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.
St. Anne Parish Pastoral Coordinator