A “typical” walking day

  • 6 am – wake-up and pack up tents
  • 7 am – Mass
  • 7:30 am – breakfast
  • 8:20 am – spiritual input
  • 8:30 am – begin walking
  • 10:15 am – having traveled 5-7 km: morning break
  • 12 noon – having traveled another 5-7 km: lunch
  • 2:30 pm – having traveled another 5-7 km: afternoon break
  • 4 pm – having traveled another 5-7 km: arrive at destination for the day
  • 6 pm – supper
  • 7 pm – spiritual group sharing
  • 11 pm – lights out
  • Total distance – approximately 20-28 km daily

Dates & lodging

  • Day 1 – 20 km – camping at St. Peter’s Church grounds in Oustic
  • Day 2 – 27.5 km – camping at Sciarra’s family home, Caledon
  • Day 3 – 22 km – camping at Valley of Mother of God Monastery
  • Day 4 – 25 km – camping at Gibson Farms, Alliston
  • Day 5 – 28 km – camping at Tiffin Conservation Area (Rainbow Valley Rd.)
  • Day 6 – 26 km – camping at St. Patrick Church, Phelpston
  • Day 7 – 27 km – camping at St. Ignace II (1645 Rosemount Rd.
  • Day 8 – 17 km – arrive at Martyrs’ Shrine in Midland
  • Note – locations are subject to change

Planning Committee

  • Fr. Roger Yaworski, SJ (Spiritual Leadership)
  • Fr. Greg Kennedy, SJ (Spiritual Leadership)
  • Tracy Bolzon
  • Marisa Comacchio-Stradiotto
  • Tanya DeGroot
  • Karen Dysart
  • Sean Farrelly
  • Dino Gagliardi
  • Cindy Greatrex
  • Dave Halfpenny
  • Corinne Kennedy
  • Penny McCabe
  • Vito Porcellato
  • Georgine Willemsma

Contributions

The organizers of the Walking Pilgrimage are most grateful to many volunteers and companies who have given so freely of their time, goods and services.  God bless them all!

Meals & food

A sincere thanks to our gracious volunteers who provide food and prepare meals which nourish us on our journey.

  • Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate Parish, Guelph – Catholic Women’s League
  • Holy Rosary Parish, Guelph – Catholic Women’s League
  • Sacred Heart Church, Guelph – Bazaar Committee
  • St. Joseph’s Parish, Guelph – Knights of Columbus
  • The Italian-Canadian Club, Guelph
  • Zehrs Market, Eramosa Rd., Guelph
  • John & Marcia Stevers – Blue Haven Farm, Rockwood
  • Loyola House, Guelph
  • Hacks, Fisburn

Hospitality

Many thanks to our gracious hosts who welcome us so warmly on our journey.

  • Indeo Family, Oustic
  • Sciarra Family, Caledon
  • Gibson Family, Alliston
  • Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Alliston
  • The Valley of the Mother of God Monastery, Orangeville
  • St. Peter’s Church, Oustic
  • John & Yole Ostetto, Guelph
  • Yeaman Family, Windy Ridge Farm
  • O’Leary Family, Loretto
  • Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority – Tiffin Conservation Area, Utopia
  • St. Patrick’s Parish, Phelpston
  • The Martyrs’ Shrine, St. Ignace II, Midland