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Prairie pilgrimages include: Reward July 7, St. Laurent on July 15-16, and Mt. Carmel July 21

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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

Our Lady of Sorrows Grotto at the shrine site at the historic Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Blumenfeld, SK.

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:

Grosswerder Pilgrimage June 13

St. Anthony Church, Grosswerder, SK

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

The historic Holy Rosary Church at Reward, SK. is the site of an annual pilgrimage, as well as Masses throughout the summer season.

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

Statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel atop the Shrine site north of Carmel, SK.

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.

Monday, July 15
2 p.m.  – 4 p.m. – Charismatic Prayer (log church)
6 p.m. – Penitential Celebration
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Priests available for confessions
7 p.m. -7:25 p.m. – Marian devotion, Rosary
7:30 p.m. – Mass / candlelight procession
9:130 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Private adoration (log church)
Tuesday, July 16 
9 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Pipe ceremony/Mass in Cree (pieta)
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon – Mass in French (grotto)
1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Mass in English, Anointing of Sick


Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine – the Grotto at the site at St. Laurent, SK.

Thursday, August 15 
3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Adoration (grotto)
6 p.m. – 6:45 pm – Guest speaker
6:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. – Marian prayer / Rosary  (grotto)
6:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Priests available for confession
7:30 p.m. – Mass and candlelight procession
Sunday, September 8
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Marian prayer / rosary
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Priests available for confessions
7 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Mass and candlelight presentation
8:30 p.m. – Birthday cake and coffee
(Please bring a long stemmed rose to present to Mary before Mass – roses can also be purchased on site)

For information, see: or phone Blessed Sacrament Parish in Duck Lake, SK at (306) 467-2003.


Rama Pilgrimage August 14-15

Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine at St. Anthony Church, Rama, SK

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:

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





Other pilgrimages in Archdiocese of Regina

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Other pilgrimages in the Eparchy of Saskatoon

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Stewardship Conference in Saskatoon – June 6-8

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Everyone is welcome to attend this inspiring and informative conference to be held in Saskatoon June 6-8, sponsored by the Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon.

The theme of the 8th Bi-Annual Western Canadian Catholic Stewardship Conference (WCCSC)  is “Go Make A Difference!”

Speakers include:

Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto

Emilie Callan, of Salt+Light Catholic Media Foundation – one of the Canadian delegates to the recent Synod on Youth held at the Vatican

Bishop Bryan Bayda, CSsR, of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon

Tracy Earl Welliver, Catholic author, speaker, consultant, and Gallup-certified Strengths coach with over 25 years experience in parish ministry –

The WCCSC is an opportunity for representatives of each diocese and parish community from across the country to come together to share and be inspired to embrace and lead stewardship within the life of our Canadian Catholic Church.

Dioceses and parishes across Canada are encouraged to send clergy, development, communication and stewardship personnel, diocesan and parish administration and pastoral staff and lay leaders to the June 2019 Conference in Saskatoon.

There will be something of interest for everyone. This will be a conference to connect pastors, lay leaders and diocesan and parish staff.

Find out more at:

The goal: to help participants encounter Jesus Christ and inspire them to carry on his mission of making disciples. This is a weekend of encounter and transformation for all members of the church: Bishops and Pastors, PLD’s, parish leadership and laity.

The schedule: The Conference kicks off June 6 with a pre-conference day devoted to Annual Appeals as well as a track exclusively designed for Clergy.  The Cathedral of the Holy Family at 123 Nelson Road (corner of Attridge Drive and Forestry Farm Park Drive) will host the opening Mass as well as a “Saskatchewan tasting” reception and Cathedral tours before the conference moves to the Sheraton Cavalier in downtown Saskatoon. Friday and Saturday will include inspiring talks from a growing list of dynamic speakers covering all facets of Stewardship from fund development to communications to the every-day stewardship that should be our very way of life.

To Register, visit the conference website at and get in on an Early Bird discount which is open until March 1st, 2019.

Registration, Hotel and General Conference Information and Inquiries: please e-mail: or call (306) 659-5849.