Holy Land Pilgrimage 2020
4 Days October 26 - October 30, 2020
11 Days October 30 - November 9, 2020
Daily Mass with our own Priest at the Shrines
DAY 1 – October 26 Enroute - Fly to rome
We travel from our home town to Rome, Italy.
DAY 2 – october 27 rome (bD)
Arrive in Rome. After we gather all Pilgrims, our bus driver will be waiting for us, ready to load all luggage and begin our Journeys of Faith Pilgrimage. We will visit the Catacombs and the Church of the Holy Cross of Jerusalem where we will have Mass. Transfer to hotel.
DAY 3 - october 28 rome (b)
Today, we take part in the general audience with Pope Francis, where he will give a teaching. After the Pope's audience, we will have a guided tour of two major Basilicas; St. Paul outside the Walls where we will pray at the Chapel of St. Brigid of Sweden and St. John Lateran, the Cathedral of Rome and the Scala Santa. Return to our hotel.
DAY 4 - october 29 rome (b)
In the morning, we will have a guided tour by our Roman guide through the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's Creation of the World and the Last Judgment. We will also visit St. Peter's Basilica, including the Pieta, the Tombs of St. John Paul II and St. John XXIII.
In the afternoon we will have a guided city tour which will include the beautiful and largest Marian Church in Rome, St. Mary Major Basilica, which houses a relic of the manger where our Lord Jesus was born and where we will celebrate Mass. Return to our hotel.
DAY 5 - october 30 rome - montecassino - rome (b)
Today we travel to Montecassino and the Shrine of St. Benedict, founder of the Benedictine Order, and father of western monasticism and St. Scholastica, his sister. We will celebrate Mass and have a guided tour of this most fascinating Shrine. Return to our hotel in Rome.
DAY 6 - OCTOBER 31 ROME - TEL AVIV (Bd)
Rome extension Pilgrims leave Rome and fly to Tel Aviv to meet our Holy Land Pilgrims and begin our Journey following in the Footsteps of Jesus. Transfer to hotel. Free afternoon in Tel Aviv. Dinner and overnight.
Holy Land Itinerary
HOLY LAND ONLY ITINERARY
DAY 1 - OCTOBER 30 Enroute - fly to Tel Aviv.
Pilgrims only doing the Holy Land travel from your home towns to Tel Aviv, Israel.
DAY 2 - OCTOBER 31 TEL AVIV (D)
Arrive in Tel Aviv. Transfer to hotel, meet Pilgrims from Rome. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 3 - NOVEMBER 1 caesarea by the sea - haifa - nazareth - tiberias (BD)
This morning we leave Tel Aviv and travel, via the coast, to Caesarea by the Sea, the site of St. Paul’s two-year imprisonment. We will visit the Roman Crusader remains. Continue on to Haifa where we will visit Stella Maris, a Carmelite Monastery with the Madonna of Mt. Carmel. We continue on to Nazareth and the Basilica of the Annunciation, where the Annunciation took place, where Joseph had his workshop, and where Mary's well is located. Continue on to our hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
DAY 4- november 2 GALILEE: TIBERIAS, BOAT RIDE ON SEA OF GALILEE, CAPERNAUM, MOUNT OF THE BEATITUDES, MAGDALA CENTER, CAESAREA PHILIPPI (BD)
Today we take a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum. Capernaum was Jesus’ second home. The ruins of the temple where Jesus preached and taught and performed many cures are still standing, as are the ruins of Peter’s house. Capernaum is a very short distance from the Mount of the Beatitudes, where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount. We continue on to Tabgha to see the splendid mosaic about the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes. Nearby is the Church of Peter’s Primacy where Peter was told “Feed my lambs, feed my sheep”. Today we will celebrate Mass near the shores of the Sea of Galilee at the Church of Peter’s Primacy or at the Mount of the Beatitudes. Continue on to Magdala Center, the village of Mary Magdalene, where we will visit the newly built Church and the newly excavated ruins. In the afternoon, we will visit Caesarea Philippi, the location of St. Peter’s testimony and where Jesus answered him “You are the Rock and upon this rock I will build my Church.” Return to our hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
DaY 5 - NOVEMBER 3 MOUNT TABOR - CANA - (BD)
Today, we start our journey at Mount Tabor, the site of the Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus into His divine state. “Lord it is good for us to be here.” From this vantage, we will be able to see the valley of Armageddon, peaceful looking enough, but the Biblical last battleground between good and evil.
We continue to the beginning of Jesus public life, his first miracle, that of the Wedding Feast at Cana. We will visit the Latin Church, which commemorates this miracle. Couples in our Pilgrimage group will have the opportunity to renew their wedding vows. Return to our hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
DaY 6 - NOVEMBER 4 tiberias - EIN KAREM – BETHLEHEM – SHEPHERDS FIELD (BD)
Today we travel to the village of Ein Karem, the birthplace of St. John the Baptist and visit the Church of the Visitation where our Blessed Mother visited her cousin Elizabeth, and proclaimed the “Magnificat”. In the afternoon, we drive to the Shepherds Field, where the Choir of Angels appeared to the Shepherds, and proclaimed the Glory of God in the Birth of the Savior. We continue on to visit and celebrate Mass at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem that stands upon the site where Jesus was born. Transfer to our hotel in Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.
DaY 7- NOVEMBER 5 JERUSALEM (BD)
Toda we go to Mount Zion to visit the Church of the Dormition, the place where Mary went to sleep, and was assumed into Heaven. We go to the Upper Room, the scene of the Last Supper and the Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles. Visit King David’s Tomb, and the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, where Peter denied Jesus three times. We end our day with a visit to the Wailing Wall and Palace of Caiaphas, home of the High Priest. Return to our hotel in Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.
DaY 8 - NOVEMBER 6 JERUSALEM (BD)
We begin our day with a visit to the Mount of Olives where Jesus prayed. Continue on to the Chapel of the Ascension where Jesus ascended into Heaven. We then visit the Church of Pater Noster where Jesus taught the disciples the Lord’s Prayer. Afterwards, we will walk the Palm Sunday road, stopping at Dominus Flevit, where Jesus wept over Jerusalem. Then we go to the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane, and the Agony in the Garden. We will see olive trees from the time of Jesus that must have felt His Agony over our sins, and heard His betrayal by Judas. Transfer to our hotel in Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.
DaY 9 - NOVEMBER 7 VIA DOLOROSA – HOLY SEPULCHER – OLD CITY (BD)
Today we will enter the old city of Jerusalem. We begin our visits with the Church of St. Anne, the traditional birthplace of our Blessed Mother. We start the Way of the Cross at the Basilica of Ecce Homo, where Pontius Pilate announced to the Jews: “Behold the man”. This is also where Jesus was scourged, mocked, and received His Crown of Thorns. We will walk the two miles of the Via Dolorosa, through the markets of the Old City as Jesus did. We will carry our Cross. We will stop at each station and pray, sing, and Praise God for the gift of Jesus. We will conclude the Stations of the Cross at Golgotha, which is now the Church of the Holy Sepulchre where we will celebrate our Mass. We will view the tomb of Jesus. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
DaY 10 - NOVEMBER 8 BETHANY – JERICHO - MT. OF TEMPTATION - DEAD SEA – BETHLEHEM (BD)
Today we begin our day with a visit to Bethany where Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. The desert east of Jerusalem is rich in Christian tradition. At the oasis town of Jericho, we will visit the excavations of the oldest city in the world and view Mount of Temptation where Jesus fasted and was tempted by Satan. Continue to Qumran and the caves of the Dead Sea Scrolls. On our way back there will be time (for those who want) for a swim (or rather a float!) in the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea, renowned for its healing properties. If possible, we’ll go on the banks of the River Jordan, sing songs in praise of the Lord, and renew our baptismal vows. Return to Bethlehem for our Farewell Dinner and overnight.
DAY 11 – november 9 TELAVIV - HOME
We board our flight for the US.
(BD) = Breakfast and Dinner
And your Pilgrimage has just begun!
“To go on Pilgrimage, is not simply to visit a place to
admire its treasures of nature, art or history. “
“To go on Pilgrimage really means to step out of ourselves
in order to encounter God where He has revealed Himself,
where His grace has shone with particular splendor and
produced rich fruits of conversion and holiness among
those who believe.” Pope Benedict XV
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Our Pilgrimage includes the following:
✓ Daily Mass at the Shrines by our Priest
✓ Pilgrim's Guesthouses and/or First Class Hotels throughout
✓ Two Meals per day, Breakfast & Dinner
✓ All entrance fees, sightseeing, tips and porterage (1 piece)
Additional luggage will incur additional cost of $7.00 per piece
✓ Air Conditioned Bus with Free WIFI
Pilgrimage Prices: Quoted in US Dollars, based on rates, tariffs and exchange rates in effect on January 2020. Rates are subject to change in the event of revisions. Pilgrimages with less than the required number of passengers may depart at the discretion of JC Ministry Inc./dba Journeys of Faith, but an additional cost may be incurred. Pilgrims will be advised of any surcharges before departure. Rates published are based on double occupancy, with additional charge for single.
What is Included in Basic Pilgrimage Package: All land transportation via air-conditioned luxury motorcoach. All first class hotels. - Two meals per day (as indicated by Breakfast and Dinner) except in Rome, which includes breakfast only. All Sightseeing, All tips, and Baggage Handling - Price includes only one suitcase per passenger, no heavier than 50 lbs. All baggage is the responsibility of the pilgrim and airline/hotel or bus company.
Not Included: Airfare - Many of our Pilgrims choose to provide their own airfare because of difficulty with connecting flights and routing, and others like to take advantage of Frequent Flyer Miles. Journeys of Faith will be most happy to help you book your air at the best prices available in the market at the time of booking. With these uncertain times it is best that you check with Journeys of Faith before booking your own air. Group airfares will be available at a later date.
Airport Transfers - Arrival and departure transfers are not included in Land Only packages. However, transfers will be available provided you arrive at scheduled Pilgrimage dates and times. If your flight arrives prior to or after the scheduled Pilgrimage dates and time you will need to provide your own transportation at your own cost. Pick up and drop off schedule will be provided prior to departure.
Also Not Included Are: Any items not mentioned above or of a personal nature such as Passport and Visa fees, laundry, beverages, tips for room service, excess baggage charges, health and accident insurance, medical expenses incurred, replacement of items forgotten or stolen while on pilgrimage. Also not included is tip for bus driver. Suggested tip $3.00 per day per person. IMPORTANT NOTE - Additional Charge for Visas for Non -U.S. Citizens
Deviations: Any deviations from the pilgrimage, requested by the pilgrim, will be assessed at an additional administrative charge of $100.00 per person, plus any additional costs the change may incur.
Responsibility: JC Ministry Inc/dba Journeys of Faith reserves the right to cancel a departure date or a whole pilgrimage due to lack of participation or for reasons beyond our control such as natural disasters, acts of war, acts of God or government restrictions. If such an unlikely event should occur, we will offer an alternate departure date or pilgrimage program. Should you decline an alternate date or should we cancel the pilgrimage outright, the limit of our liability to you will be the refund of all monies received, including any cancellation penalties. We will not be liable, however, for costs incurred by you not paid to us, such as visas and passport costs, items of a personal nature, domestic transportation either by ground or air etc....nor will we be liable for any psychological damages, traumas, stress, disappointment, personal and financial loss resulting from our change of departure date or cancellation of a pilgrimage. This right is also reserved to alter the itinerary should this become advisable due to schedule changes and other causes beyond the control of the operator.
Additional expenses, if any, shall be borne by the passenger, conversely, refund will be made to the passenger if any savings is effected thereby. Itineraries and Prices are subject to change without notice. If a pilgrim leaves, and their roommate remains, the rate will revert to single room supplement for remainder of trip which remaining pilgrim will have to pay. The pilgrim understands that he/she has no claim against JC Ministry Inc./dba Journeys of Faith for any delay or damage to or loss of property or baggage or injury to or death of persons due to any neglect or willful act of a direct air carrier, hotel, bus company, transportation company or service company of any kind, or any other person or persons rendering any of the services being offered in connection with these pilgrimages. JC Ministry Inc./dba Journeys of Faith acts only as an agent in securing hotels, transportation and other travel services, and in no event shall JC Ministry Inc./dba Journeys of Faith be liable for any act, accidental or intentional of a third party. In the event of a litigation, both parties agree that such procedures will take place in and under the jurisdiction of Conway County, Arkansas, the headquarters of JC Ministry Inc./dba Journeys of Faith.
Physical Disabilities: Any disability requiring special attention must be noted on the Pilgrimage Information Form. Any person who cannot travel independently, or who needs physical assistance of any kind, must be accompanied by a companion who can fully and solely attend to the person’s needs. Our guides and drivers cannot help a handicapped person, nor can we ask our staff or the pilgrims to help. We are really not equipped to handle Handicapped pilgrims. We are also not equipped to handle special diet meals. The pilgrim must take care of any special needs directly with airlines, hotels or bus himself.
Reservations and Payments: For reservations, please complete the Pilgrimage Membership Application. A Deposit of Faith of $500.00 per person will hold your reservation up to sixty days prior to departure. FULL PAYMENT IS DUE 45 DAYS BEFORE DEPARTURE. PAYMENT MUST BE MADE BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER. CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS WILL INCUR AN ADDITIONAL CREDIT CARD FEE, UP TO 4%.
Cancellation and Refund: Full refund of all monies is made if cancellation is received up to 60 days before departure. For cancellations received between 59-31 days, $500.00 Cancellation Fee per person. For Cancellations received 30 days prior to departure, Cancellation fee of 100% of the price (totally non-refundable). No refunds if you fail to complete tour. No refund can be made for any unused services (such as missed meals or sightseeing tours). This is why we strongly recommend Trip Cancellation Insurance.
Baggage: On land portions, one suit case, 50 pounds TOTAL WEIGHT PER PERSON is included in your Basic Pilgrimage Package. For each additional piece, $7.00 US Dollars per hotel is charged.
ROME AND HOLY LAND - Price $3795.* LAND ONLY
HOLY LAND - Price $2495.* LAND ONLY
*Based on double occupancy
Group airfares will be available at a later date
based on double occupancy
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