Daily Schedule

This plan provides a day-by-day outline of the pilgrimage.

Purpose
The purpose of this pilgrimage is to do penance for our sins and for the sins of our nation.

Basic overview
The pilgrimage begins at 6am on June 2, 2016 with Mass at St. Mary’s Church in Barnesville, Maryland. The pilgrims walk to the C&O canal a few miles away and follow the C&O canal into Washington, DC, arriving at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in the afternoon on June 4.

Daily schedule
(Note: times may be dependent on weather and walking speed)

Thursday, June 1 (first day of pilgrimage)

5:00 am Rise. Pack gear in van.
6:00 am Sung Mass at St. Mary’s Church in Barnesville, Maryland.
7:15 am Breakfast.
7:45 am Depart for Monocacy River Aqueduct on C&O canal. (mile marker 42)
12:00 pm 45 min lunch break at White’s Ferry on C&O canal (mile. 35.5).
5:00 pm Arrive at McKee-Besher Wildlife Management Area(Sycamore Landing Road, mile 27). Ride by van to Marsden track campsite. Dinner at campsite.


Friday, June 2 (second day of the pilgrimage)

5:30 am Rise. Pack gear in van.
6:00 am Low Mass at campsite.
7:15 am Breakfast.
7:45 am Load up in van/ride to mile 27 and continue pilgrimage.
12:45 pm 45 min lunch break at Swain’s Lock (mile 16.5).
5:00 pm Arrive at Marsden Tract campsite. Eat dinner.

Saturday, June 3 (last day of pilgrimage)

4:30 am Rise.
5:00 am Breakfast/tear down campsite.
6:30 am Continue Pilgrimage.
11:45 am 1 hour lunch break at Georgetown Waterfront Park (D.C.). Meet up with any pilgrims wishing to join.
1:45 pm Arrive at St. Matthew’s Cathedral.
3:00 pm Reach Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Sing the Te Deum.
5:30 pm Solemn High Mass at the Basilica.