Mass at Capernaum, Eating St. Peter’s Fish, Visitation and Arriving in JERUSALEM!

by Steve Ray on May 20, 2018

Today was Pentecost Sunday which is very special for Janet and I and our family. It was 24 years ago today that we were received into the Catholic Church with tears of joy.

My eyes welled up with tears many times today just recalling that event while we’re traveling through the Holy Land. What a joy to share our conversion story with all of the pilgrims on the bus as we drove to Jerusalem.

We had Mass at Capernaum and even though it was Pentecost we celebrated the Mass of the Holy Eucharist because it was here that Jesus said “Eat My Flesh and Drink My Blood.“ You can hear Fr. Dan‘s homily here.

We took a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, saw the ancient boat from Jesus’s time, are St. Peters Fish and drove to Jerusalem. We stopped along the way at the Church of the Visitation where Mary walked to meet Elizabeth.

Did you know that young Mary who was only about 14 or 15 years old walked almost 100 miles from Nazareth to the Hill Country of Judea to visit her relative Elizabeth?

After singing and praying at the Visitation we arrived in Jerusalem at our Notre Dame Center Hotel. Enjoy!