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Bishop’s Youth Pilgrimage

Bishop’s Youth Pilgrimage Canceled for 2020

We have been closely monitoring the national and local situation as it pertains to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 and the impact on our ability to successfully put on the Bishop’s Youth Pilgrimage at Belmont Abbey on April 4, 2020.  With the safety of our young people in mind, and to comply with Governor Copper’s order to cancel events that exceed 100 participants, we have decided to cancel the Pilgrimage this year.  This decision was reached after prayerful discernment regarding the potential risk to the participants as well as to maintain appropriate levels of “social distancing.”  We will look forward to our time together next year for this great event!

In regards to those parishes who have already registered and paid for the event, via the online credit card registration, rest assured that your payment will be refunded. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our office. 

Be assured of our prayers. God bless.

Record Number of Youth Attend 2019 Bishop’s Youth Pilgrimage

CNH, April 7 – “You have come on pilgrimage to Belmont Abbey today. It is a trip that you have made with a holy purpose in mind,” Bishop Jugis told the more than 1,400 people who participated in the Bishop’s Youth Pilgrimage April 6 at Belmont Abbey. . .


08.00 AM // Arrival/Check In
09.00 AM // Welcome
09.30 AM // Keynote Address
10.15 AM // Breakout Sessions
11.15 AM // Holy Mass
12:30 PM // Angelus/Blessing
12:30 PM // Lunch/Music
01.50 PM // Eucharistic Adoration & Procession
03.00 PM // Dismissal

About the Day

Bishop Peter J. Jugis invites middle and high school youth to join him at Belmont Abbey for a day of prayer and adoration of our Eucharistic Lord. The Bishop’s Youth Pilgrimage is graciously hosted by Belmont Abbey College and Monastery and provides youth with an experience of the Catholic faith with uplifting music and dynamic speakers. The Youth Pilgrimage is the perfect opportunity to prepare the way for the Eucharistic Congress in September.

The Bishop’s Youth Pilgrimage will take place, rain or shine! In case of inclement weather, all youth groups are directed to go to the Wheeler Center.