedule.

1. Thursday, day-0 —  Arrival and shuttle service

See the arrival page, about where and when to arrive, and how to utilize the shuttle service Thursday.

2. Thursday, day-0 —  Check-in

Every pilgrim must check-in Thursday* at Wood Park, 17 W Brook Rd – Lake George Village, and is strongly advised to arrive there Thursday evening before 7:00; i.e., before sundown. Wood Park is the rendezvous & step-off location in 2023.
* The exceptional late-comer Friday morning can be checked-in before dawn, but in haste, and risks missing holy Mass, breakfast, and/or step-off.

Early-bird arrival and shuttle service

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

See the webpages under the “Arrive” pull-down menu 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 — Thursday afternoon or evening.


In 2023 there is only one opportunity and place to check-in: Wood Park at 17 W Brook Rd, Lake George Vlg.

  • Pilgrims no longer meet at the Lake George Battleground Campground.
  • There is NO check-in in 2023 at Cramer’s Point Motel & Cottages.
  • At 10:00pm check-in personnel retire for the night … and so should all pilgrims!
  • Any pilgrim arriving after 10:0pm Thursday must check-in at 5:00 Friday morning at Wood Park.

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

5:00am – all pilgrims rendezvous at the “Million Dollar Beach” parking lot directly at the Lake of the Blessed Sacrament, (re)forming-up with their brigades before 6:00am.

  • Pilgrims who have not registered in advance — called “walk-ons” — must register with organizers, pay the walk-on rate registration fee ($175/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.

05:40 – last call to all pilgrims to “repair to the standard” of their brigades
05:55 – pilgrims depart Wood Park, processing to holy Mass
06:15 – holy Mass at the monument to St. Isaac Jogues
08:00 – (viz., immediately upon conclusion of Mass) breakfast – Wood Park
08:50 – prayers of the itinerary, and blessing of the banners
09:15 – step-off!
(Besides lunchtime, there are two rest-stops in the morning and the afternoon.)
18:00 hrs – arrival at day-1 bivouac18:15 – 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 the noon rendezvous point.

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

    STROLLERS WELCOME to join up at the rendezvous point in 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 28th 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.