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Come join us for our 20th Annual St. Isidore’s
Mother Cabrini

In honor of The Curé of Ars
St. John Vianney

with the intention of an increase in priestly vocations

August 23rd-24th, 2019

Online Registration Link Below

O Lord, grant us many holy priests!

“O how great is the priest! If he realized what he is he would die… God obeys him: he utters a few words and the Lord descends from Heaven at his voice, to be contained within a small host. Without the Sacrament of Holy Orders, we would not have the Lord. Who put him there in the tabernacle? The priest. Who welcomed your soul at the beginning of life? The priest. Who feeds your soul and gives it strength for the journey? The priest. Who will prepare it to appear before God, bathing it one last time in the blood of Jesus Christ? The priest—always the priest. And if the soul should happen to die (as a result of sin) who will raise it up, who will restore its calm and peace? Again the priest. After God, the priest is everything. Only in heaven will he fully realize what he is.
St John Vianney
Dear pilgrims,
Come join us, and our beloved Benedictine Monks, for a 50 mile pilgrimage. We walk from the St. Isidore Catholic Church, located in the plains of Watkins, CO to the shrine of Mother Frances Cabrini, located in the foothills of Golden, CO. This spiritual journey takes place overa 2 day period and begins and ends with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. During the pilgrimage itself, the faithful will have the opportunity for confessions, spiritual direction, meditations, group rosary, and much more.
With my priestly blessings,
Father Dennis McDonald

More information, contact Glen Ocana with any questions at 303-875-5463.

Download, print, and fill out the registration
form below and fax it to us at 303 568-0193
or mail it to us at the address shown on the form.
Cabrini Registration Form
Please return completed
registrations by
Sunday, August 18th
Register Online Here
If registering children, please download, print, and return the
form below filled out and signed by the parents or guardians.
Permission Form to transport minor children

What is a

Throughout the centuries, faithful pilgrims have traveled to Catholic religious sites to pray at the tombs of the saints, to venerate holy relics, to fulfill a pious promise, to embark on a Catholic pilgrimage, or simply to achieve a greater knowledge and appreciation for their faith. Pilgrims walk, meditate, say prayers, rosaries, sing hymns, and have access to spiritual counseling and confession along the way.


Why should I participate?

Almost everyone has a personal reason for going on a pilgrimage. Some hope to receive special spiritual graces, others a bodily cure; some have petitions to present, while others wish to thank God for an answered prayer. A Catholic group traveler benefits from the spiritual guidance of the priest, common prayer, the sharing of experiences, and spiritual joys.

Dear to the hearts of
American Catholics
in many regions of the United  States,
Saint Frances Cabrini,Foundress of the
Missionary Sisters of  the SacredHeart,
patroness of immigrants, was the first
citizen of  theUnited States to be
canonized.  Founding schools,
hospitals and charitable works of
every kind,she would cross the
ocean thirty times,bringing bands
of young Italian Sisters
to North and South America.

History of the Pilgrimage
               This annual pilgrimage is a spiritual
journey to the shrine of Mother Cabrini
at the foot of the Rockies. It is conducted
in honor of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini
for through her powerful intercession
the Catholic faithful in Colorado received
the restoration of the Tridentine Mass
and a magnificent new traditional church,
Saint Isidore Catholic Church and Priory.
In following the footsteps of Mother Cabrini
and invoking the intercession of saints and
martyrs, pilgrims desire that the Catholic
Faith be restored in every dimension
of our lives: our hearts, families,
workplaces, neighborhoods,
cities, dioceses, and nations.

Who is Mother Cabrini?

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Foundress (1850-1917)

How can I participate?

Participation can include walking ANY
portionof the pilgrimage, driving a support
vehicle,assisting in a support position,
helping with themeals or making a donation.
The pilgrim must embark on this journey
with joyful anticipation, willingness
to temporarily separate himself from the
world and to offer himselfin humble service
to one another. A successful pilgrimage
involves a commitment to leave behindone’s
problems and to focus instead on seeking to
learn more about our heavenly Father.

Please return completed registration forms and fee (by Aug. 16th) to the mail slot, collection basket, or mail to: St. Isidore Catholic Church 32100 E. Colfax Service Road Watkins, CO  80137 Questions??  Call Glen Ocana at 303-750-3999

Who: All Catholics invited

What: A 45-mile Pilgrimage

When: August 23-24, 2019

Where: From St. Isidore Church in Watkins to the Mother Cabrini Shrine in Golden, CO

Why: Our intentions are for priestly vocations and as always, to give thanks to Mother Cabrini for her intercession in the completion of our beautiful church.

How: One step at a time, from the plains to the foothills, with love and devotion to Our Lord,uniting our hearts to all His Suffering.

What can I donate?
Bottled water, Gatorade, your time or financial support.


Support Vehicles:

Day 1: Friday, 
August 23rd, 2019
5:00a:     Mass at St. Isidore’s
6:30a:     Depart
9:45a:     Rest stop/snack
11:45a:    Stop for lunch
                (General's park--14.7mi)
4:00p:     Cathedral  of the 
           Immaculate Conception 
5:00p:     Holy Ghost Catholic Church
6:00p:     30th ave & Tejon St
(24.7mi) 7:30p:     Orphanage site—no stop           (Village Inn--27.5mi) 7:45p:     Arrive at Berkely Community
Church (28.0mi) 8:00p: Dinner provided

Food& Drink:

*Breakfast, lunch and dinner 
  will be provided for the pilgrims  for 
  Friday and Saturday. 

*Water, Gatorade, and snacks will 
  be provided and made readily available 
  throughout the pilgrimage.  
  (Donations are needed!!)

Day 2: Saturday, 
August 24th, 2019
6:00a:     Breakfast provided 
           for all pilgrims
7:15a:     Depart
9:30a:     Rest stop/snack at
W. 20th ave & Alison              (MorsePark—33.5mi) 11:15a: Rest stop at Tanglewood Sports Park & Prospect WestTennis Courts (37.0mi) 1:00p:   Stop for lunch at
Colfax/C470 Bridge         (near Memorial Park--40.5mi) 3:00p: Rest stop at base of
Shrine access road (43.75mi) 4:00p:     Arrive at Mother
Cabrini Shrine
bottom of steps-45.44mi) 4:30p: Ascend steps beginning with
Stations of the Cross 5:00p: Arrive at top of steps for
final Devotions   6:30p: Mass at St Isidore Church followed by BBQ
see bottom of this page for priory address
Click here or the image below
for a map of our walk

A number of vehicles will be accompanying the pilgrimage and will be available for those periodically in need of rest, first aid, etc.

Overnight (optional):

On the first night, pilgrims will retire at Berkely Community Church, 3701 W. 50th Ave in Denver. Women will sleep on one level and the men will sleep on another. Bathrooms are available on site, however, showers are not. Pilgrims will need to bring their own sleeping bags, pillows, and toiletries. Bring these items to St. Isidore’s Friday morning. They will be delivered to the overnight location.


*Restroom facilities (port-o-potties) will be available throughout the pilgrimage.

*Pilgrimage booklets will be provided containing prayers, hymns, devotions, meditations, etc.

*Pilgrims are to wear comfortable and modest clothing, according to Catholic standards.

*Minors (under age 18) must be accompanied by a parent or designated chaperone, 21 or older. Parents must complete uthorization/release form (available online) or the minor will not be permitted to attend.

“Dear sons and daughters, pilgrimages of this kind must not be undertaken in the same manner as those accustomed to travel for pleasure, but with that spirit of piety which, in past centuries, shown
forth among the faithful of all classes and races, who knew that... to overcome
the hardships of the journey, was done with the purpose of expiating their
sins with tears of penance, and of asking from God pardon and peace.”
(St. Pius XII)

St. Isidore Church Contact Information:
St. Isidore Church
attn: Fr. Dennis T. McDonald
32100 E. Colfax Svc Rd
Watkins , CO 80137
303.344.9300 - phone
303.568.0193 - fax
St. Isidore Priory Contact Information:
 St. Isidore Priory
 Fr. Dennis T. McDonald, Prior
303-325-7558 phone
 303-568-0193 fax