4 day Hawes Heritage Trail Pilgrimage 20th-23rd August 2023

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 and Nazareth House
  • Drive by St Patrick's Church (Irish Club) and St Lawrence's Church



  • 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


  • Our Lady of Fatima Church Nanson
  • 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


  • Holy Rosary Church Morawa 
  • Priest's Lodge Morawa
  • Mass in St Joseph's Church Perenjori  
  • St Andrew's Church Carnamah

Cost for the Pilgrimage is $300 per person

Minimum number of Pilgrims required - 30




  • 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