After the multiple life altering youth pilgrimages to the Holy Lands, Bishop Jon Bruno gave his blessing for another youth pilgrimage into the Holy Lands. The pilgrimages were a huge success, and August 1-12, 2017 we are taking another group of youth to explore the Holy Land and their spirituality.
The ten to twelve day trip is broken into two geographic areas. Half of the pilgrimage is spent in Nazareth, exploring the Galilee, Tiberias, the Mount of Transfiguration, the Via Mara, among many other historic and biblical sites. The remainder of the trip is spent in Jerusalem at St. George's College. While in Jerusalem, the group explores the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Dome of the Rock, Western Wall, Mount of Olives, the Judean Desert, and other exciting, fun places. Youth have an opportunity to touch every body of water in the region--swimming in the Galilee and Mediterranean, floating in the Dead Sea, or standing knee deep in the Jordan renewing their baptismal covenant.
Currently, we are in the process of taking names of youth 14-17 years old (with a $500 deposit to secure a place) for our fifth pilgrimage in 2017--August 1-12. The estimated cost is $3,500 per student, which may be offset by fundraising done by your parish and our diocesan office. This figure is subject to change as flight and ground costs fluctuate from year to year.