Pilgrimages & Retreats


Pilgrimages and retreats are wonderful ways to grow in your Catholic faith. Watch the Bulletin, Facebook and this website for upcoming opportunities hosted by Kaukauna Catholic Parishes and others. Priests and/or deacons typically serve as spiritual leaders in all of our pilgrimages and retreats.

International Pilgrimages

A blessed pilgrimage is being planned to Poland. We are excited to join with Fr. Paul Demuth again for a 12-day
pilgrimage - September 13-24, 2021. 
We will see the wonderful scenery of the countryside, the mountains and beautiful cities, holy shrines and sites of saints, the somber visit to Auschwitz, the capital city of Warsaw, and the birthplace of the Solidarity movement.  
If you are interested in learning more about this pilgrimage, please contact us at 920-759-5351 or [email protected]. You can also check out the website www.procatholictours.com for more details.       

National Pilgrimages
Several years back, we travelled to Conway, Michigan to spend time at the Augustine Center Retreat House, visit the National Shrine of the Cross in the Woods in Indian River, MI, and take part in the annual Labor Day 5-mile walk over the Mackinac Bridge.  We hope to make this journey again in the future.  We had daily Mass, great food and visited wonderful sites. Lasting friendships were made.

Local Pilgrimages
One of our popular local pilgrimages is our annual walk/bike to The Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, Wisconsin. The weekend of September 10-12, 2021, is the 10th annual Feast of the Holy Cross Walking/Biking Pilgrimage. We stay at very nice locations each evening, have great meals, and a support team and porta-potty come with us the entire way. We have prayer services, rosaries, chaplets and daily Masses, including a closing liturgy at the Shrine on Sunday afternoon.  All of this for just $20 per person each day. This annual pilgrimage has created many long-lasting friendships. Join our local Catholic Parishes for a 50-mile life-enriching journey to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, Wi.


In-house Retreats
For the past eight years, Kaukauna Catholic Parishes have been hosting men's and women's weekend retreats, and lives have been changed. We are delighted to offer our new Welcome Retreat (formerly Christ Renews His Parish), at the Elizabeth Ministry Retreat Center on 8th St. in Kaukauna.  Expect to be filled with the Holy Spirit after this two-day experience!  

Please say yes when invited! 


Other retreats and weekends of enrichment  

Consider a completely confidential “Retrouvaille” weekend.
Upcoming weekends:

July 16, 2021 – in Oconomowoc / Call 414-502-7685 or e-mail: [email protected]
Aug. 20, 2021 – Central Wisc. in Wausau area / E-mail: [email protected]
Sept 24, 2021 – Madison area in Green Lake / Call 920-369-8836, or e-mail: [email protected]

Any questions, please contact Deacon Steve at 766-1445