LOGISTICS AND ACCOMMODATION

Registrations

All Pilgrims are required to check in at the Registration Desk as soon as they arrive.: Registrations will take place at St Patrick’s Cathedral Hall – 3 Lyons Street South, Ballarat, on Thursday night from 6pm.

  • Have names marked off and pay any outstanding fees
  • Collect event registration wrist bands
  • Have luggage and flags labelled
  • Purchase/pick up a new Primer

If you arrive later, the Registration Desk is open every evening in the main corridor of the overnight venue.

 

Sunday Night – Informal Dinner

The Pilgrimage formally finishes after the 3pm Solemn Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral.
You are invited to the informal Post-Pilgrimage dinner at the Queens Arms Hotel – 25 Russell Street Quarry Hill Bendigo. This has become a pilgrimage tradition and highlight to enjoy good food and fellowship after the Pilgrimage. See you there!

 

Monday Morning – Mass and Brunch

Mass is celebrated in Sacred Heart Cathedral at 9am the following morning, followed by a one last final pilgrim gathering for breakfast at The National Hotel Motel, 182-186 High St, Bendigo, from 10:30am onwards. Prices are $23 per adult, $9 for children 12 years and under.

 

DAY ONE – Friday, 25th October 2013

5.30 am Registration continues – St Patrick’s CathedralBreakfast
6.15 am Announcements in front of Cathedral
6.30 am Prayers & Pilgrims’ Blessing – St. Patrick’s Cathedral
7.15 am Prayers & Pilgrims’ Blessing – St. Patrick’s Cathedral
9.45 am Morning tea at State Forest and Homily
9.45 am Pilgrimage continues (Children’s Chapter session at Creswick)
12.30 pm Solemn Mass – St. Augustine’s Church, Creswick (Votive Mass of the Holy Cross)Lunch – Creswick, St Augustine’s School Hall
3.00 pm Pilgrimage continues
5.00 pm Afternoon tea – Allendale
5.30 pm Pilgrimage continues (Children’s Chapter session at Smeaton)
7.00 pm Overnight Accommodation – Smeaton Bowling Club & Recreation FacilityCampers – Smeaton Primary School OvalDinner – Smeaton Bowling Club Dining Room
9.30 pm Sung Compline – Smeaton Bowling Club Dining Room

DAY TWO – Saturday, 26th October 2013

6.00 am Breakfast – Smeaton Bowling Club Dining Room
7.00 am Pilgrimage continues
9.00 am Morning tea and homily – Creswick Road
9.30 am Pilgrimage continues (Children’s Chapter session at Campbelltown Hall)
11.45 am Solemn Mass – Campbelltown Hall Grounds (Votive Mass of the BVM)Lunch – Campbelltown Hall
1.45 pm Pilgrimage continues
4.30 pm Prayers for the Dead – Sandon CemeteryAfternoon Tea – St Laurence O’Toole Church Grounds, Sandon
5.15 pm Pilgrimage continues (Children’s Chapter session at Newstead)
7.00 pm Overnight Accommodation – Newstead Community CentreCampers – Newstead Football GroundsDinner – Newstead Community Centre Dining Room
8.00 pm Children’s Chapter performanceFormalities
9.30 pm Announcements & Sung Compline – Newstead Community Centre Dining Room

DAY THREE – Sunday, 27th October 2013

6.00 am Breakfast – Newstead Community Centre Dining Room
7.15 am Assemble and Board Bus – Newstead Community Centre
8.00 am Bus drop off – Dirt road junction – Pilgrimage continues
9.30 am Morning tea and homily – Lockwood South Reserve
10.00 am Pilgrimage continues (Children’s Chapter session at Kangaroo Flat)
12.30 pm Lunch – Gateway Rotary Park, Kangaroo Flat
1.45 pm Pilgrimage continues
3.00 pm Solemn Mass of Christ the King, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo