National Pilgrimage to El Paso

 Registration is closed for this event

Background and Intro: 

Join us for a national pilgrimage to El Paso being organized by a growing coalition of Catholic Latinx leaders and partner organizations including CSPL. The weekend of action will take place between Friday, October 11th and Sunday, October 13th during Indigenous People's Day weekend. In addition to an action that will take place on Saturday, October 12th at the border, we will participate in a weekend of trainings and workshops at a teach-in that is being hosted by HOPE Border Institute. 

More information will be coming soon, but here are several key details that we know for sure: 

  • We will be taking charter buses from Chicago to El Paso and we will be departing on the evening of Wednesdy, October 9th. 
  • During our pilgrimage by bus to El Paso we will be staying at several religious communities and will most likely travel through New Mexico on our way to El Paso. 
  • We will depart El Paso at approximately 12pm on Sunday, October 13th after a send-off mass and return to Chicago on Monday, October 14th. 
  • Due to logisitical concerns and lodging accomodations, you must be 18 years or older to participate in this pilgrimage

Cost Breakdown: 

The cost for the weekend will be approximately $400 per person, which includes transportation to, from, and within El Paso as well as simple lodging accomodations along the way and in El Paso. Meals while in El Paso at the weekend teach-in will be provided, but participants should be prepared to purchase food for themselves on the route to and from El Paso.

Scholarship Opportunities:

Though there are significant costs associated with this pilgrimage, CSPL is committed to working with individuals to remove any financial barriers. We are actively organizing scholarship funds in order to cover travel expenses.

Please simply indicate on the payment page that you will "pay later" and you can email Meg Miller at and indicate over email that you would like to discuss our scholarship plan. 

To learn more:

If you missed our online info session last week, view it here.

Important information for undocumented particpants

Click here for a more detailed itinerary and packing recommendations

October 9th, 2019 7:00 PM through October 13th, 2019 12:00 PM
1701 S 1st Ave., Suite 406
Maywood, IL 60153
Event Fee(s)
Partial Payment $ 100.00
Partial Payment $ 200.00
Partial Payment $ 300.00
Full Payment $ 400.00
Donation $ 500.00
Donation $ 750.00
Donation $ 1,000.00
Donation $ 2,500.00
Donation $ 5,000.00