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Pilgrimage 2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013

   more than 100 days away

St. Thomas the Apostle

   Registration closes: March 21, 2013

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Plan Now

Now in its fourth year and bigger and better than ever. Plan today to join us on March 23, 2013 for the CYM Pilgrimage: Faith (lived).

We hope to gather at least one thousands youth, young adults, and families this year as we walk the city streets of Wilmington with Bishop Malooly, carrying the Pilgrimage Cross from parish to parish. Plans include opening prayer, a concert with John Angotti, the chance to celebrate Reconciliation, to kneel before the Blessed Sacrament, experience the Stations of the Cross, and (new this year) stop by St. Francis Hospital for a special blessing of the patients.

Service Project

All participants are asked to bring a new pair of children's shoes and socks (size 4-6) and/or socks. These items will be carried by pilgrims until we reach St. Anthony's, where they will be placed at the foot of the cross. Last year we collected more than 600 pairs of shoes and socks. This year's goal: to provide shoes for 1,000 young people. Please join us in meeting this goal.

Online Registration

This year all registration is online. No forms to download. Click the Register button above (or click here) and use the online system to register yourself, your family, or your entire group. Please have the names of those in your group handy as they are required for registration. Registration for Priests can be found online as well. 

A limited number of scholarships are available. Please complete this form and submit it no later than March 1, 2013.

To Plan Your Participation

We have tried to make participating as easy as possible. You can download the complete Pilgrimage Planning Guide (PPG) or just the necessary pages (below). Included in this guide (and as seperate downloads) is the parking guide, general overview, information about our entertainer, a schedule and a map, and more. 

Concert with John Angotti

The lunchtime concert with John Angotti is not an experience you will soon forget. John's soulful gospel voice and his energy for his faith is contagious. A native of West Virginia, John has been writing songs and singing since his early childhood. During the Pilgrimage, John will lead us in prayer in the morning, give a concert during lunch (leaving time to celebrate Reconcliation if you would like), and then participate with us in evening liturgy. To learn more about John, see his website. To see a performance, check out this video.

Cross Request

To start your Pilgrimage today, consider hosting the cross at your parish or school and this resource packet to help think of prayers and activities. Use this link to make your request. 


See the related pages below or click here to check out all the great resources for this year's Pilgrimage. We have information on how to host the cross to a step by step guide for Reconciliation and Eucharistic Adoration. 

Now On YouTube: 2013 Promo Video