From Pointe-Du-Lac to Notre-Dame-du-Cap

September 5th and 6th 2021 (Sunday night to Monday afternoon)

Theme for 2021: Saint Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church

Please take note of the following changes to the pilgrimage this year again

  1. We meet at the campsite in Pointe du Lac on Sunday evening; annoucements start at 8 PM
  2. Pilgrims are responsible for their own dinner on Sunday night before arriving;
  3. Please bring your own tent; we will camp as usual in the big field;
  4. Most cars will be moved to the Cape on Sunday night; others can stay at Pointe-du-Lac, depending on numbers;
  5. Monday morning will proceed in the same way as usual: coffee, chocolate, bread, and jam before walking at 6:45 AM;
  6. We will end with prayers at the Cape around 2 p.m.;
  7. If you cannot make it to the pilgrimage for one reason or another, you may always join us for mass and picnic. Look up the details here.

Representation of a Tridentine Mass

Marie Reine du Canada, a lay-led apostolate of St. Clement Parish, Ottawa, organizes the annual three-day 100 km pilgrimage on foot from Saint-Joseph-de-Lanoraie to Notre-Dame-du-Cap shrine at Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Que.

A pilgrimage is a journey made to a holy place or shrine for the sanctification of the pilgrim; with the purpose of venerating a saint or martyr associated with the site; to pray to God; to ask for supernatural aid; to give thanks for favours received; or to discharge a religious obligation. The arduous journey, offered joyfully to God, represents our spiritual pilgrimage to the Heavenly City.

Mass is celebrated each day of the pilgrimage in the Extraordinary Form of the Latin Rite, the traditional liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church. The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, has expressed the desire that the Tridentine Latin Mass according to the 1962 Missal of Blessed Pope John XIII should flourish and continue to enrich our spiritual lives, particularly among the young. Our chaplains are priests of the Fraternity of St. Peter (, canonically established by Pope John Paul II in 1988.

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is celebrated in parish churches along the route -- in Berthierville, Maskinongé, and in the historic Small Shrine of Our Lady of the Cape at Cap de la Madeleine -- with the blessing of the Bishops of Joliette and of Trois-Rivieres, and the local parish priests.

Two priests are normally available to hear confessions in French and English, throughout the pilgrimage, en route, in camp or before mass.

Can't make the pilgrimage? Come join us for Monday Mass and Picnic!

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A 100km Pilgrimage on foot to Our Lady of the Cape

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Contact Us

Address: Marie Reine du Canada Pilgrimage,
    c/o 528 Old St. Patrick Street,
    Ottawa, ON K1N 5L5
Phone: (613) 761-6151