Arrived Tired but Excited

by Steve Ray on October 3, 2009

The plane touched down at 2:45 PM and tired but excited pilgrims stepped off the plane and their feet touched the land of Israel. A few came on different flights from other parts of the country but most were from Batavia Illinois with their beloved Msgr. Dan Deutsch. Watch the video to see the story of their first day in the Holy Land.


  • Heather Bruyr says:

    To Maria Maddox

    Hi Mom! Have fun and be safe! Love you Miss you!

  • Sue Gena says:


    You guys look great! Hey, Fr. Barr, He cut off your head on the you tube video so I did not see if you had found your FBI cap or not.

    I am going to watch you every day. How exciting.

    Please be informational on the you tubes. The weather looks great as well.

  • Madelyn Weed says:

    Thank you so much for posting this – it was wonderful to see my parents (The Studlo’s) and the group made it over safely! Wish I was there with you all!

  • Chris Wright & Jane Jessup says:

    We miss you Maria. We are holding down the fort. We are trying to keep everyone happy here. It is hard to do without you. It looks like you are having too much fun and we want to go with you next time. I think we could close the office for a week, don’t you. lol

  • Jim Freid-Studlo & Laura Kamas says:

    It’s so wonderful to be able to share in this experience! Can’t wait to follow along on the rest of your journey. Enjoy every minute of it. God bless!

  • Laura Kamas says:

    It’s so exciting to be able to follow along on your journey. Enjoy every minute of it! Jim and I are keeping you all in our prayers.

  • Chris Wright & Jane Jessup says:

    We miss Maria. Looks like you all are having lots of fun. Can’t wait to hear all the stories and see the pics.

  • Nicole & Baron says:


    We hope your having Fun!!! Be safe We wish we were with you.

    Love, Baron n Cole

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