11 Days / 9 Nights
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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


Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Monday, November 6, 2017: Departure from the USA Our pilgrimage adventure begins with an overnight flight to Tel Aviv.%%

Day 2: Tuesday, November 7, 2017: Arrival in the Holy Land Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport, transfer to David, Bethlehem, where our journey begins.

Day 3: Wednesday, November 8, 2017: Bethlehem, Shepherd’s Field, Hebron Shepherds’ Fields, Church of the Nativity, Mass in the Chapel of the Massacre of the Innocents, Milk Grotto, continue to Mamre, and the Tomb of the Patriarchs.

Day 4: Thursday, November 9, 2017: Judean Desert, Jericho, Nazareth, Cana, Baptismal Site, Tiberias Bethany, Wadi Qelt, Jericho, Mount of Temptation, Nazareth, Mass in the Church of the Annunciation, Church of the Wedding at Cana, and Jordan River baptism.

Day 5: Friday, November 10, 2017: Sea of Galilee, Mt. of Beatitudes, Tabgha, Caphernaum, Caesarea, Philpphi, Boat Ride Mass at Mount of Beatitudes, Tabgha, Church of Loaves and Fishes, Church of the Primacy of Peter, Ceasarea Philippi, wooden boat ride – sailing in the footsteps of Jesus!

Day 6: Saturday, November 11, 2017: Mount Tabor, Megiddo, Caesarea, Jerusalem Mount Tabor, Church of the Transfiguration for Mass, Caesarea, Jerusalem, Mount Scopus.

Day 7: Sunday, November 12, 2017: Mount of Olives, Dominus Flevit, Wailing Wall, Temple Mount, Bethesda Pools, Temple Tunnels Mount of Olives, Church of Dominus Flevit for Mass, Western (Wailing) Wall, Dome of the Rock, Crusader Church of St. Anne, Pools of Bethesda and the underground tunnels.

Day 8: Monday, November 13, 2017: Dead Sea Float, Qumran Valley, Gethsemane, Cenacle, Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu Dead Sea float and mud bath, Qumran, Garden of Gethsemane, Church of the Agony, Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, and the Upper Room.

Day 9: Tuesday, November 14, 2017: Via Dolorosa, Holy Sepulcher, Free Time in the Old City Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Hill of Golgotha, the Chapel of the Skull of Adam and the empty Tomb. Afternoon free for reflection, prayer, sightseeing or relaxation.

Day 10: Wednesday, November 15, 2017: Old City of Jerusalem, Morning of Leisure, Emmaus, Tel Aviv Morning at leisure, Mass at Emmaus, Tel Aviv for farewell dinner and flight home.

Day 11: Thursday, November 16, 2017: Departure for the USA Early morning flight home to the USA.

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"Looking back upon my seventeen years as president of AFPC, I can recall no other event where the needs of our choirs were managed with such grace and expertise. Throughout the five-day congress in Rome - busy with rehearsals, concerts, liturgies and other events, and culminating in the Mass of January 1 at St. Peter's Basilica with Pope Benedict XVI - I was never met with anything less than 100% satisfaction in and outspoken enthusiasm for the work of your organization and its staff."
Patrick Flahive, President, American Federation Pueri Cantores