Company of St. René Goupîl

An apostolate of the annual Pilgrimage for Restoration to Our Lady's Shrine of Martyrs at Auriesville, NY

A note from the Chief of the CSRG’s I. Dept. for Liturgical Preparations

TO: members the I. Dept. – Liturgical Prep Company of St. René Goupil
FROM: Joseph Gartner, Chief – I. Dept.

Dear Friend of St. René,

Thanks for signing up.

I’m a veteran of the Company, and look forward to serving pilgrims again with you, for the glory of God and our ever-deepening conversion to him — apart from whom we can do nothing. (Jn. xv, 5)

There are three steps to get us on the right track, together. Please, be prompt! Souls really do depend on your zeal, to be saved.

    1.   E-mail Fr. Doran, CSRG Chaplain, no later than three days after you’ve signed up.

      a. Introduce yourself.
      b. Let Father know you are on board – for the first time or returning – and tell him what you do for the pilgrims.
      c. Ask his blessing & what he asks of you to be prepared spiritually for step-off.

    2.   After that, contact your R.O. [responsible officer] — within three days of e-mailing Fr. Doran (as above).

      a. That’s Mrs. Lucy Ambs 410/322-5010 – if you are serving in the Team for the Temporal Care of Priests.


      b.   That’s Paul Audino 518/248-6390 – if you are helping co-ordinate the duties of Chaplains, the altar servers, et al, in the At-Large Team of the so-called “Super-Sacristan”.


      c.   That’s Rory Burke – if you help prepare for the sacred liturgies in the Set-Up Team. 443-473-7447

    3.   Tell Paul, Rory, or Mrs. Ambs that you’ve signed-up with the CSRG and registered (or pre-registered) for Pilgrimage, and are ready to be briefed — a fancy way of saying, “What should I expect next?”, and “Let’s make some plans & get to work.”

Father Doran and I are counting on you & fellow-CSRGers to follow each step (above), one at a time, on time & in sync. I realize you may be tempted to take steps in the order you choose. I therefore beg the charity of your cooperation please to follow the tried & true steps of the past two decades of blessed pilgrimage — remembering that “nobody makes pilgrimage alone”.

When you do, you also stand to be pleasantly surprised at the outcome.



Joseph D. Gartner, V
Chief, I. Dept. – Liturgical Prep
Company of St. René Goupil
Baltimore, Maryland
717/742-8263 mobile

Pilgrimage for Restoration
Come to restore. The rest will come.

24th annual

Friday – Sunday
27-29 September 2019 A.D.

“Nobody makes pilgrimage alone.”
“In unione orationum.”
Now is the acceptable time.
II. Cor. vi, 2

Now is the time to register to pilgrimage to Auriesville. Register from this page. It’s simple and easy.

You can also make pilgrimage from afar, from home or parish: obtain a plenary indulgence, sponsor a pilgrim (or two), request prayers or offer them — all from this page.

Listen to and learn the Songs of Pilgrimage!


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