Fr. Monette Pilgrimage Led by Steve & Janet

by Steve Ray on February 16, 2008

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First group arrived on British Air with their fearless leader Fr. Michael Monette. They are now napping comfortably at the Sheraton in Tiberias. Janet and I picked them up at 5:30 AM. We are now on our way back to Tel Aviv on our bus to pick up the next two groups at 3:00 PM on Lufthansa and British Air. I'll update as soon as we get them on the bus.

UPDATE 5:30 PM Israel time: The afternoon flights have arrived and we're halfway to Tiberias. All is well and everyone tired but excited.


  • God Bless. I’m with you all right off the plane.

    Have a great day one.

    Love in Him

  • I am glad you arrived safely after your long journey. I will keep you in my heart and in my prayers throughout your pilgrimage and will check back as often as possible for updates.

    Please say a prayer for the intentions of the Genovese family at all the holy places.

    Love and peace,

  • Jeanne Byrne says:

    A message for the pilgrims: My prayers and my “mind” are constantly with you. I wish I were a small fly and could attach myself with you!! Take a lot of pictures for us. Love and prayers–Jeanne

  • Anne-Marie says:

    Hi All:
    Glad you made it. Looking forward to the vedio.
    Also keep Father Marcel in your prayers. His brother passed away on Friday.
    Funeral at St. Marie’s on Tuesday. Grace, Barbara Fox left you a message from Father Marcel.

    Love you all

  • Kyla says:

    Happy to hear you have landed safely! Our prayers from Saint Anselm’s are with you 🙂

  • Barbara Skorija says:

    Dear Louella, You are in my prayers and thoughts as you are on a ‘spirit-filled’ journey in the Holy Lands – May you and all in the group receive the many ‘blessings’ in the offering.
    Keep safe…….Barbee

  • Norm and Maggie Lambert says:

    Happy to hear that you arrived safely. We’re looking forward to checking your schedule every day! We give huge thanks to Steve and Janet Ray for this wonderful opportunity.

    We love you, Eric, Laura, Meg and Mary–
    Hugs–Grampa, Maggie and Moses

  • Nancy Ross says:

    Glad you’ve all arrived safely. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers throughout your journey. Have a wonderful time. Love, Nancy

  • Anne-Marie says:

    Hi To all my FRIENDS. Glad to hear you all arrived safely. Just wanted to let you all know the Father Marcel’s brother passed away on friday. The funeral will be on Tuesday at St. Marie’s. Barbara Fox called to let us know. She left a messatge on your phone Grace.

    Love to all in HIM.

  • Barbara Skorija says:

    What a wonderful experience. May your trip be blessed with revelations and the joy of walking in such a Holy Place….

  • Michael Bukowski says:

    Hello there,

    Please say hello and God bless to my mother, Grace Bukowski, and all that are on the pilgrimage!

    Michael & Jennifer Bukowski

  • Jack and Barb Brotz says:

    God bless you all! Our hearts are with you throughout this journey. May the Lord keep you all safe!

  • Katrin Grant says:

    A message to my mom Eleanor Becotte,

    So glad everyone arrived safely. There are just a few seats left for the trip to Lourdes, etc (9 days). Ok to put down the deposit?

    Love you so, Kat

  • Kyra Guay says:

    I’m happy to hear everyone arrived safely, I’m so proud of my mom, she hates flying. I miss her very much LOVE YOU MOM! hope you’re all having a wonderful time!

  • Pauline Jacques says:

    Hello to all the blessed people. Wishing you a safe and joyous experience. What a wonderful opportunity to travel and explore. I’m excited to follow along with you. Jamie was worried all the CCD teachers would be gone on the trip. She misses you all. Enjoy and pray for us all.

    Our Thoughts and prayers Pauline & Family
    Curt and Lucienne

  • Lucienne Jacques says:

    My prayers have been with you. Looking forward to seeing you all come back safely. Hoping to see pictures and hearing all about your experiences. Tell Father I’ll make him some more of that spicy soup. Zuppa Toscana!!!!!

    Love in Friendship,
    Lucienne Jacques

  • Pauline Jacques says:

    Hello to all the blessed people. What a wonderful way to share with all of us what you are doing. I’m very excited to see where you are. Have fun and Pray,Pray,Pray for all of us.

    Hope the weather is better there!

    Love and Prayers
    Pauline Jacques&Family

  • Veronica "Babe" Wilhelm says:

    Dear Peg Howson and all others,
    My prayers are with you on this spiritual journey.
    God bless you. Love and prayers to all of you.
    Aunt Babe Wilhelm

  • Sheila Fitzgerald says:

    Glad everyone had a safe flight. Enjoy your time in the Holy Land. Will keep you in our thoughts and prayer. God Bless, Love, Bob and Sheila Fitzgerald

  • Ashleigh, Colby, Nathan, Kevy says:

    Hi Grandma and Grampa (Bob & Nancy)-
    Ash-co-na-kev said they love you, miss you, and can’t wait for you to be home. Ashleigh says take pictures of where baby jesus was born, Colby wants to ask Grampa how the popcorn tastes in Isreal, Nathan is curious about the food (as always) and Kevin says “Whaaa.”
    Wishing you a wonderful, blessed, safe and inspirational trip!
    Kevin, Deidre, Ashleigh, Colby, Nathan & Kevin

  • art & cheryl bonin says:

    Enjoy and be filled with all our wonderful Lord has for each and everyone of you.
    This morning at mass I was drawn very close to Christ , His experience on the cross and the reflection of where all of you are in relation to Biblical history. Grow deep we are burdened to pray diligently for all of you.
    Pray for my (art’s) physical healing. Love in CHRIST, Art & cheryl

  • Gordon & Lyn Mitchell says:

    Happy to hear you arrived safely. Have a wonderful time and come home with many stories and photos to share with us.
    Love you-Eric, Laura, Megan & Mary and of course Mike L.
    Lyn & Gordon

  • Auntie, Uncle Mike, MIKEY&CAM says:

    Hooray – you are there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 We can’t wait to see the photos of your adventure! Take care of one another! Love and hugs to Lu, Eric, Megan, Mary, Mike and the rest of the pilgrams.
    We miss you already!
    Jen, Mike, Mikey and Cam-a-lama XOXOXOXOXOXOXO

  • Sis and Sister, hope THINGS are going well. We are thinking of you and hope things work out. Have a good time and looking forward to getting both of you home. Love and prayers….Leo and Joyce Mudd

  • Carole, Grace, Elly, and Mary says:

    Hello to everyone!

    We’re exhausted but loving every minute. To Katrin: Elly says yes. To Kacie: That’s a lot of chocolate-but we’ll take it! To Mitchells Dunlaps and Lamberts and all others: missing you bunches of oats but I will be back soon! Love you! To Mike and Jen and Anne-Marie: I miss you! See you soon.

    Much Love,
    Carole, Grace, Elly, and Mary

  • Kyra Guay says:

    Hello Everyone!

    I hope you’re all having a blast! I watched the video of eric playing with the fish head and it made me laugh! Give my mom a big hug for me I miss her so much! Im keeping you all in my Prayers!

    Love Kyra

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