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The Pilgrimage

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From Joseph to Mary to Jesus.

From Shrine to Shrine (National Shrine of St. Joseph at Old St. Joseph Church on the campus of St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, WI), the Walk to Mary winds approximately 21 miles from De Pere, WI, along the banks of the Fox River and the Niagara Escarpment to the town of Champion, WI.  This one-of-a-kind Pilgrimage proves to be a physical and spiritual test in perseverance for nearly everyone.  The route has been customized into segments to suit your comfort and ability.  You can easily join-in at any join-in point along the way.  Starts at Old St. Joseph Church at 7am.

Walk to Mary MAY 4, 2019

Walk to Mary
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Break Area

Porta-potties, first aid, and water refill stations available every 1.5-2 miles along the entire route.

14 Miles JOIN IN

St Peter and Paul Join In Point
710 N Baird St, Green Bay, WI 54302

21 Miles START POINT

Old St. Joseph Church
St. Norbert College
123 Grant St. De Pere WI 54115

2 Miles Walk With Children START

Starts at Van Lanen Rd Intersection. Pilgrims park at the shrine and are bused to starting point.

Parking Information

NO PARKING available at St. Norbert College for event. ALL PARKING for event must be at Humana Office Complex.

Shuttle Bus

Shuttle bus will transport pilgrims from Humana to Old St. Joseph Church.

Shuttles run from 5:30am - 6:45am.

7 Miles JOIN IN / LUNCH

Holy Cross Join In Point
3009 Bay Settlement Rd, Green Bay, WI 54311

End Point

National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help
4047 Chapel Dr. Champion, WI

Shuttle Bus

For safety reasons, a shuttle bus will transport pilgrims across Highway 57 to a point at approximately the intersection of Van Lanen Rd and Hemlock Rd.

Break Area

Porta-potties, first aid, and water refill stations available every 1.5-2 miles along the entire route.

Break Area

Porta-potties, first aid, and water refill stations available every 1.5-2 miles along the entire route.
See Route Map

The pilgrimage ends at the shrine,
but starts in your heart.

The pilgrimage ends at the shrine,
but starts in your heart.

Join-In Points

The route is divided into four segments, representing the four mysteries of the rosary. For pilgrims who cannot walk the entire distance you have options to start the pilgrimage at any of the “JOIN IN” points along the way!

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National Shrine of St. Joseph, Old St Joseph Church, St. Norbert College, De Pere WI
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Join in at St. Peter and Paul Parish, Green Bay WI
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Join in at Holy Cross Parish, Green Bay WI
0 Miles Walk With the Children
Intersection of Van Lanen Road, must get shuttled to this location.
0 FINISH
National Shine of Our Lady of Good Help, Champion WI

If you join the pilgrimage at any of the “JOIN IN” points please make sure you arrive at that point before the other pilgrims arrive.  See the Walking Pace below for estimated arrival times and directions.  If you are “JOINING IN” at Holy Cross Parish, please arrive early to provide enough time to enjoy your lunch before starting the pilgrimage.  If you are “JOINING IN” for the Walk with the Children you must part at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help and take a shuttle bus to the join-in point.

Transportation for Fatigued Pilgrims

Transportation will be made available to assist Pilgrims who struggle to complete the walk. Courtesy vans are available throughout the entire route to pick up, assist, and transport fatigued pilgrims who may be struggling. There will also be a bus following pilgrims the last 7 miles all the way to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help.  Buses are also available to either transport fatigued Pilgrims directly from our lunch location (Holy Cross Parish) to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help or back to the Pilgrim’s starting point.

Walking Pace

Walking at approximately 2.5 miles per hour the Pilgrims should reach the following locations at the approximate times shown.

Location Time Miles to Go Map
START – Old St. Joseph Church 7:15AM 21 miles
St. Peter & Paul 9:30AM 14 miles
Holy Cross Parish LUNCH 12:15PM 7 miles
Van Lanen Rd Intersection (Walk With the Children) 2:45PM 2 miles
National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help 3:50PM 0 miles
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Lunch

A complimentary sandwich style lunch will be provided at Holy Cross Parish overlooking the Bay of Green Bay.
(Approximately the midway point of the pilgrimage.)

Busing & Shuttles

Shuttle buses are available starting at 5:30am – 6:45am from the parking area at Humana Office Complex to Old St. Joesph church on the St. Norbert College campus.   Shuttle buses will be available both before mass and after mass to take you back to your starting point.  Buses will run until approximately 8pm.

Walk to Mary MAY 4, 2019

Walk to Mary
MAY 4, 2019

REGISTER