11 Days / 9 Nights
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Dear Friends in Christ,

Ten years ago, a group of fifteen parishioners made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in honor of St. Anne Parish’s Centennial.  The tour was a life-changing experience for each of us, as we walked in the footsteps of patriarchs, prophets and apostles, as well as Jesus himself.  As we all experienced, being in the Holy Land brought the stories, the people and the power of our faith to life in a way we have never known before.

I invite you to join me on our 2018 pilgrimage as we mark the 110th Anniversary of St. Anne Parish.  The pilgrimage will connect us with the very roots of our Catholic Faith: Bethlehem, Nazareth, Cana, Magdala, Galilee, Capernaum, Jericho, the Mount of Olives, Temple Mount, Calvary, the Holy Sepulcher, and of course, the Church of St. Anne, where our patron saint lived and where Mary, the Mother of Jesus, was born.

Faith Journeys has put together an incredible itinerary and will handle all the logistics.  Their transportation, accommodations and meals will make the experience comfortable, enjoyable and memorable.  Their professional tour guides will provide in-depth information on the history, archeology and significance of each site.

A pilgrimage to the Holy Land will not only change the way you hear the stories of Scripture; it will change the way you believe.  I hope you’ll join us for this journey of a lifetime.

 

In Christ,

Ron Ryan
St. Anne Parish Pastoral Coordinator

 

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Sunday, April 8: Departure from the USA Depart on an overnight flight from Seattle, WA to Tel Aviv, Israel.

Day 2: Monday, April 9: Arrival in the Holy Land Arrival in Tel Aviv and transfer to the town of David, Bethlehem.

Day 3: Tuesday, April 10: Bethlehem Travel to Shepherd’s Fields. Return to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity. Continue to Mamre and Hebron to visit the Tomb of the Patriarchs. Visit Holy Child School serving Jewish, Muslim and Christian children.

Wednesday, April 11: Jericho, Nazareth, Cana, Sea of Galilee Drive to Wadi Qelt, along the Good Samaritan road. Visit Jericho and view the Mount of Temptation. Continue to Nazareth and Cana en-route to Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee.

Day 5: Thursday, April 12: Mount of Beatitudes, Capharnaum, Magdala Morning Mass and reflection at the Mount of Beatitudes. Descend to Tabgha and the Church of the Loaves and Fishes. Visit Magdala, home of Mary Magdalene. Visit Philippi where Peter acknowledged Jesus as Christ. Evening boat ride on the Sea of Galilee.

Day 6: Friday, April 13: Mount of Transfiguration, Caesarea Maritima, Jerusalem Depart the Sea of Galilee to the Mount of Transfiguration. Continue through the ancient Herodian city of Caesarea Maritima before arriving in Jerusalem.

Day 7: Saturday, April 14: Jerusalem Visit the Mount of Olives, Church of Dominus Flevit, Western Wall, Temple Mount, Crusader Church of St. Anne, and the Pools of Bethesda.

Day 8: Sunday, April 15: Dead Sea, Qumran, Jerusalem Attend Mass at the Crusader Church of St. Anne. Journey to the Dead Sea for a view, stopping in Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Return to Jerusalem to visit the Gethsemane, the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu and the Upper Room.

Day 9: Monday, April 16: Jerusalem Walk along the Via Dolorosa past the Stations of the Cross. Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Hill of Golgotha. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 10: Tuesday, April 17: Old City of Jerusalem, Emmaus Morning at leisure for individual reflection and exploration. Continue to Emmaus before continuing to Tel Aviv for the return flight.

Day 11: Wednesday, April 18: Departure for USA We leave our hotel and head for the Tel Aviv airport to return to the US.

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A pilgrimage to the Holy Land is a rare and privileged event. Every person of faith should make such a trip a priority in one's life. However, great care is needed to make sure the experience reflects the intent of the traveler. Without careful planning, advanced preparation and attention to details while in the Holy Land, the pilgrimage can fall short of expectations. Faith Journey's is a trusted, experienced partner who can make sure your journey is a critical step towards a deeper communion with Our Savior and his people.
Deacon Bill Garrett, Archdiocese of Atlanta and President Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School