125 years ago, God revealed to Father Lestanc, OMI that he must build a shrine to honor St. Anne, grandmother of Jesus.  The Lac Ste. Anne Pilgrimage Company Board continues the legacy and thus manages and oversees the annual Lac Ste. Anne Pilgrimage in a prudent, effective and efficient manner for dedicated Catholic pilgrims.

To the faithful Pilgrims of the Lac Ste. Anne Pilgrimage:

The Pilgrimage will be hosted on July 23rd, 24th, 25th, and 26th, 2012, with the focus on the Feast of Ste. Anne and the Blessed Kateri Tekawitha, the first North American Native to be declared a Saint.

As a result of the current financial situation of the Lac Ste. Anne Pilgrimage Company, the LSAP Board of Directors has taken some crucial and necessary measures to reduce our financial debt and ongoing expenses in order to continue planning and hosting the pilgrimage every year.

Each year, the Lac Ste. Anne Pilgrimage has become more expensive to operate, and the revenues do not match the expenses, leaving LSAP in dire financial straits.  Therefore, the new management Board developed a Business Plan in order to reduce the debt and pay the bills. With your help, support, and prayers, we can overcome this financial challenge.

Some of the measures introduced to lessen the debt are: a) shortening the length of the Pilgrimage to 4 days to cut operational costs; b) eliminating the Executive Director’s position and implementing an “Events Coordinator” instead; c) eliminating the golf cart rentals; d) contracting out the campground and facilities; e) tendering out all of the concession booths and gift store; and f) eliminating the accommodations and meals for volunteers.

The Lac Ste. Anne Pilgrimage Company will engage in fundraising events and actively seek sponsorship from various companies, communities, and organizations to support the yearly Pilgrimage, and ask the Parishes who host a Mass to donate an offering for their Mass.  With continual cost effective measures being undertaken and fundraising being everyone’s responsibility, we are confident we can be debt free within the next year or two.  An annual financial report will be provided to those interested in the revenues and expenses for the pilgrimage.

For the upcoming Lac Ste. Anne Pilgrimage 2012, Camping Days will be on Saturday, July 21st, and Sunday, July 22nd.  The gates will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 11:00 p.m. until the pilgrimage is over.

Please keep the LSAP Board in your prayers, and we hope to see you all at the Pilgrimage 2012.

Complete schedule of events to follow. 











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