Blessed Solanus Canoe Pilgrimage

There will be no canoe pilgrimage in 2022. You are invited to other Summer 2022 youth ministry opportunities with the Eucharistic Procession on June 19 and Diocesan World Youth Day on August 6!

What does it matter where we go? Wherever we go, won’t we be serving God there? And wherever we go, won’t we have Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament with us? Isn’t that enough to make us happy?

-Blessed Solanus Casey

The Blessed Solanus Canoe Pilgrimage is a Diocesan youth event celebrating Blessed Solanus Casey. The event takes place the last week of July to celebrate Blessed Fr. Solanus Casey’s feast day, which is July 30. Come pray and canoe with some of our adventurous priests and seminarians.

St. Felix Catholic Center
1280 Hitzfield Street
Huntington, IN 46750

The 2021 pilgrimage begins with 8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Felix Catholic Center in Huntington followed by a canoe launch on the Salamonie River around 10:00 a.m. The canoe route for 2021 will include the Salamonie River and Reservoir. Shuttle service, canoes, paddles, life vests, and lunch provided.

Our 2021 canoe pilgrimage will cover about 3 miles. We will also offer some canoe / kayak games and races on the reservoir. After our canoe pilgrimage, we will have hotdogs and ice cream for all participants at the Rustic River Outfitters. Shuttles will return to St. Felix Catholic Center a little after 2:00 p.m. 

Event Registration of $50 includes

Shuttle service from St. Felix Catholic Center to the Salamonie River
Canoe or Kayak Rental
Life Vest
Lunch at Rustic River Outfitters
Shuttle Service back to St. Felix Catholic Center

Event Schedule:

8:00 a.m. Check in at St. Felix Catholic Center (Huntington)
8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Felix Catholic Center
9:30 a.m. Shuttle to Salamonie River
10:00 a.m. Launch Canoes / Kayaks
12:30 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. Shuttle back to St. Felix Catholic Center

Student Registration ($50)

Registration Is Now Closed ($50)