Over a hundred volunteers have donated
their services to provide for the needs of the pilgrims, allowing
them to make the march without worries of any kind. Most pilgrims
don’t realize how many people work for their good behind the
scenes. If you would like to join this group of service-providers,
please let us know because the future of the pilgrimage depends
greatly on the workers we have.
1. Kitchen/Delivery Service.
The kitchen staff works day and night
to prepare and deliver tasty meals for the pilgrims.
2. Transportation Service.
This group of workers takes care of
the logistical aspects of the pilgrimage. They make sure the routes
are passable, oversee the transportation of people, meals, water,
luggage, and trash removal.
3. Traffic-Control Service.
The safety of the pilgrims depends
on this group of volunteers. They control traffic and maintain order
along the route and at the various rest stops.
4. Sanitation Service.
It would be very easy if everyone
on the pilgrimage cleaned up after themselves by putting their trash
in the proper receptacles, but this unfortunately is not always
the case. It is the job of this group of volunteers to clean up
all rest sites, bag the trash, and remove it.
5. Liturgical Service.
The pilgrimage involves more than
marching from one site to another. First and foremost it is a retreat
on the move – a time of Holy Masses and devotions in the open
air. The volunteers in this group prepare all sites for the proper
celebration of the liturgy.
6. Medical Service.
The members of this team take care
of the medical and emergency needs of the pilgrims. Service is also
provided for those, whose lack of physical conditioning, might make
the march difficult. Those with blisters and sore feet will receive
the treatment necessary to allow them to continue the next day.
7. Technical Service.
The technicians maintain all of the
sound equipment which is used along the way. They also prepare medical
stations at the various rest sites, altars for Masses, and many
other things which are necessary for the proper functioning of the
8. Setup Service.
This service begins its work months
before the pilgrimage takes place. It is responsible for securing
the necessary documents, permits, and permission letters for stopping
at the various sites along the way of the march.
9. Information service.
The members of this team serve as
information/publicity agents in connection with newspaper coverage
of the event and provide information to the public. They are also
responsible for adding current information concerning the pilgrimage
to our website.