Pilgrimages & Mission Trips

Strengthen your faith by joining us on one of our upcoming pilgrimages, led by members of the St John Vianney Theological Seminary Lay Division faculty.

“The Beauty of Faith: A Pilgrimage to Ireland”

  • DATES: September 14 – 23, 2019
  • Join Dr. Jared Staudt of the Archdiocese of Denver and Fr. Brad Noonan, pastor of St Francis of Assisi in Castle Rock, on a journey through Ireland’s natural beauty, monastic history, and legacy of saints. The trip will provide an integrated and transformative experience of Catholic culture and an opportunity for spiritual renewal. See sites such as the apparition of Our Lady at Knock, the Cliffs of Moher, Croagh Patrick, and the soon to be (Saint) Cardinal John Henry Newman’s church in Dublin.
  • For more information, click HERE.
  • Join us for the next Information Meeting:
    • Sunday, March 24; 4:00pm
    • St Patrick’s Brewing Company: 2842 W Bowles Ave, Littleton 80120.
    • No obligation or need to register to attend! Just show up, meet fellow pilgrims, and learn about this great spiritual opportunity!!

CHECK OUT THESE RECENT TRIPS WITH THE SJV SEMINARY LAY DIVISION (Photos coming soon!):

June 2018: Mission Trip to Peru, with Chris Lanciotti of Creatio and the Catechetical School, Fr. Jason Wallace of St John Vianney Theological Seminary, and CBS Full-time instructor, Sandy Wanzek. Activities included:

  • Serving the poor in Pamplona Alta, a shantytown outside of Lima, by assisting residents in building a retaining wall, which will allow water trucks to deliver fresh drinking water.
  • Visiting residents of the community, and distributing rosaries and praying with them.
  • Touring holy sites in Lima (St Rose of Lima, St Martin de Porres, St John Macias, and Benedictine and Dominican Monasteries) and also exploring Machu Picchu.

October 2018: Pilgrimage “Saints, Monks & Beer” through Belgium and northern France with Dr. Jared Staudt and Fr. John Riley of the Augustine Institute.

  • This pilgrimage travelled Belgium and northern France, visited magnificent Gothic cathedrals, ancient monasteries, and enjoyed art, food and beer, and most importantly the shrines of saints. Pilgrims visited the relics of St.Louis, King of France; St. Catherine Laboure; St. Vincent DePaul; St. Therese of Lisieux and her parents, Ss.Louis and Zelie Matin; Ven. Prosper Gueranger and Blsd. Columba Marmion.