Jordan and Israel – February 2019 (SOLD OUT)

13 February 2019 to 22 February 2019


You can watch the full length Pilgrimage below or download it here.


Journal

Israel Pilgrims Arrive to Join the Jordan Group

Since I was with the Jordan group crossing over from the other side, I was not able to get a lot of videos and pictures from the group coming in fresh to Israel.

But all of them arrived safely and in good shape and had a quick dinner and a Mass and are now sound asleep getting ready for a big first day tomorrow joining all of those who have already been going through Jordan. We will blend together well and have a great pilgrimage through the Holy Land together.


About the Pilgrimage

You can watch the Jordan extension of the trip here.

Scroll down towards the end to see the daily videos of our current trip…

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.

BELOW: OUR COOKING CLASS AND DINNER IN MADABA JORDAN WITH OUR CATHOLIC FRIENDS ELIAS AND FARIEL

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.

 

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An Invitation from Teresa Tomeo and Deacon Dom Pastore:

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR DEACONS PILGRIMAGE

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.