Annual Pilgrimage Sites

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Annual Pilgrimage Sites In The Archdiocese of Regina

Some dates are subject to change each year.


Grotto Kateri Tekakwitha, File Hills

File HIlls

The grotto was built in 1987 to celebrate the Marian Year. The Blessed Kateri Shrine and a native cairn were also constructed and in 1988 a Way of the Cross was added. The cairn is made of split field stones designed in the shape of an eagle, a traditional symbol for the Great Spirit.

  • (The shrine is 12 km. east of Balcarres on Highway #10, and 6 km. north)
  • Annual pilgrimage is Sunday June 26, 2016. The day begins at 12:30 p.m. with a traditional feast followed by a Flower Day celebration revisiting and straightening up the cemetary and then Mass. Everyone is welcome.
  • Contact Sr. Bernadette Feist (306) 332-6838


Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, Rama


In 1933 Oblate Father Anthony Sylla, OMI was appointed the first resident pastor.  Fr. Sylla had a personal devotion to Mary and he began planning the the building of a grotto with his Polish and Ukrainian parishioners.  The onset of the depression years delayed his plans.  Construction began in 1939 and in 1940 a large front wall and side wings were erected in the form of a half circle. 

On June 15, 1941, Msgr A.J. Janssen, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Regina, blessed the shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes.  The first pilgrimage was organized  that year. 

In 1944 a cross was placed on top of the grotto and statues of the Sorrowful Mother and Saint John were erected at the foot of the cross.   Three statues of Christ were added to the grotto as well - statues depicting the Lord taken down from the cross, one of the Lord in the Tomb and one of the Resurrection of Jesus.  In 1954 the Knights of Columbus donated a statue of Our Lady of Grace and built an artificial lake.  In the late 1959 the Stations of the Cross were erected around the grotto.

  •  Rama is 45 km. northwest of Canora next to St. Anthony's Church on Highway #5
    • The annual pilgrimage is held on August 14-15th 
    • Contact St. Patrick's Parish in Sturgis Phone: (306)548-2042

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Schedule of the 75th Annual Pilgrimage (1941-2016) 

Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine in Rama, SK

Vigil of the Assumption: Sunday, August 14, 2016

5:00 pm            Supper   (Must be pre-booked  306-593-6120)
6:00 pm             Hymns to Mary -Yorkton Filipino  Choir
6:00- 7:45          Confessions(and other times as priests are available)
8:00 pm             Mass, followed by Living Rosary, Candlelight procession,  Exposition & Adoration of The Blessed Sacrament

Feast of the Assumption of Mary:  Monday, August 15. 2016

8:30 am              "Godzinki" (in church)  Morning devotional prayers in Polish
9:00 am              Mass in Polish
10:00 am            Divine Liturgy in the Byzantine Rite (in grotto) Ukrainian and English
11:00 am            Stations of the Cross, Anointing of the Sick & Aged
12:15pm             Final Mass: Blessing for Plenary Indulgence;  Blessing of Religious articles followed by LUNCH in the Parish Hall

FOOD (In Parish Hall)

-Chicken Supper on August 14(Must be pre-booked by August 11)
-Pie & Hotdogs following the candlelight procession
-Breakfast (toast & coffee) (8:00- 10:30 am)
-Lunch after Final Mass


Bed and breakfast (limited)
Lots of Room for Self-Contained Units


306-593-6120  or  email: maryjoe [at]

FOURTH ANNUAL MASS FOR UNBORN SUNDAY, August 21, 2016 at 12:15 p.m. at the grotto

Prayer to St. Gianna-Pro-Life Saint(flowers may be placed at the statue at this time)
Luncheon and Program at the Parish Hall to follow


Our Lady of LaSalette, Forget


The La Salette Fathers introduced devotions to Our Lady of La Salette in the first church established at Forget in 1899.  Pilgrimages were held here from 1922 to 1929.  In the early fifties, under the direction of Rev. H. Poirier, an impressive outdoor shrine of fieldstone was erected.  Annual pilgrimages to the shrine were revived by Archbishop O’Neill in 1954.

Forget is off Highway 13 and is 11 kms east of Stoughton. 

  • Annual pilgrimage is held on the second Sunday of June
  • Please accept our warm invitation to attend this annual event.
  • (Food & drink are available. Please bring your own lawn chairs.)

Contact Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Lampman at (306) 487-2497

Forget's Annual Pilgrimage for 2016 - Sunday, June 12th.

All are invited to join us for a day of faith and fellowship at the Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette - Forget, Saskatchewan on Sunday, June 12, 2016

  • 2:00 pm – Holy Hour
  • 3:00 pm – Reconciliation
  • 3:30 pm – Procession to the Shrine and Recitation of the Rosary
  • 4:00 pm – Mass celebrated by Bishop James Weisgerber
Supper for sale at the Legion in Stoughton following Mass.  Please bring a lawn chair for use at the Shrine.


 Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, Kaposvar


Kaposvar is five kilometres south of Esterhazy, near the Manitoba border.

Kaposvar was founded by Count Paul Esterhazy who brought Hungarian families to settle here in 1886.  A simple log church was built in 1892. The present church was constructed on 1906 and 1907 by brothers of Father Jules Pirot.  Hungarian settlers hauled stones by land boats  from their surrounding farms and assisted in the construction of the church. It was officially opened in 1908.  During 1941-42 the youth of the parish built the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes.  The first pilgrimage took place in the Marian Year of 1954 and attracted some 2500 pilgrims.  A stone Stations of the Cross was built in 1986.

In 1961 the parish amalgamated with Our Lady of Victories Roman Catholic Church as there were no longer enough farmers to maintain the upkeep of the church. During this time Kaposvar was made a mission and used for weddings, anniversaries, or special request masses. Presently, it is still used for such occasions.  This historical site has been the scene of an annual pilgrimage each summer with hundreds of people in attendance.(The Shrine is 5 km. south of Esterhazy)

The 2016 Kaposvar Pilgrimage at Our Lady of Lourdes will be held on Sunday August 21st

  • 11:00 - 12:00 - Visitors arrive and sign guest book
  • 12 noon - 1:00 pm - Individual Stations of the Cross
  • 1:30 - 2:00 pm - Rosary in the Church
  • 2:00 - 2:45 pm - Private Confessions in the Church
  • 2:45 - 3:00 pm - Procession from the Church to the Shrine
  • 3:00 - 4:00 pm - Holy Mass and Anointing of the Sick
  • 4:00 pm - Procession back to the Church
  • 4:15 pm - Supper

For more details, contact Bea Twardzik at 306-754-6372 or Mary-Lou Pisak at 306-745-3301.  

To download poster click here

  • For more information contact Bea Twardzik @ 745-6364 or Mary-Lou Pisak @ 745-3301
  • Or Our Lady of Victories Church in Esterhazy (306) 745-3315


Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, Kronau


In 1913 Rev. Henry Metzger, a French priest from Alsace-Lorraine, was assigned to St. Peter’s Colony at Kronau.  He envisioned a grotto built in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes on the banks that skirted Many Bone Creek.

The people were determined to build a shrine as planned and excavation began in the spring of 1917.  After two months of concentrated community effort , the grotto, the first in the archdiocese was completed.  The first pilgrimage was held on August 15, 1917 with five thousand pilgrims in attendance.  Archbishop Mathieu came to bless the shrine.

Schedule:    The annual pilgrimage is held on the weekend of the second Sunday in August.  Activities include morning Mass, afternoon Marian devotions, Blessing of the Sick, Rosary and procession with the statue of Mary.  Marian devotions are also held at the grotto during the month of May.

(Kronau is 24 km. southeast of  Regina on Highway #33. The shrine is 10 km. east of Kronau)

Annual pilgrimage is held on second weekend of August


1:00 pm – Adoration & Reconciliation in the church

2:00 pm – Rosary at the Grotto – Lead by “Children of the Eucharist” 

3:00 pm – Mass of the Feast of the Assumption & Anointing of the Sick

Main Celebrant and Homilist – Fr. Brad Fahlman   

Music provided by Journey and Praise

Meal following Mass – meal to purchase or bring your own and visit under the tent.

For more information visit our website, “like” us on Facebook or call Jeanette Schaeffer 306-762-2185

Contact St. Joseph Parish, Balgonie (306) 771-2387

To download poster click here 

To find out more about the history of St. Peter's Colony visit the Kronau museum web site
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Our Lady of Sorrows Shrine, Ponteix



THEME:  “Thou Shall Not Kill”. (Deut 5: 17)

Speakers: Mr. Clifford Michael Nimegeers & Mrs. Carla Marie Carlson

Date: Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Venue: Our Lady of Auvergne Catholic Church, Ponteix, Sk.


1:00pm: - Welcome & Introduction of the Speakers

1:15pm: - Talk on “Assisted Suicide & Palliative Care”

3:00pm: - Coffee Break & refreshments at the Parish Hall

4:00pm: - Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Confessions

5:00pm: - Anointing of Sick

5:30pm: - Supper at the Parish Hall

7:30pm: - Mass at Notre Dame d’Auvergne Church, followed by Candle light Procession with the Pieta

Lunch will follow at the Parish Hall

Ponteix is 78 km west of Assiniboia on Highway 13. 

In 1908 Father Albert Royer founded the parish of Notre-Dame d’Auvergne (Our Lady of Auvergne) in this mainly French farming community. A 400-year old statue of Our Lady of Sorrows was given to Fr. Royer by a friend from Auvergne, France. The statue was originally covered in gold. It had been hidden by peasants during the French Revolution to save it from desecration and vandalism.

The statue was the only thing to survive a fire that destroyed the church in 1922. The new church was completed in 1930 and in 1934 the pilgrimages began.

(Ponteix is 78 km. west of Assiniboia on Highway #13)

Contact pastor of Notre Dame d’Auvergne Parish, Ponteix at (306) 625-3207


Shrine of Mary, Queen of Hearts, Lestock


In the 1930's and 1940's parish priest, Father J. A. Menard, encouraged devotion to Mary, Queen of All Hearts and received approval by Archbishop Monahan in 1942.  In 1943 a statue of Our Lady was erected.  In 1951 the title of the church was changed from St. Gertrude to Mary, Queen of All Hearts.   Archbishop O’Neill authorized the erection of a shrine adjoining the new rectory .

The first public pilgrimage was held during the 1954 Marian year. 

Qu’Appelle Deanery Pilgrimage will be held on Sunday, June 26 at Mary, Queen of All Hearts Shrine in Lestock.  

Begins with reconciliation at 2:00 pm and closes with Mass at 4:30 pm followed by supper at 6:00 pm.  Adults - $12; Children under 12 - $8; Preschool - free.

Please bring a lawn chair and umbrella.

Theme:  The Father of Mercy is Calling You!

Poster attached

(Lestock is 110 km. north of Regina on Highway #6, and is 42 km. east of Raymore on Highway #15)

Contact Mary Queen of Hearts Parish, Lestock at (306) 746-2081