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Catholic Pilgrimages for Youth and Young Adults

Pilgrimage 2015, Shrines of the Jesuit Martyrs and St. Kateri, New York.

        Thursday, July 30 to Friday, August 7, 2015 (including travel dates)

  • Thurs., July 30 - Travel from Imlay City, MI to Lake Eaton State Park, NY, in the Adirondack Mountains
  • Fri., July 31 - Lake Eaton State Park to Lake Durant State Park
  • Sat., August 1- Raquette Lake and canoeing on Blue Lake
  • Sun., August 2- Hike Castle Rock trail and appreciate the view then head over to the Adirondack Museum
  • Mon., August 3- Depart for Indian Lake State campground and canoe to the Islands we will stay on. We have the whole day to explore the lake by canoe.
  • Tues., August 4- Indian Lake State campground to St. Kateri Shrine
  • Wed., August 5- Hike to Jesuit Martyrs' Shrine in Auriesville
  • Thurs., August 6- Cultural Visit Day (Albany?)
  • Friday., August 7- Return trip with stop at Niagara Falls

Total: $1,225, which covers (each point explained lower on this same page):
  • Travel arrangements
  • Participation in all the events of the pilgrimage
  • Additional services from Trailblazers Youth Pilgrimages
Note: a packing list will be provided on the Trailblazers Web Site (under development), included recomended amounts of spending money, based on previous pilgrims' experiences. A tent and hiker's backpack will be necessary.

Travel arrangements
  • Shuttle Vans to New York will be used as transportation

Preparatory events
  • A mandatory 3 day spiritual retreat (Fri-Sun) will be offered prior to the trip, stay tuned for more information
  • Fundraising and some warm-up walking will be very helpful for a successful trip

Additional services from Trailblazers
  • On-site chaplain 24/7
  • 3 day retreat / prep session
  • Christian Prayer book
  • Three Trailblazers t-shirts
  • Trailblazers support staff for
  • Emergency and organizational materials

Fundraising Opportunities
  • Need some assistance getting money for the trip?
  • Volunteer positions are open!
  • Coming in late? Never fear! We will negotiate with individual cases
  • Do you want to participate but have some special financial challenges? Contact us, and Fr. Ward will see how we can help you
List of fundraising events and the dates

Payment schedule:

End of month:




 $     75.00

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 $   100.00

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 $   150.00

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 $   225.00

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 $   350.00

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 $   325.00

 $   200.00

Pilgrim's Page
  • As the days draw near, all information, forms, announcements, packing suggestions, etc., can be found here.
  • (Under construction)

 Contact us: stisaac (@)
(810) 724-1135     *
Mailing Address: Trailblazers Youth Pilgrimages, 700 Maple Vista, Imlay City, MI 48444