Join the FSSP for the Annual Buckley March

Marching in D.C. in 2016

Each year, priests and seminarians of the FSSP and lay supporters undertake the Buckley March, an annual pilgrimage from Barnesville, Maryland to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the march is to make reparation for our own sins and the sins of the nation, to beg God’s mercy upon us and to pray for the conversion of hearts.

The pilgrimage follows the Potomac River

The three-day march runs from May 31st – June 2nd and comprises 51+ miles, following the Potomac River most of the way. The schedule begins with a sung Mass at St. Mary’s Church in Barnesville on the morning of Thursday, May 31st, and concludes with a Solemn High Mass at the Basilica in D.C. on Saturday, June 2nd.

Arriving at the Basilica

There are a few different ways to participate in the march. Men and capable boys/teens are invited to join the FSSP for the entire march and stay at the FSSP campsite. Everyone else can join the FSSP for the marching and find other accommodations, or just join for the last leg of the pilgrimage, which begins at Georgetown Waterfront Park in D.C. on June 2nd.

If you choose to join the FSSP for any portion of the pilgrimage, it is very important that you make arrangements for meals and for transportation to and from drop-off points and the campsite. It often works best if you get a group together, such as a group from your parish. For more information on how the pilgrimage works and what plans you will need to make, please click here.

Registration is required for everyone except those who are just joining for the last leg. A $3.00 registration fee is required if you plan to stay at the campsite. Registration deadline is May 10th. You can find more information and register here.

April 30, 2018