Crossing the River

School Pilgrimages

"Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage"

In accordance with the TCDSB's new pastoral plan of harmonizing our faith through family, parish and school, the pilgrimages we hold are a unique opportunity for young people to encounter the hope that Christ has given to each of us.

These pilgrimages also offer an extraordinary opportunity for students broaden their knowledge of the Christian faith by allowing them to see, touch and experience some of the historical roots of the Catholic Church.

These spiritual journeys are intended to enlighten and inspire, and are sure to promote life-changing experiences for spiritual growth.



"Rome was awe-inspiring. Seeing the Vatican and all the different Renaissance churches broadened my perspective of our faith. There is no better way to celebrate Easter than in Rome on a pilgrimage"

- Vincent Mastromatteo, 2014 Pilgrimage

"Going on a pilgrimage is something I discovered to be the most colossal pastime of my life, and for me it surpasses all else to have that tightened bond with God as you walk the journey in memoriam of Jesus' suffering for us"

- Gellert Berenyi, 2014 & 2015 Pilgrimages

"Walking through the streets of Rome over the past two Holy Weeks has truly lightened the road to Heaven, especially when I was able to walk with young people"

- Mr. Robert Gregoris, 2014 & 2015 Pilgrimages

"The Rome Pilgrimage was not only a great opportunity to see Rome as my first overseas visit, but it was an amazing time to experience the roots of the Catholic Faith. Nothing compares to living in the geographical center of the faith, to see, to touch - to know, and to understand the meaning of what we do here. It was for the first time, on that Rome Pilgrimage, that I grew closer to God in my Catholic Faith."

- Andrew Sinka, 2014 Pilgrimage

"The Pilgrimage opened my eyes to the reality of the rich history, culture, and art of the Christian Catholics, the power of Christ's Love, and myself, to how He shapes me. The experience was exhilarating, fast-paced yet slow enough for digestion: a journey of the body, mind, and spirit."

- Clement Yen, 2015 Pilgrimage