The road is wide open for pilgrims for the annual Chaplain Kapaun Pilgrimage. Get ready to make the journey to Pilsen in honor of Fr. Kapaun, our venerable Servant of God. We walk to unite our hearts to a great and holy chaplain who is with us every step of the way. May God raise our beloved Fr. Kapaun to holy veneration among the Saints of the Church!
We look forward to making the pilgrimage with you. Don't forget to invite your family, friends and coworkers to join us on this year's pilgrimage!
• 2017 PILGRIMAGE •
Father Kapaun Day: June 4th
More details on the 2017 Pilgrimage to come
THIS PILGRIMAGE CONSISTS OF 4 DAYS, 3 NIGHTS
WITH 60 MILES OF WALKING AND DAILY MASS.
Pilgrims walk during the day and camp at night ending with Mass in Pilsen.
The first day is rigorous, with the following three days being more leisurely.
Those unable to walk or wanting to participate in another way, we are looking for volunteers to assist in many different capacities (food, transportation, camp, etc.)
The walk includes daily Mass and time for confessions. Every 2-3 miles of the walk we pause for Father Kapaun Stations: reflection on different aspects of Fr. Kapaun's life. Portions of the walk are dedicated to group rosaries and silence, while the rest is great time for discussion and meeting new people.
This pilgrimage is made possible by donations. We ask that pilgrims make a small donation to cover food, gas, and other needs, usually in the amount of $10 a pilgrim.
For more information, please contact Fr. Eric Weldon at 316-262-1821 or J.P. and Audrea Brunke at 620-545-7058.
The pilgrimage ends with the celebration of Mass at 3:00 pm,
part of the Father Kapaun Day celebrations in Pilsen.
NOT WALKING? YOU CAN STILL GET INVOLVED!
In 2015, a special section was added for spiritual support, a way to impact the pilgrimage and the pilgrims through prayer. Some of the suggested ways are through fasting, rosaries, and Mass intentions. This pilgrimage is only made possible through prayerful support.
About 140 participated in the seventh annual pilgrimage from Wichita to St. John Church in 2013. To see photos and video from 2014, click here.