Event Info

Hotels

Crystal Gateway Marriott

1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Arlington, VA 22202

Crystal City Marriott

1999 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Arlington, VA 22202

Schedule (Jan 25 - Jan 29, 2017)

Time Description
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
Time Description
TBD Arrive in Washington DC and check into the hotel. Evening programming held in the hotel.
7:30pm Doors open
8:00 - 10:00pm Evening programming and adoration
10:00 - 11:00pm Confession
Time Description
8:30am Doors open
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 Description
All day Touring day concluding with a vigil mass at the National Shrine and departure to St. Louis
7:00pm Mass at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Time Description
Time: TBD Arrive in St. Louis at satellite launch locations

FAQs

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.

This year we will be utilizing two hotels while in DC:

The Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA, 22202

and

Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport
1999 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington VA, 22202

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/

Please click here for hotel dining options!

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.

Pricing

  • Triple
  • $27500
  • 3 People To A Hotel Room
  • Programming
  • Transportation
  • Register
  • Double
  • $33000
  • 2 People To A Hotel Room
  • Programming
  • Transportation
  • Register
  • Single
  • $45000
  • 1 Person To A Hotel Room
  • Programming
  • Transportation
  • Register

*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.