The Catenian Holy Land Pilgrimage 2017

Dear Brothers and Ladies,

This tour of the Holy Land is organised with care so that those who join with Joan and I will enjoy all the benefits of a real pilgrimage.

Dedicated Christian Guides will lead our tour of the Principle Holy Sites by coach
accompanied by our own Spiritual
Director, Canon Stephen Maloney of
Liverpool Archdiocese.

Our stay will be in two Christian Hotels, and we will meet, enjoy lunch and celebrate Holy Mass with Brothers, their wives and friends of the Nazareth Circle.

It is a privilege for me to lead this Pilgrimage walking in the footsteps of Christ and his
Disciples supporting Christians in the Holy Land.

I hope that many of you, including your
family and friends, will be able to join us on this special journey.

Peter & Joan Rogers

Itinerary - to be confirmed

Day 1 - Thursday 12th April. Flights to Tel Aviv

Depart various locations for Tel Aviv - arrive and transfer to Nazareth for three nights accommodation.

Day 2 - Friday 13th April. Nazareth

We will transfer to Tiberias and visit the Church of Beatitudes where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount then travel to Tabgha the site of the Multiplication of the loaves and fishes.
Visit the site of Primacy of Peter.
St Peter’s Fish Lunch is included at the Tanureem restaurant, after which we will enjoy a boat journey on the Sea of Galilee.
We will return to the Hotel for Dinner and accommodation.

Day 3 - Saturday 14th April. Nazareth - Circle meeting to be held

We will transfer to Capernaum, the home of St. Peter, and the Ancient Synagogue.
Followed by a visit to Mount Tabor - the site of the Transfiguration. We will
celebrate Mass and have lunch locally. We then proceed to visit Cana, the site of Jesus first miracle where Renewal of marriage vows and blessing of families can be enjoyed. We will then return to Nazareth.
A Nazareth Circle meeting will be held on this evening

Day 4 - Sunday 15th April. Nazareth, then transfer to Bethlehem

We will celebrate Mass at the Basilica with the local Catenian circle and have lunch with them.
During our stay in Nazareth, we will visit the Church of the Annunciation, where the Angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she would be the Mother of God, St. Joseph’s Workshop and Mary’s Well..
Check into the hotel in Bethlehem for four nights.

Day 5 - Monday 16th April. Bethlehem

Visit and celebrate Mass at the Nativity Church the birthplace of Christ,
St Catherine’s Church, Chapel of St Jerome, Chapel of the Milk Grotto.
Lunch is included locally. We will then have a tour of the town of Bethlehem and the opportunity to shop for local Olive Wood.

Day 6 - Tuesday 17th April. Bethlehem

Begin the day by visiting Church of Holy Sepulchure, the Mass venue will
Visit St. Anne’s Church and the nearby Pool of Bethesda. Walk along the Via
Dolorosa (the “Way of Suffering”) starting with the first stations at the Ecce Homo and the Chapel of Flagellation, and ending with the last stations in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Lunch locally will be included.

Free afternoon to re-visit sites of Jerusalem and to stroll around Bazaars /Markets of Jerusalem. Optional visit to the Wailing Wall.

Day 7 - Wednesday 18th April. Bethlehem

Begin the day with visit to Pater Noster Church, a view of the Holy City from the Mount of Olives and, following the Palm Sunday Route visiting Chapel of
Dominus Flevit. Proceed to the Garden of Gethsemane and visit church of All Nations.
Visit the church of St. Peter in Gallicantu and the Church of Dormition.
Lunch locally included.
Return to hotel and depart later for dinner at Bedouin Tent Restaurant.

Day 8 - Thursday 19th April.

Breakfast and check out of the hotel.
We will transfer to Bethany for a visit and Mass.
After Mass we will continue for a visit to Jericho.
Lunch locally is included.
Visit to Baptismal site on the River Jordan.

We then journey to Airport for our return flight to the UK.

This itinerary is subject to confirmation and change


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