The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help Pilgrimage May 16, 2020

As an update to the pilgrimage, the Shrine is intending to be open for our pilgrimage on May 16, 2020. In the event that changes, there will be a virtual pilgrimage arranged at a reduced cost on the same day, May 16, 2020. In addition. a future date for an in-person pilgrimage will be arranged for October 2020. Another pilgrimage in the Spring of 2021 to the Shrine of Christ's Passion in St. John, IN will also be available. Please contact Anastasia Jakubow at 773-979-2830 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions or concerns. Prayers for everyone. May God Bless You All.

This is where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared in the United States. It is a humble, quiet place of refuge, noble in simplicity, located at the core of a  tri-county region in the heart of agricultural country in Northeast Wisconsin. In America, The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help at Champion covers the peace-filled holy ground deemed ‘worthy of belief’ by authority of the Catholic Church, that Mary, the mother of Jesus, appeared. Identifying herself as ‘The Queen of Heaven who prays for the conversion of sinners,’ Mary appeared in October 1859 to a Belgian immigrant woman, Adele Brise, on the grounds of Champion Shrine, when the town was known as Robinsonville.

In December 2010, after a period of prayerful discernment during which he reviewed years of research and investigation by expert Mariologists, The Most Rev. David L. Ricken, Bishop of Green Bay, determined it to be ‘worthy of belief’ that the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Adele Brise.

On August 15, 2016,  The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops declared Champion a ‘National Shrine,’ by formal decree, distinguishing ‘The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help’ as the first and only Catholic Shrine in America with a Church-approved Marian Apparition Site. 

Join us on our pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help on May 16th, 2020.  The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help at Champion, Wisconsin, USA - America's First and Only Church-Approved Marian Apparition Site: Lourdes, Fatima, Guadalupe and Champion all are part of a select group of places worldwide where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared.  

Our Itinerary will include a presentation by Father Edward Looney the leading expert on the Apparition of Our Lady of Good Help and Maureen Pratt award-winning, bestselling author.

Father Edward Looney and Our Lady of Good Help.

Maureen Pratt award-winning, bestselling author.

May 16th, 2020 Itinerary

Champion Shrine grounds include a new prayer and events center, Mother of Mercy Hall, a welcome center, chapel and apparition oratory in the lower level of the oratory, outdoor rosary walk and stations of the cross, a welcome center with Shrine history, a gift shop and the original historic schoolhouse building (where Adele Brise once taught containing meeting gathering rooms and onsite cafe.)

Cost is $48 per person which includes - chartered bus, refreshments, entrance to the National Shrine and all grounds, Mass, lunch, two presentations by renowned speakers, book signing by Father Edward Looney and Maureen Pratt. Here are the book selections by Father Looney. Here are the book selections by Maureen Pratt.

 

Time Event
6:30am Depart from St Juliana Church 
9:30am Arrival & Welcome
9:45am History Talk – Father Edward Looney (Leading Expert on the Apparition of Our Lady of Good Help)
10:30am  Rosary
11:00am Mass
12:15pm  Lunch
1:00pm  Presentation - Maureen Pratt 
2:00pm Visit the grounds, places of prayer and gift shop
3:00pm Depart From Champion, WI
6:30pm Return to St. Juliana Church

If you are interested in going, please contact Anastasia Jakubow at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call 773-979-2830 to reserve your spot now.  Limited seats available. Payment will be required by May 8th. Payment can be dropped off or mailed to the Parish Office . Cash or checks are accepted. Please make checks payable to St Juliana Parish.

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