Jordan and Israel – February 2019 (SOLD OUT)

13 February 2019 to 22 February 2019


This is our favorite time of year to visit the Middle East – smaller crowds and cooler weather. Lovely time to visit the Holy Land!!

On this pilgrimage that is open for all, we are also giving a special invitation to Deacons and their wives to join this trip along with Deacon Dominic Pastore and Teresa Tomeo Pastore. They will share a lot along the way — along with Steve Ray. The pilgrimage will give some special emphasize tp the ministry of a deacon and give an opportunity for them to see the Gospel in full color, learn, pray and go home enriched, with their ministry enhanced.

We will also have a Mass that we do not include on other trips — the place of St. Stephen’s Martyrdom at the Church of St. Stephen in Jerusalem

This is a beautiful time of the year to tour the Holy Land. Not too hot with fewer crowds. We have the best Mass sites selected for you and we will visit every Rosary site and pray that Mystery while there. For this group we are also including Mass at St. Stephen’s where the first martyr was stoned and buried. Join us!

Steve and Janet have partnered with the same Catholic Nazarene guide for all their trips over the last decade. Amer is a practicing Catholic and a walking encyclopedia. We consider him the finest Christian guide in the Holy Land–and we are not alone in that assessment. Having a Christian guide is very important.

You’ll enjoy Steve and Janet’s trusted hotels and delicious meals including some amazing dinner experiences away from the typical hotel buffets.

Wine is provided with all dinners along with a wide range of cuisines to experience the Holy Land to it’s fullest.


You will receive their 110-page color handbook, daily YouTube videos so your family and friends can join you virtually every day and a fully edited movie of your trip upon your return home.

Steve personally teaches at the holy sites and shares experiences from over 150 previous trips to Israel and other biblical lands since 1995. We do everything we can to support the local Christians who only make up 1.5% of the population.

Daily Mass at the holiest sites and we pray every Mystery of the Rosary where it took place. Also, pray the Stations of the Cross on the way to Calvary and Mass at the Tomb.

Enjoy a group of like-minded Catholics from around the country for a marvelous pilgrimage through the land of our Lord and Our Lady. We will share ministry and ideas along the way– to help and encourage all the deacons and their wives.

Our priest will be one of Steve and Janet’s good friends who has joined them as chaplain numerous times. His name is Fr. Dan Good from Alabama and everyone loves his fine homilies, devout Masses and his joy and fun along the way.



An Invitation from Teresa Tomeo and Deacon Dom Pastore:



Is this Pilgrimage only for Deacons and their wives?

There is a special focus on inviting Deacons to participate on this pilgrimage, however, this all interested passengers are more than welcomed to join on this trip.

As a Deacon, will I be able to concelebrate at Mass?

We anticipate having a large number of Deacons traveling on this pilgrimage.  For those who wish to concelebrate at Mass, we will ensure you have the opportunity to do so at least once during the trip.  Details regarding the concelebration schedule will be forthcoming.

As a Deacon, what should I bring with me to concelebrate Mass?

Each Deacon who wants to concelebrate at Mass should bring a white alb, stole, and a current celebret with them on the pilgrimage.  We also ask that you submit a copy of your celebret to our office no later than November 1, 2018.

Will we celebrate any Masses that relate specifically to deacons?

Yes, we will celebrate Mass at the site where St. Stephen the first deacon and martyr was executed by stoning.

$5764 Regular price, per person after Jun. 15 2018
-100 Early Bird Discount
-165 Discount for payment by cash or check
*$5499 Cash discount price per person (double occupancy)

*See brochure for complete details. Child discount available.

Brochure & Itinerary


Contact our Reservations Team at 866.468.1420 or


Calling All Deacons (and their wives); Join us for our Deacon Holy Land Pilgrimage & Retreat

Share This With All The Deacons You Know and Their Wives!

Inspiring Trip for Deacons & their Wives

To Walk In The Footsteps of Jesus in The Holy Land, February 13-22, 2019

Mass at St. Stephen’s Church, The Site of the First Martyrdom

Join Steve & Janet Ray


Deacon Dominick & Teresa Tomeo Pastore

Join them for a very special and deeply spiritual trip to the special places in Our Lord’s life:

  • Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Ascend the Mount of Transfiguration.
  • Renew your wedding vows at the Wedding Church in Cana.
  • Travel by boat on the Sea of Galilee to Mass at St. Peter’s House.
  • Dine in a Bedouin tent in Bethlehem. Attend Mass at the Mount of the Beatitudes.
  • Travel along the Via Dolorosa and touch the top of Mount Calvary.
  • Visit the Mount of Olives and so much more!

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Don’t Miss the Optional

Biblical Jordan Pre-Trip!

February 9-14, 2019

  • Tour the Roman city of Jerash.
  • Visit the home of the Prophet Elijah.
  • See the Jabbok River where Jacob wrestled with the Angel.
  • Look out over the Jordan Valley likes Moses did before he died.
  • See where Joshua crossed the Jordan River.
  • See where John the Baptist baptized Jesus, and where John was imprisoned and beheaded.
  • Eat at authentic restaurants and see amazing archaeological sites.
  • This is an amazing pre-trip not to miss!

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For information, including how to sign up, visit the Corporate Travel website or call 866-468-1420.

Register and qualify for the $100 Early Booking Discount if you Book by June 15, 2018.