My Dear Friends in Christ,
We all know the four gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. But did you know that the Holy Land is often called, “The 5th Gospel?”
I invite YOU to join me on the pilgrimage of a lifetime to the Holy Land. We will walk and pray our way through “The 5th Gospel,” the land of the covenant, the land of our patrons St. John the Baptist, and Our Blessed Mother, Mary, and the land of the Word made flesh, Jesus. Our faith journey will bring the Bible to life like never before and invite you to reflect on being a good steward of God’s gracious gifts in your life.
Our 24/7 Tour Manager is Sam Makarios, a Christian, born and raised in Jerusalem. Sam’s biblical and historical background will deepen your Catholic identity and the richness of our Living Tradition.
Dr. Timothy Mullner, Director of Program Development at Faith Journeys and a Renton, WA resident, will be our Pilgrimage Host. Timothy will help us with breaking open the daily Lectionary readings and music at our Masses. He will coordinate with Faith Journeys’ office in Jerusalem for a safe and faith-filled experience. Timothy has also been knighted by the Vatican into the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem which will allow us to pray with Latin Patriarchate leaders and the Bishop of Jerusalem.(schedule pending) We are in good hands!
I hope you will join me and invest in your own faith formation as we walk in the footsteps of Jesus!
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Fr. Brooks F. Beaulaurier MDiv, MAT
Immaculate Conception Parish, Roslyn, WA
St. John the Baptist Parish, Cle Elum