Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
October 27 to November 6, 2020
It is hard to believe that 2020 will be ChristLife’s 25th anniversary 25 years since the Lord Jesus called us to be a ministry that equips Catholics to share the love of Jesus with others! We give thanks to God for the privilege of his calling and for all he has done through this ministry.
To celebrate 25 years of ministry, we are doing something we’ve never done before:
hosting a pilgrimage to the Holy Land!
Can you imagine going on pilgrimage to the land of our Lord with the ChristLife family? You have the opportunity to join us as we visit Bethlehem, Nazareth, the River Jordan, Jerusalem, the upper room, the Holy Sepulchre, Galilee, and more. We will pray together where Jesus was born, lived, died, rose, and poured out the Holy Spirit on his disciples.
Participation is limited to 45 guests to provide a more prayerful and intimate experience.
We don’t want you to miss this experience, so reserve your spot today!
Day 1 Tuesday, October 27
Depart USA for Israel.
Day 2 Wednesday, October 28*
Drive to our hotel in Jerusalem. Celebrate Mass.
Day 3 Thursday, October 29**
Drive to Bethlehem to visit the Nativity Church above the traditional Grotto of Jesus' birth and the Milk Grotto, where we will celebrate Mass. Proceed to Ein Karem to visit the Visitation Church the Church of St. John the Baptist.
Day 4 Friday, October 30**
Drive to the top of the Mt. of Olives. Visit the Church of Pater Noster and the Chapel of Ascension. Walk along the "Palm Sunday Road" to Dominus Flevit. Continue to the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations for Mass on the Rock of Agony. Enter the Old City of Jerusalem and visit the Church of St. Anne, the Pool of Bethesda, the Chapel of Flagellation, Lithostrotos, and Arch of the "Ecce Homo." Follow the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to visit Golgotha and the Tomb of the Risen Savior.
Day 5 Saturday, October 31**
View the Temple Area of the Old City of Jerusalem. Enter the restored Jewish Quarter and walk along the excavated Cardo, once the main street of ancient Jerusalem. Drive to Mt. Zion, where we will celebrate Mass at the Franciscan Chapel at the Cenacle. Visit the Upper Room, Dormition Abbey, and St. Peter in Gallicantu. Attend a Holy Hour at Gethsemane.
Day 6 Sunday, November 1**
Early Mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Take a dip in the salty, mineral-laden waters of the Dead Sea. Explore Jerusalem.
Day 7 Monday, November 2**
Drive to Bethany to visit the site of the home of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus and the Tomb of Lazarus. Drive to the Baptismal Site on the Jordan River and renew our baptismal vows. Drive on to Tiberias to our hotel on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.
Day 8 Tuesday, November 3**
Enjoy a scenic boat ride across the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum. Visit the synagogue where Jesus taught and spend some time in prayer. Proceed to Tabgha, site of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes, and the nearby Church of the Primacy of Peter. Drive up to the Mt. of the Beatitudes for Mass at the site of the Sermon on the Mount.
Day 9 Wednesday, November 4**
Drive to Cana of Galilee, where married couples will be able to renew their wedding vows. Proceed to Nazareth, where we will celebrate Mass at the Basilica of the Annunciation. Take an excursion to the summit of Mt. Tabor to see the site of the Transfiguration of Jesus.
Day 10 Thursday, November 5**
Depart Tiberias and drive to the sparkling port city of Haifa where we will ascend Mount Carmel, home of the prophets Elijah and Elisha, for Mass at Stella Maris.
Day 11 Friday, November 6
Depart Tel Aviv for USA.
* Dinner served.
** Breakfast and dinner served.
Dave Nodar is the founder and director of ChristLife. For over 40 years he has been a lay leader in renewal and evangelization in the Catholic Church. This will be Dave's first pilgrimage to the Holy Land and he can't wait to pray with you.
"I can think of no better way to celebrate ChristLife’s 25th anniversary than to worship our Lord with you, our brothers and sisters in Christ, in the very places he walked, preached, and prayed."
Rev. Erik Arnold is a pastor in the Archdiocese of Baltimore and spiritual leader for ChristLife. He has led several pilgrimages to Israel and is looking forward to going on pilgrimage with the ChristLife family.
Pilgrimage Cost: $3,836
Specific questions regarding this pilgrimage should be directed to George's International at 1-800-566‐7499 or firstname.lastname@example.org.