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Join me as we follow in the footsteps of Jesus!

My dear friends, 


I invite you to join me for an extraordinary experience that will take place next October. I will be leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Join me on this amazing journey and experience firsthand the places in the life of Jesus. This trip is an uplifting and life-changing experience for any individual.

We will be leaving on October 28, 2018, and arrive in Tel Aviv, where we will spend one night. We will
then depart for Tiberius for three nights, visiting Capernaum, where Jesus had his main ministry. Visits are also planned for the Church on the Mount of the Beatitudes, Nazareth, and Megiddo, the site of the
biblical Armageddon. Finally, our destination is the city that simply cannot be described but must be experienced.

We will spend six days in the city on the hill, the crowning glory, Jerusalem. This part of the trip is truly a profound experience for any Catholic. Some of the highlights include the Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane, The pools of Bethesda at the Church of St. Ann, the church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Via Dolorosa to name a few.

Stepping out on the street where Christ took his last steps, visiting the Stations of the Cross, and being in the very spot of his crucifixion is something you will never forget. The opportunity to visit these places with me as your guide makes this trip more spiritually meaningful.

If you have any interest in this journey, please contact the Parish Office by email or by phone at 570-344-7231.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Monsignor Dale R. Rupert

Scheduled Itinerary

  • Day 1, Oct. 28th: Depart Scranton

  • Day 2, Oct. 29th: Arrive in Tel Aviv

  • Day 3, Oct. 30th: Independence Hall, Caesarea, Haifa, Carmellite Monastery

  • Day 4, Oct. 31st: Mt. of Beatitudes, Tabgha, Capernaum, Megiddo, Nazareth

  • Day 5, Nov. 1st: Ancient Boat, Boat Ride, Golan Heights - Mitzpe Gadot, Har Ben Tal; Magdala

  • Day 6, Nov. 2nd: Beit She’an National Park, Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu, Bethlehem

  • Day 7, Nov. 3rd: Jerusalem - Mt. Olives, Gethsemane, Pools of Bethesda, Ecce Homo, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Room of the Last Supper

  • Day 8, Nov. 4th: Jaffa Gate, the Citadel, Rooftop view of the 4 quarters of the Old City, Cardo, Tunnel Tour, Western Wall, Southern Steps of the Temple

  • Day 9, Nov. 5th: Qumram, Masada, Dead Sea

  • Day 10, Nov. 6th: Holocaust Memorial Museum, Afternoon free, or additional tour sites

  • Day 11, Nov. 7th: Machal Monument, Tree planting, Elah Valley, Archeological Dig

  • Day 12, Nov. 8th: Friends of Zion Museum, Ayalon Institute, Jaffa, and fly home

  • Day 13, Nov. 9th: Arrival back in Scranton

What's Included

  •  Deluxe hotels

  •  10 days of touring

  •  Bountiful Israeli breakfast every day

  •  Dinner every night

  •  All sightseeing described

  •  Gratuities for all included meals

  •  Deluxe air-conditioned motor coach

  •  Professional tour guide

  •  Tips for porters at all hotels

  •  All transfers

  •  All baggage handling

  •  Fully escorted service

Cost and Reservation Information

The cost of the land program is $3,650 per person, double occupancy. The cost of the land and air program is $4,745 per person, double occupancy. For more information or to request an application packet, contact the Parish Office by email or by phone at 570.344.7231.

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