Father Kapaun Pilgrimage
June 3-6, 2021
This pilgrimage is a 60 mile trek over 4 days and 3 nights with daily Mass and times for prayer and reflection.
Registration opens March 4 at 7:00 PM CT
Frequently Asked Questions
Start: Church of the Magdalen, 12626 E. 21st St. N, Wichita, KS 67206, on Thursday. Pilgrimage begins with Mass at 6 am.
First Day: 22 Miles to McNeil farm, 2 miles north of Whitewater.
Second Day: 14 Miles to Peabody Park
Third Day: 16 Miles to Kroupa Farm, US-56 and Remington Road
Fourth Day: 8 Miles to Pilsen, Father Kapaun Day Mass at 11:00 am
Map of Pilgrimage
Bring sunscreen! Wear a good sun hat, light clothing, walking shorts, good walking shoes, good socks. It is NOT recommended to wear heavy hiking boots that are designed for mountains or very rugged terrain.
All gear will be transported by trailer. You can carry a small back pack.
There will be rest stops along the way. If more rest is needed a trail vehicle will be provided.
Yes, a medicine box will be provided. But bring band-aids or other items for treating blisters.
For safety purposes we must refrain from getting too spread out, keeping support vehicles at the front and back of the group. Be prepared to walk on average 3 mph, occasionally a little faster. Support vehicles will be able to offer you a ride if you need a break from the walking.
Yes, at the overnight stops there will be simple camp showers outside for those who want to use them. A swimsuit would be good to bring.
We will have Mass on each day of the trip. Priests will be available on the pilgrimage.
Yes, breakfast will be small, lunch and dinner provided.
No, because it is often very hot, we try to stay away from coffee which can speed up dehydration. We realize this is a sacrifice!
A school bus will be on hand at Pilsen to transport those who wish back to Magdalen.