Upper Michigan Pilgrimage of Historic Cathedrals, Shrines, Monasteries, Churches, & Natural Wonders

Faith Afire in cooperation with Prayer Pilgrimages & Father Marcel Portelli, Pilgrimage Chaplain, from the Saginaw Diocese, presents


Monday Morning to Friday Evening, September 11-15, 2017

Lodging Two Nights in St. Ignace (Auora Borealis Motor Inn) & Two Nights in downtown Houghton (Super 8 with free breakfast)

  • GAYLORD: *St. Mary’s Cathedral 
  • MIO: *Our Lady of the Woods Shrine
  • INDIAN RIVER: *Cross In The Woods Shrine 
  • ST. IGNACE: *St. Ignatius of Loyola Church 
  • SAULT STE. MARIE: *Holy Name of Mary Pro-Cathedral (third oldest parish in the United States), *Soo Locks
  • IRON MOUNTAIN: *Carmelite Monastery of the Holy Cross 
  • SIDNAW: *Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness (“the Grand Canyon of Michigan”) 
  • IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF VENERABLE BISHOP BARAGA: *St. Peter Cathedral, *Bishop Baraga House both in Marquette, *Bishop Baraga Shrine in L’Anse
  • LAKE LINDEN: *St. Joseph Church  CALUMET: *St. Paul the Apostle Church     
  • EAGLE HARBOR: *Transfiguration Skete Ukrainian Monastery 
  • COPPER HARBOR: *Scenic drive along M-26 to Fort Wilkins State Park        


Daily Holy Mass, Sacred Music Presentations, Guided Tours,

Ample Free Time for Strolling & Fine Dining

Deluxe Motorcoach Michigan Departures & Returns from

  • St. Mary’s Cathedral in Gaylord (606 N Ohio Ave; southeast end of lot near ball field)
  • Diocesan Center for Ministry in Saginaw (5800 Weiss St; west end of lot)
  • Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Plymouth (47650 N Territorial Rd; west end)
  • Ss. Cyril & Methodius Parish Activities Center in Sterling Heights (3777 18 Mile Rd)   

 Total Cost per person (Transportation & Lodging)

$520(single); $360(double); $310(triple); $280(quad)

** Meals are not included**

 For Reservations, Departure & Return Times, or Other Upcoming Pilgrimages:

Michael Semaan at (248)250-6005