Information for Pilgrims
XXVII Walking Pilgrimage
from Great Meadows, NJ to American Czestochowa, Doylestown, PA
August 7-10 2014

The XXVI Walking Pilgrimage will begin at 7:00 am (registration from 5.30am) on Thursday, August 7th. at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Great Meadows, NJ.

The conclusion of the Walking Pilgrimage will be a Holy Mass celebrated on Sunday, August 10th at 2:00 pm at American Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA.

Mass is celebrated daily. There are many opportunities for confession, counseling, reflection and fellowship.

Please note: A pilgrimage is an occasion for penance and prayer,
and requires appropriate behavior as well as the appropriate dress.

By joining this pilgrimage you hold harmless and release, Ss. Peter & Paul Church, the pastor and staff, workers of the Pilgrimage, the Diocese of Metuchen, and the Bishop of Metuchen from and against any and all liability for any type of loss, damage, or injuries.

Registration costs per day (2014)
Adults: $30.00
Young Adults (15-24): $25.00
Children (7-14): $15
Children (3-6): Flat fee $5
Children (0-2): Free

Seniors (65+): Flat fee $10

There are 3 ways to join our Walking Pilgrimage; On-Line Registration, General Registration (in-person on the Walking Pilgrimage), or Pre-Registration. See below for all these details and decide what is best for you. We kindlly ask you strongly consider registering On-Line or Pre-Register.

On-Line Registration


(discounted registration form available here!)

General Registration

Wed., Aug. 6
7pm to 10pm @ Great Meadows

Thurs., Aug. 7
5.30am to 7.30am @ Great Meadows

7:30am to 9am @ Czestochowa outside the Visitors Center
          Last bus leaves 9:30am sharp

Friday, Aug. 8

6am to 6:45am @ Czestochowa outside the Visitors Center
          Last van leaves 7:00am sharp

5pm to 7pm @ Czestochowa outside the Visitors Center
          Last van leaves 7:15pm sharp

Saturday, Aug. 9
6am to 8am @ Czestochowa outside the Visitors Center
          Last bus leaves 8:15am sharp

5pm to 7pm @ Czestochowa outside the Visitors Center
          Last van leaves 7:15pm sharp

Sunday, Aug. 10
6am to 8am @ Czestochowa outside the Visitors Center
          Last bus leaves 8:15am sharp

You are welcome to join the pilgrimage on whichever day(s) suits you best according to the times AND locations specified above. You will be transported to the pilgrimage after your registration.

Included in your registration: baggage transport, on-site First Aid, rest stops, campsites, meals & drinks, Port-A-Johns, permits, etc.

Checks or Money Orders should be made out to: "Ss. Peter & Paul Church".


  • You CANNOT leave your car at Great Meadows.
  • Once you complete your registration on Thursday morning, drive your car to Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine in Doylestown (directions to Doylestown, PA) and park in the designated area. You will be provided directions to Czestochowa as necessary at the time of registration.
  • From there, you will be transported by bus to the pilgrimage.
  • The last bus leaves promptly at 9:30 am

What to bring:
The Holy Bible, prayer book and rosary, tent, air mattress, sleeping bag, poncho(s), comfortable walking shoes, casual shoes, appropriate clothing, lots of socks (about 2 pairs per day), some snacks, some first-aid items (powder, bandages) sun screen, bug repellent, dry and wet tissues, towel, toothbrush, personal hygiene items, refillable water bottle etc.

Luggage: Each person is allowed 2 pieces of luggage. You must have your own tent. Please try to pack as light as possible. Each piece must have an luggage tag with your name, address and phone number. Please tag all of your belongings.

Youth under the age of 18 not accompanied by a parent must present a signed copy of Guardian Permission Slip available for download here.

Please call Sts. Peter & Paul Parish in Great Meadows for additional information, 908-637-4269.


DISCOUNT FOR PRE-REGISTRATION. You may also Pre-Register at one of the following churches or store. Please call the contact person and ask when they are offering registration for the Walking Pilgrimage.

Registration in NJ:
Saints Peter & Paul R.C. Church (On-Line Regisrtation, see above)
360 US Hwy 46
Great Meadows, NJ 07838
tel: 908-637-4269

ARS CATHOLICA (starting July 10th)
6 Village Square East
Botany Village, Clifton, NJ 07011
tel: 973-772-3187 (contact Iwona)

Sacred Heart R.C. Church
98 South 2nd Avenue
Manville, NJ 08835
Contact: Louise
tel: 908-707-8128

St. Teresa of the Child Jesus R.C. Church
122 Liberty Ave
Linden, NJ 07036
Contact: Hania Zaczkowska
tel: 732-642-1973

St. Stanislaw Kostka R.C. Church
184 Ray St
Garfield, NJ 08026
Bus is available on Thursday morning at 4:30am and after the pilgrimage from American Czestochowa. Please contact Rev. Piotr (Peter) Haldas at 973-772-7922 for the cost of the bus and more details.

Registration in Connecticut:
St. Michael the Archangel R.C. Church
310 Pulaski St.
Bridgeport, CT 06608
Contact: Madga
tel: 203-257-9245

Registration in NY:
St. Frances de Chantal R.C. Church - 8/3/2014 after the Mass at 11am *
1273 58th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Contact: Teresa
tel: 718-854-1450

St. Stanislaw R.C. Church - 8/4/2014 - 8.30am-2:30pm and 9:00pm *
607 Humboldt Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Contact: Peter
tel: 718-387-4484

St. Matthias Church - 8/4/2014 after the Mass at 9.30am *
58-15 Catalpa Ave
Ridgewood, NY 11385
Kontakt: Barbara 718-821-1193

* When you register in one of the three churches in New York, you can make a reservation for a bus which will drive you to the pilgrimage on Thursday or Saturday morning and again home on Sunday.

Registration in Staten Island:

St. Stanislaw Kostka
109 York Ave.
Staten Island, NY 10301
Contact: Beata Baginski 347-422-3103

Please call Sts. Peter & Paul Parish in Great Meadows for additional information, 908-637-4269.