Our Lady of
Pray for Us
Frequently Asked Questions
About This Pilgrimage
How much does this pilgrimage cost?
The cost per person is $945 for double occupancy overnight accommodations, if purchased prior to July 10, 2023. On July 10, 2023 the registration fee will increase to $1,099.
For those interested in the limited single occupancy overnight accommodations the cost is $1,299. On July 10, or when the current limited available rooms are reserved (whichever occurs first), the registration fee for single occupancy will increase to $1,799 if additional space for this reservation level remains available.
If you are interested in joining the pilgrimage as a family, with children 15 years and younger, please contact Thomas Dotterweich directly to discuss special pricing.
With whom will I share a room?
During the registration process you will have the opportunity to make a roommate request. If you are traveling alone, and do not make a specific roommate request, you will be assigned a roommate of the same gender for the entirety of the pilgrimage.
What are the overnight accommodations like?
Every night the pilgrimage will stop at a highly rated and reviewed hotel along our route. Most all hotels will have been visited by a member of the Diocesan Staff prior to our trip. Rooms will have two full/queen beds, except for single occupancy rooms which may have one or two beds depending on availability.
What does my registration fee include?
Your registration fee covers the cost of round-trip bus transportation from Montana to Wisconsin, and destinations between, as well as two meals a day and overnight accommodations. One of the meals included will be breakfast every day at the hotel. Any entrance fees or expected donations at the holy sites are also covered. Of course you are always encouraged to give to the holy sites directly if you are so moved.
What is not included in my registration fee?
You are expected to cover the cost of one meal a day, plus any alcoholic drinks for the entirety of the pilgrimage including at meals, and any other incidentals and snacks. You should also budget funds for personal expenses and souvenirs.
Will we be celebrating Mass and doing other “religious stuff” every day?
Yes, this is a Catholic pilgrimage and so we will be praying and celebrating Mass every day of the trip, with the exception of the first day.
How structured will this pilgrimage be?
While most days will be pretty full and structured, there are also periods of down time built into the schedule. For example, there are a few evenings when nothing is scheduled so that you can spend time with other pilgrims and explore the surrounding area.
Who do I contact for more information?
Contact Thomas Dotterweich, Director of Lifelong Faith Formation for the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, with any questions or concerns. He can be reached via phone at 406-727-6683 or email via firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I register?