total package: $395
Weekend package without bus: $275
Weekend package without bus and
without overnight stay: $50 a day
Overnight guests should bring their own towels, alarm clocks and toiletries, extra blanket.
Please request lower level room if you have issues with climbing stairs.
Bus Pick-Up Location: Visitation Catholic Church, 851 S York St, Elmhurst, IL 60126
Drop off and pick up need to be arranged.
Must sign up before October 29 to be included on the meal plan.
Feel free to email or call with any questions.
We are happy to have Fr. Nithiya OFM. Cap. as our Chaplain. He is a Capuchin Franciscan Friar from India with 33 years of Priestly Life. He is the Director of the Blessed Solanus Casey Animation Centre in India. He is presently the National Coordinator of the Indian Franciscan Families and the South Asian Regional Coordinator for Franciscan Initiatives. Father is a well know retreat master to various Religious Congregations, Lay people, Youth, and Senior Citizens. He lived in Rome for 5 years as International Secretary for Justice and Peace Commission for the Capuchin Order. He served on the Catholic Bishops Conference for 9 years and on the Asian Bishops Conference for 4 years.
FRIDAY NOV 2 - ALL SOULS DAY
7:30 am Meet at drop-off point to board the bus.
8:00-11:00 Depart - (Approx. 3 hour bus ride - Introduction, Rosary,
Movie: Purgatory: The Forgotten Church)
(Arriving 12:00 Eastern Time)
12:00-12:15 Orientation / Room assignments
12:15-1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 - 2:00 Tour of St. Felix Monastery
2:00 - 2:30 Private Prayer / Free Time
2:30-3:00 Stations of the Cross for the Holy Souls in Purgatory
3:00 Chaplet of Divine Mercy
3:30 - 5:00 Private Prayer / Confessions / Free Time
5:00 pm Dinner
6:00 Reflection on Releasing Souls from Purgatory: Father Nithiya
7:00 - 7:45 Rosary and ALL SOULS DAY MASS
7:45 - 9:00 Holy Hour For Our Deceased Loved Ones
9:00 Closing Announcements / Free Time / End of Day
SATURDAY NOV 3
7:30-8:30 am Breakfast
8:30/8:45 Depart on bus for tour of Cemetery and local Churches
Ss. Peter & Paul Church 9 am
St. Mary Church 9:20 am
Forks of the Wabash 9:40 am
Victory Noll/Grave of Archbishop John Francis Noll 10am
Popular local Confectionery: The Party Shop 10:20 am
11am Return / Rosary / HEALING MASS
1-1:30 “Grief, Graveyards, and a Reason for Hope” Susan Tassone
1:30-2:15 Jan Scher, OFM / Healing Testimony
2:15-5:00 Private Prayer / Free Time / Confessions
5:00 pm Dinner
6:00 “Healing Through the Generations” Father Nithiya
7:00 - 8:15 Holy Hour with Generational Healing Service
8:15 - 9:30 Blessing with 1st Class Relic of Blessed Solanus Casey
Confessions / Private Prayer
SUNDAY NOV 4
7:30 -8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30 “Avoiding Purgatory by Growing in Holiness” Father Nithiya
10:00 Rosary / SUNDAY MASS
11:00 Pack / Last Visits
12:30 Depart (3 hour return bus ride)
3:30 Arrive at pick up point / End of Pilgrimage (Arriving 2:30 Central Time)