About Our Pilgrimage

After a seminarian completes his first year of theology, he is given the opportunity to travel on a pilgrimage, to grow deeper in his relationship with Jesus Christ. This year’s class is travelling on a pilgrimage to the saints, shrines, and holy sites of Europe, coming to know our Lord through his Blessed Mother and his saints.


THE PILGRIMS: The pilgrims include 14 seminarians and 3 priests. The seminarians have just finished their first year in the M.Div. program at Sacred Heart and the priests are part of the seminary’s formation team.

The Seminarians:

  • Paul Graney, Archdiocese of Detroit
  • Jose Haro Gomez, Diocese of Kalamazoo
  • Jim Houbeck, Archdiocese of Detroit
  • Tim Horst, Archdiocese of Detroit
  • Bryan Kassa, Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle for Chaldeans
  • Peter Lawrence, Diocese of Lansing
  • Greg Luger, Diocese of Bismarck
  • Dominic Macioce, Archdiocese of Detroit
  • Andrew Raczkowski, Diocese of Kalamazoo
  • Paul Redmond, Diocese of Kalamazoo
  • Ryan Riley, Diocese of Lansing
  • Kevin Roelant, Archdiocese of Detroit
  • Jernej Sustar, Diocese of Marquette
  • Tim Wezner, Archdiocese of Detroit


  • Msgr. Todd Lajiness, Rector of Sacred Heart Major Seminary
  • Msgr. Dan Trapp, Theology House Spiritual Director
  • Fr. Steve Burr, Interim Vice Rector
PLANNED DESTINATIONS: Our pilgrimage will take us to to various holy sites in Portugal, Spain, France and Italy. Some of our planned destinations include:
  • Fatima
  • Coimbra
  • Santiago de Compostela
  • Alba de Tormes
  • Salamanca
  • Avila
  • Madrid,
  • Toledo
  • Segovia
  • Zaragoza
  • Montserrat
  • Manresa
  • Barcelona
  • Lourdes
  • Ars
  • Paray Le Monial
  • Assisi
  • Rome

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