11 Days / 8 Nights
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Dear Friends and Colleagues:

We are so excited and humbled to be able to lead this Advent pilgrimage to the Holy Land. We hope you can join us for this life-changing adventure as we walk in the footsteps of Jesus.

Faith Journeys, our tour operators, have put together an incredible trip for us all to enjoy. They handle all the logistics so we can concentrate on the experience. We have been to the Holy Land in the past, and we can’t wait to go back. We assure you, once you have visited the holy sites mentioned in the Bible, you will never read Scripture the same way again. When we hear the Word proclaimed, even after two decades, we can imagine just where the scenes took place because of our pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

As pastoral leaders we appreciate the value of being on pilgrimage with a community of disciples. The shared reflections and prayer are richer, deeper, and diverse. As Paul wrote:
“Your faith will help me, and my faith will help you." (Romans 1:12}

If going to the Holy Land was ever on your “bucket list” then JOIN US on this Advent pilgrimage. As a Knight and Lady of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, we look forward to sharing the “5th Gospel” with you!

May grace and blessings be always on your path,
Bob and Maggie McCarty

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Monday, October 22: Departure from the USA Depart on an overnight flight to Tel Aviv, Israel.

Day 2: Tuesday, October 23: Arrival in the Holy Land Arrive in Tel Aviv and transfer to Bethlehem.

Day 3: Wednesday, October 24: Bethlehem, Hebron Visit the Shepherds’ Fields, Bethlehem, the Church of the Nativity, Mamre, Hebron, and Bethlehem University to visit with administrators and students.

Day 4: Thursday, October 25: Judean Desert, Jericho, Nazareth, Tiberias Drive through the Judean Desert, passing Wadi Qelt, to Jericho. Continue to Nazareth and Cana. Visit the baptismal site on the Jordan River before continuing to Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Friday, October 26: Sea of Galilee Celebrate Mass at the Mount of Beatitudes, and visit the Church of Loaves and Fishes, Caesarea Philippi, and a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee.

Day 6: Saturday, October 27: Sea of Galilee to Jerusalem Ascent Mount Tabor for a view of the Valley of Jezreel, Galilee, Gilead, and Samaria. Pray in the Church of the Transfiguration. Continue to Megiddo, Caesarea, and Jerusalem.

Day 7: Sunday, October 28: Jerusalem Begin the day with a view of the Old City from the Mount of Olives, descending the Palm Sunday Road to the Church of Dominus Flevit for Mass. Continue to the Western (Wailing) Wall, the Temple Mount, the Crusader Church of St. Anne, the Pools of Bethesda, and the underground tunnels to see the remnants of the Temple Mount of Jesus’ day.

Day 8: Monday, October 29: Dead Sea, Jerusalem Journey to the Dead Sea to float. Continue to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Return to Jerusalem and spend time at the Garden of Gethsemane. Drive to Mount Zion to visit the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, the Upper Room, and meet with Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, Apostolic Nuncio to Israel, Palestine, and Jordan.

Day 9: Tuesday, October 30: Jerusalem Proceed up the Via Dolorosa, past the 14 Stations of the Cross, entering the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Hill of Golgotha. Visit the Latin Patriarchate where Dr. Sir Bob and Dr. Lady Maggie McCarty will receive the Pilgrim Shell of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. The remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 10: Wednesday, October 31: Jerusalem Entire day at leisure to reflect, explore, and wander the Old City. Late afternoon transfer to Tel Aviv Airport for the early morning return flight.

Day 11: Thursday, November 1: Departure for the USA Depart Israel and return to the USA.

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Pilgrimage is the journey from everyday life to a sacred place where we encounter the Divine. This journey links sacred place and time and allows the pilgrim to transport the sacredness of a place to his or her home. It was a great joy to work with the Faith Journeys team. Our parishioners were inspired, educated and handled with great care every step of the way. We were attended by excellent English-speaking guides, had comfortable, spacious buses, and enjoyed wonderful food and accommodations. We are planning another pilgrimage with Faith Journeys to the Convent of Sr. Faustina, Fatima and Lourdes and more next year. I do recommend Faith Journeys!
Fr. Michael Ume, St. Bernard Catholic Community, Bellflower, California