Supporting the Pilgrims on Their Journey

Youth Pilgrimage 2017, Italy

The Youth Pilgrim Class (our 10th and 11th graders) has two final fund-raisers for our holy pilgrimage to London, Canterbury, and Northern France. The 14 pilgrims, their adult leaders, and Fr. Jacob will leave, after celebrating Holy Eucharist at St. Peter’s, on June 24 to experience spiritual growth, and to gain the conviction that comes from walking the actual paths of the saints who spread the gospel and built the foundations we now know. We will celebrate shared Eucharists in special places, visit beautiful cathedrals and abbeys, and flesh out the knowledge gained through our three years of study of saints, self, prayer, spiritual journaling, history, and cultural appreciation.

An ancient tradition of holy pilgrimage is to “take prayers” from family, friends, and parish members to offer at the holy sites to which the pilgrims journeyed. Family and friends helped the pilgrims pay for their sacred journeys, so the pilgrims offered their prayers in return. We want to take your prayers to offer to God when we pray at the various holy sites we will visit, given that YOU all have, in large part, made this pilgrimage possible for St. Peter’s wonderful teens. Please email Director of Youth Formation at lholt@st-peters.org with any prayers you would like us to offer at Canterbury Cathedral, Mont St. Michel, Chartres Cathedral, and Notre Dame in Paris. We are very much looking forward to taking you with us through your prayers.

This Sunday we’re selling homemade chili – traditional, vegetarian, and white chicken chili – for $10 per quart after both services. On March 16, we will have our major fund-raiser, our Saint Pierre’s Spaghetti Dinner plus Silent Auction and two fun raffles. Join us for great fellowship for the family with table service by the pilgrims themselves.

Thank you for walking this journey with us and for the incredible support you provide. We will pray for all of you as we are walking, and would love to pray specific prayers for you, too.