Schedule (Jan 25 - Jan 29, 2017)
|4:00 - 5:15pm||Arrival/bus loading|
|5:15 - 6:45pm||Welcome and Mass|
|6:45 - 7:15pm||Departure|
|TBD||Depart from satellite locations across the Archdiocese of St. Louis|
|TBD||Arrive in Washington DC and check into the hotel. Evening programming held in the hotel.|
|8:00 - 10:00pm||Evening programming and adoration|
|10:00 - 11:00pm||Confession|
|8:45 - 10:15am||Welcome and Mass|
|12:00 - 3:00pm||Rally and March for Life|
|7:00pm||Doors open for evening programming|
|7:25 - 9:15pm||Evening Programming|
|9:15 - 10:30pm||Confession|
|Time: TBD||Arrive in St. Louis at satellite launch locations|
A trip is simply traveling from one place to another, but a pilgrimage is a journey of spiritual significance that is made in prayer to a location of religious importance. Most pilgrimages are done in faith to achieve healing, answer questions, or receive some spiritual benefit. One benefit we hope to gain is a world that will value the dignity of all human life from conception to natural death and to believe in our Lord, Jesus Christ.
8th grade groups must have at least one, and no more than two chaperones for every six 8th graders.
High school groups must have at least one and no more than two chaperones for every eight high school teens.
(Revised on Oct 14th, 2015: The info above regarding high school teens used to read “no more than two chaperones for every high school teen.” This was an error. The info above is correct.)
The programming for the high school and 8th grade tracks will be held in the ballrooms of the Crystal Gateway hotel.
This year groups may use the buses for one drop on Saturday, Jan. 28th after your group has loaded their luggage onto the bus at the hotel.
This can vary from group to group! Keep in mind that participants will need to purchase food, metro tickets and have money for any additional touring stops your group may make. Here is a link to the metro website for pricing: http://www.wmata.com/
Yes. The two hotels are connected via an underground shopping plaza.
Yes. The Crystal Gateway Hotel has two main towers. As much as possible, one will be male and one will be female. The Crystal City Hotel is one tower. Genders will be separated by floors, as much as possible.
Yes, the chaperones will be as close as possible to the teens, of the same gender from your group. Because teens will be split by gender, it is imperative that each group bring chaperones of each gender.
- QuadMost Popular
- 4 or 5 People To A Hotel Room
- 3 People To A Hotel Room
- 2 People To A Hotel Room
- 1 Person To A Hotel Room
*Singles and Doubles are available on a limited, first come first served basis. Quads and Triples have priority to hotel rooms with two double beds. Paying the “Double” rate does not guarantee 2 beds in a room.
*Online group registration opens at 10:00am on October 6th, 2016. A $50 deposit per participant will be due on October 20th. Your final payment is calculated based on the room list and final numbers that you will provide us no later than December 5th.