New Melleray Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage to New Melleray Abbey and Dickeyville Grotto

Friday, October 11th 2019

Join the Women's Guild on a beautiful, and faith filled, day trip beginning in Peosta, Iowa at the New Melleray Abbey, including a tour of the monstery's Trappist Casket Factory. Learn about the men who call the Abbey home and more about the inspiring stories behind each of these religious sites. The trip will continue with a visit to the Dickeyville Grotto in Dickeyville, Wisconsin and conclude with a relaxing dinner in East Dubuque at Timmerman's Supper Club overlooking the beautiful Mississippi Valley.

The bus will depart the St. John the Baptist parking lot in Rapid City at 9:30am and will return at approx. 8:30pm. Enjoy the beautiful colors of fall as you travel high above the Mississippi Valley during this one of a kind experience.

Cost is $70 and may be paid either online or by check **(see below for payment information)**

Interested individuals should fill out the registration form below and return it to the St. John Parish Office by mail, or via email to

Open to all faiths and denominations, the trip is limited to 30 people. To reserve your seat or more for information, please contact Ginger Arnold at or call the St. John Parish Office.

For more information regarding the Dickeyville Grotto, please visit their website:

For more information regarding the New Melleray Abbey, please visit their website:

Payment Information

To Pay Online:

Click the button to the left, "Pay Here."

You will be redirected to the St. John Online Giving website. On the bottom right hand corner, click, "Quick Give." Follow directions to the Quick Give page. Under "Gift Information," choose the drop down option for "Parish Fundraiser and Events." Once you have inputted the relevant information, click Next and your payment will be processed.

To Pay By Check:

Make checks payable to "St. John the Baptist Catholic Church" and mail to the

Parish Office: 1416 3rd Avenue, Rapids City, IL 61275.