4 day Hawes Heritage Trail Pilgrimage 9th-12th  June 2024

You're invited to  participate in a voyage of discovery, based in Geraldton, of the iconic buildings and sites relating to the heritage of  Priest/Architect John Cyril Hawes in Midwest Western Australia


  • Group assembles for 9:30 Mass at the St Francis Xavier Cathedral
  • Welcome and distribution of Pilgrimage Shells and Tour Booklets
  • Tour of Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre and St Francis Xavier Cathedral
  • Tour of The Hermitage, San Spirito Chapel and Nazareth House
  • Drive by  St Lawrence's Church 
  • Refreshments at the Irish Club (formerly St Patrick's Church). 


Day 2     MULLEWA VIA KOJARENA and return via YUNA and NANSON

  • Visit St James Chapel Kojarena
  • Walk the  Hawes Heritage Walk to Our Lady of Mt  Carmel Church
  • Visit the Priesthouse Museum
  • Mass in Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church
  • Visit Mass Rock and The Pioneer Cemetery to see the headstones built by Hawes for 2 local children
  • Visit the McGauran Mass Site in Yuna
  • Visit Out Lady of Fatima Church and Presentation Convent Nanson


  • Mass in Our Lady of Ara Coeli Church Northampton
  • Visit Sacred Heart Convent Northampton
  • Drive to Kalbarri National Park to visit the Skywalk
  • Return to Geraldton via the Pink Lake at Port Gregory


  • Mass in St Joseph's Church Perenjori  
  • Holy Cross Church Morawa
  • Priest's Lodge Morawa

Cost for the 4 Day Pilgrimage is $400 per person

If you are unable to take part in the 4 Days, Single  Day Options ($100 Per Day) are available. 
Click on the link below to register



  • Transport on luxury 49 seater coach with bathroom facilities, USB ports and reclining seats
  • Tour Guide/Spiritual Director & Tour Coordinator on Board
  • Mass Daily in Hawes Churches
  • Name Tags, Pilgrim Shell and Tour Booklet
  • Water, Juice, Tea & Coffee, and Light Snacks provided throughout the day
  • Entrance to Kalbarri National Park
  • Picnic Lunch Daily
  • Welcome Pack with information on Geraldton provided for visitors to Geraldton
  • Transport to and from Geraldton *
  • Accommodation in Geraldton *
  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Donations to Museums/Churches visited
  • While this is a spiritual pilgrimage, there is no requirement for Pilgrims to take part in religious ceremonies. 
  • The itinerary above is subject to change however the organisers will endeavor to include all sites listed in the Highlights.  A more detailed itinerary will be provided with your Tour Booklet
  • If you will be visiting Geraldton for the Pilgrimage, click on the link  for a list of suggested Accommodation Options.  If you won't have your own  transport in Geraldton, it is recommended that you stay in accommodation close to the City Centre (*) as public transport and Taxi services in Geraldton are not reliable. 
  • Enquiries:             Contact Gerry  Eastman monsignorhawes@gmail.com or Phone 0417 912997

Comments from Past Pilgrims

  • Very informative.     Richness of the Diocese explored with fitting appreciation of Hawes, of Catholicism, and history.
  • Highlight for me was Father Cross's extensive knowledge and his ability to communicate to lay people and create a picture/vision.      Superb!
  • As a lapsed Catholic I found it enlightening.
  • Fr Cross was a great presenter - witty and informative. Gerry great organiser.
  • Enjoyed it very much - information overload - loved it. On my 'to do' list again.
  • Very well organised and lovely companions.
  • As a non-practicing Catholic I recommend this to anyone and everyone. The group was extremely welcoming and the insight into the Catholic faith inspiring. Not to mention the achievements of Hawes.
  • Excellent and very well organised. I would recommend it to others.
  • Additional touristy visits were excellent.
  • Well organised and informative. Everyone was welcoming.
  • Wonderful experience. So much more than I expected.