Lenten Pilgrimage to the Holy Door at St Brigid’s Fitzroy North

Yes, it’s on again, but this time with a shorter route and a different destination.

On Saturday 27 February 2016, I will be leading a Lenten Pilgrimage to the Holy Door from St Philip’s Catholic Church, 60 Junction Rd, Blackburn North (leaving at 10:00am after the 9:00am Extraordinary Form Mass) and walking to St Brigid’s Catholic Church, 378 Nicholson St, Fitzroy North (arriving at 5:30pm in time for the Vigil Mass at 6:00pm)

St Brigid

There is the usual Plenary Indulgence for the Holy Door Pilgrimage (under prescribed conditions) and we will also be praying the rosary and the divine mercy chaplet and other prayers and hymns along the way. The pace will be quite leisurely – I have allowed an hour for every 3km. The full distance is 22km, but there are several stops along the way where you can join us if you want to.

Map of St Brigid Pilgrimage

You can download a flyer here for full details and map

Itinerary and Detailed Maps:

10:00am St Philips Church, Junction Road, Blackburn North via Koonung Creek Trail to Shanklin Street, Box Hill North (4.5 km / 1 hour 30 mins)

Leg 07

11:30am Shanklin Street, Box Hill North via Koonung Creek Trail to Musca Street Reserve (7.0 km / 2 hours 15 mins)

Leg 08

1:45pm Musca Street Reserve via Freeway tunnel on Koonung Creek Trail and Main Yarra Trail to Yarra Boulevard (5.0 km / 1 hour 45 mins)

Leg 09


3:30pm CnrYarra Boulevard & Chandler Highway, Kew via Main Yarra Trail to Hoddle Street/Darling Gardens Clifton Hill (3.7 km / 1 hour 15 mins)

Darling Gardens

4:45pm Hoddle Street/Darling Gardens via Queens Pde to St Brigid’s Nicholson Street (2.0km / 45 mins)

St Brigid


About Schütz

I am a PhD candidate & sessional academic at Australian Catholic University in Melbourne, Australia. After almost 10 years in ministry as a Lutheran pastor, I was received into the Catholic Church in 2003. I worked for the Archdiocese of Melbourne for 18 years in Ecumenism and Interfaith Relations. I have been editor of Gesher for the Council of Christians & Jews and am guest editor of the historical journal “Footprints”. I have a passion for pilgrimage and pioneered the MacKillop Woods Way.
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