From June to September, pilgrimages are held at beloved Catholic sites across the Prairies. Communities and visitors gather together to worship, sing, pray, and socialize during these events.
Among these annual pilgrimage events are:
Blumenfeld Pilgrimage – June 9
Our Lady of Sorrows Shrine and Sts. Peter and Paul Church
The annual Pilgrimage to the Blumenfeld & District Historical Site was held on Sunday, June 9, 2019.
Throughout the summer, the historic Sts. Peter and Paul Church will be open to visitors on Sunday afternoons from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.. The Blumenfeld Pilgrimage Site is located 16 km south and 6 km east of Leader just off Hwy 21. For more details see: http://blumenfeldheritage.jigsy.com
Grosswerder Pilgrimage June 13
Pilgrimage to St. Anthony Church Grosswerder, SK– Annual Procession and Mass will be held June 13, on the Feast Day of St. Anthony of Padua, with the procession starting at 6:30 p.m. and the Mass at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome! For more information contact St. Mary’s Parish in Macklin, SK, (306) 753-2063.
Reward Pilgrimage July 7
Holy Rosary Shrine and Church
The Annual Holy Rosary Shrine Pilgrimage will be held on Sunday, July 7, with Mass at 4:00 p.m. The historic Holy Rosary Church and Shrine is located 3 kilometres south of the hamlet of Reward, SK.
There will once again be Summer Masses held at the Holy Rosary Shrine Church at Reward, Sask. Masses will be celebrated on Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on the following dates: June 8, June 22, July 14, August 3, August 17, August 31, and September 14. (Please note that here will be NO Saturday Evening Masses at St. Peter’s Church in Unity on any of those weekends.)
Mount Carmel Pilgrimage July 21
Mount Carmel Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, SK will be held Sunday, July 21, 2019
- 9:30 a.m. an Hour with Mary (Marian hymns, Rosary, Sacrament of Reconciliation);
- 10:45 a.m. an Hour with God’s family, including Sunday Eucharist at 10:45 a.m. and blessing of the fields;
- 12:00 noon – an Hour with our family lunch and quiet time with the Blessed Sacrament; and finally at 1:30 p.m.
- 1:30 p.m. – an Hour with the Lord (hymns, Stations of the Cross, procession with the Blessed Sacrament, Blessing of the Sick).
The picturesque Mount Carmel pilgrimage site is located about 5.2 km north of Carmel, SK (west of Humboldt).
St. Laurent Pilgrimage July 15-16 / Aug. 15 / Sept. 8
140th Annual Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine at St. Laurent, SK (north east of Duck Lake), with pilgrimage events July 15-16, on Aug. 15 and Sept. 8, 2019. The Shrine is located 12 km directly east of Duck Lake on grid road; or take the road from the statue landmark on Highway 11.
Throughout the summer from July 7 to Sept. 1, weekday Mass will be celebrated at the historic shrine at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Mass at 4 p.m.
For information, see: www.padiocese.ca/st-laurent-shrine or phone Blessed Sacrament Parish in Duck Lake, SK at (306) 467-2003.
Rama Pilgrimage August 14-15
Rama Pilgrimage – The 78th annual Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes at St. Anthony Church, Rama, SK will be held Aug. 14 and 15, 2019. Events begin Wednesday, Aug. 14 on the Vigil of Mary’s Assumption with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at the Grotto at 2:45 p.m. and Stations of the Cross at 3:15 p.m. Supper will be available at 4:30 p.m. for $13 each, but must be booked before Aug. 2 by calling (306) 593-6120. At 6 p.m Aug. 14 Hymns of Praise to Mary will be presented, with confessions from 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., and Celebration of the Eucharist at 8:00 p.m. with Archbishop Donald Bolen. There will also be living rosary, candlelight procession and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
The Rama pilgrimage continues on the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Thursday, Aug. 15, with 8:30 a.m. morning devotional prayers to Mary in Polish, 9:00 a.m. Mass in Polish, 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy in the Byzantine Rite, and then at 11:45 a.m. final Mass with celebrant Archbishop Donald Bolen, with anointing of the sick and aged, blessing of religious articles, etc. For more information see: www.RamaShrine.ca
NOTE: A bus from Saskatoon and Humboldt to the Rama Pilgrimage will be available on Wednesday, Aug. 14, leaving St. Patrick Church, 3339 Centennial Crescent, Saskatoon at 10:00 a.m., with a second pickup at Market Mall, Saskatoon, and a stop in Humboldt to pick up additional passengers. Cost is $25 each (cash only). Contact Mila Bernacles at (306) 664-3695 if you wish to book a seat on the 56-passenger bus. (Remember to pack a lunch. If you wish to book a $13 chicken supper at the pilgrimage, call Mary at (306) 593-6120 before Aug. 2, 2019.)
Pro-Life Millennium Cross Pilgrimage August 25
19th Annual Pilgrimage to the Pro-Life Millennium Cross will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 25, 2019, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Keynote speaker is Cathy LaFleche, Executive Director, Saskatoon Pregnancy Options Centre. The pilgrimage includes praying of the Rosary, pro-life displays, and a hot dog concession (by donation). Bring your rosary and lawn chairs. The 100-foot Pro-Life Millennium Cross is located 10 km northeast of Aberdeen, SK on Highway 41. For more information see www.prolifemillenniumcross.ca
Other pilgrimages in Archdiocese of Regina
Other pilgrimages in the Eparchy of Saskatoon