Register Today for St. Isidore's Annual Mother Cabrini Pilgrimage - Saturday, August 22nd, 2020
This year we will have a one day pilgrimage on the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Saturday, August 22. The pilgrimage will start at a location near the former Our Lady Help of Christians Chapel. We will then walk 15 miles to the Cabrini Shrine, as the first pilgrimage from this chapel was conducted in 1999.
The purpose of the pilgrimage will be to give thanks for the many blessings we have received:
- 50 years of the SSPX
- 25 years of Our Lady Help of Christians Academy
- The blessings we have received from the building of St. Isidore's
- The blessings we have received in this difficult year
Please complete the registration form below to sign up for this year's pilgrimage. The registration deadline is Sunday, August 16th.
A paper version of this registration form can be found on the table in the vestibule of the church, or may be downloaded here.
For those who complete a paper registration form or who would like to make a donation to this year's pilgrimage, please use the online payment link below:
Information and Preparatory Recommendations for Pilgrims
Everyone is to be dropped off at Scheitler Recreation Center parking lot on 5031 W 46th Ave, Denver, CO 80212, by 6:00 am. There will be breakfast available at Berkeley Lake Park, which is adjacent to the Recreation Center. The pilgrimage will begin at 6:30 am sharp.
There will be a support team to assist taking vehicles from the pilgrimage start point to the pilgrimage end point, shortly after the pilgrims are dropped off at 6 am. Those who would like to be able to drive their cars from the pilgrimage end point to St. Isidore’s, after the pilgrimage is over, should drive their vehicles to the southwest end of the Woolly Mammoth Park-N-Ride lot located at 18560 US-40, Golden, CO 80401. (~15 minute drive).
After the vehicles are parked at the Woolly Mammoth lot, the shuttle vans will transport the drivers to where the Pilgrimage is currently walking so that they can join up with everyone else. The shuttle vans will leave shortly after announcements are made from the starting location (~6:45 AM). Please ensure someone is able to stage the vehicle during this time as there are no other planned opportunities for vehicle shuttling.
Food and Drink
Breakfast burritos, Lunch, Dinner and snacks are provided on the day of the Pilgrimage. (PLEASE NOTE: Each of the meals will have gluten free options.)
Water, Gatorade, and a variety of snacks (granola bars, fruit, etc.) will be provided throughout the Pilgrimage – NO NEED TO CARRY YOUR OWN WATER
HYDRATE before and during the Pilgrimage – Colorado is a dry climate, with low humidity. You may not notice that you are losing fluids, but you are – so it is very important to drink plenty of replenishing liquids!
Sun and Altitude
Colorado’s elevation and relatively thin air mean that the sun’s rays are very powerful here. Shading hats are recommended, and don’t forget the sunscreen! (The church supplies a variety of sunscreen products for those who may need them.)
If you discover that you are experiencing headaches, dizziness, or nausea, you may be feeling the effects of the higher elevation. Please be sure to visit a support vehicle for assistance right away if you notice any of these symptoms.
HYDRATE before and during the Pilgrimage
Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring several pairs of good socks.
Blister prevention products – foot powder, moleskin, blister bandaids, etc. – may be helpful, as the majority of the Pilgrimage route is on pavement. (The church supplies a variety of foot prep/blister prevention items for those who may need them.)
Don't try to break in new or trendy shoes during the Pilgrimage - they will break you in!
You may want to bring rain gear, as afternoon showers are not uncommon in Colorado.
Leggings or bike shorts under your clothing are highly recommended! (Anti-chafing products may also be helpful!)
HYDRATE before and during the Pilgrimage
A number of vehicles (primarily 15-passenger vans) will be accompanying the Pilgrimage and will be available for those periodically in need of rest, cooling down, catching up, etc. These vehicles will be identified by their “Mother Cabrini Pilgrimage” signs.
Support vehicles have radios which broadcast the Pilgrimage conferences, prayers, songs, etc., so don’t be hesitant to take advantage of them if you are in need – you will still be able to fully participate in Pilgrimage activities.
Support vehicles are stocked with first aid kits (acetaminophen, ibuprofen, aspirin, bandages, etc.) and water, and have contact numbers for all Pilgrimage support personnel.
Other Items of Note
Restroom facilities (port-o-potties) will be available throughout the pilgrimage.
Pilgrimage booklets will be provided, containing prayers, hymns, devotions, meditations, etc.
Pilgrims are to wear comfortable and modest clothing, according to Catholic standards. (Ladies in skirts that cover the knee and men in pants.)
Day pilgrims are welcome to join the pilgrimage at any point along the route.
Minors (under age 18) must be accompanied by a parent or designated chaperone, 21 or older. Parents must complete authorization/release form (available here) or the minor will not be permitted to participate.
*** SPECIAL NOTE FOR PARENTS OF SMALL CHILDREN ***
The Pilgrimage route takes us through populated areas, some with a high volume of traffic. Please keep your children with you at all times, and take special care to keep them from the edge of traffic flow.
For more information, contact [email protected]