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 —  Early-bird arrival & check-in

All pilgrims are strongly advised to arrive the day before Friday’s pre-dawn rendezvous and step-off; i.e., they do better by far to arrive no later than late Thursday afternoon.

Early-bird 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 — 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 4:30pm – approx. 10:30pm 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.)

{google_map}Battleground Campground 2224 State Route 9, Lake George, NY 12845{/google_map}

  • b.   At Thursday check-in continues 9:30pm – 10:30pm at Cramer’s Point Motel & Cottages.

Click here for directions to Cramer’s Point, or see the map below.

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

{google_map}Cramer’s Point Motel 3382 Lake Shore Dr, Lake George, NY 12845-6620{/google_map}

  • c.   Any pilgrim arriving after 10:30pm Thursday must check-in 5:30 Friday morning at the rendezvous location; the parking lot at the “Million Dollar Beach”.



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

5:30am – 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.

06:10 – last call to all pilgrims to “repair to the standard” of their brigades

06:15 – pilgrims depart parking lot, processing to holy Mass

06:30 – holy Mass at the monument to St. Isaac Jogues

08:15 – (viz., immediately upon conclusion of Mass) breakfast directly behind the Mass site, in the lower campsite, Lake George Battleground Campground

09:00 – prayers of the itinerary, and blessing of the banners

09:20 – step-off!

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

18:00 hrs – 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 the noon rendezvous point.

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

    1. Families & seniors of the modified Pilgrimage also re-join the column at this time.
      STROLLERS WELCOME to join up at the rendezvous point in Ft. Hunter.

    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 23rd 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.