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The Holy Land: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus
February 10 to 21, 2020
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St. Jerome called the Holy Land “The Fifth Gospel.” Today, many people say that to visit the Holy Land is to see the Bible in color, in 3D, or in high definition. Come with Paulist Fr. Rich Andre and Mr. Sergio Pellicano to experience the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ in new and powerful ways! We will have Mass every day, including in many of the holiest sites of Christianity. A secondary focus of our pilgrimage will be getting to know the various peoples currently living in the Holy Land.


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Highlights include:

  • Mount of Olives & Garden of Gethsemane
  • Via Dolorosa & Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • Upper Room & Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu
  • Bethlehem: Church of the Nativity 
  • Beit Sahor: Shepherds’ Field
  • Ein Karem: Church of St. John the Baptist & Church of the Visitation
  • Emmaus, Jericho, the Jordan River, and the Dead Sea
  • Israel Museum, Western Wall, and Yad Vashem Memorial Museum
  • Conversations with Jewish, Christian, and Muslim leaders

We will spend our remaining time in the Galilee region.  Highlights include:

  • Nazareth: Church of the Annunciation & St. Joseph’s Workshop
  • Mount Tabor: Church of the Transfiguration
  • Mount of the Beatitudes
  • Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee
  • Capernaum, Tabgha, Cana, and Nain


CASH DISCOUNT PRICE (payable by cash or check):
Full Package from New York (JFK): $3,919 (includes airline taxes and fees of $690 plus tips of $195)
Land Only Package: $2,879 (includes tips of $195)
STANDARD PRICE (payable by credit card):
Full Package from New York (JFK): $4,098 (includes airline taxes and fees of $690 plus tips of $195)

Land Only Package: $3,058 (includes tips of $195)

Single supplement: $695
Price includes: Airfare based on non-refundable, restricted economy class group fares only on regularly scheduled IATA carrier from New York (JFK); Superior tourist class in Jerusalem, religious housing in Galilee, or best available accommodations (all with private facilities); sightseeing; and meals per itinerary (B,L,D); and is based on a minimum of 30 fully paying passengers. Airline taxes and fees, gratuities, and Travel Protection premium (if applicable) will be shown separately on your invoice.
Space is limited. Please submit your registration form and $500 deposit as early as possible to reserve your spot!



For pictures and a brief reflection from Fr. Rich’s first visit to the Holy Land, please see his Not Just a Vacation: 7 Reasons to Make a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land blog post.

Please direct all questions to Travel arrangements by Catholic Travel Centre.
Brochure and Registration form

Download the brochure and registration form (PDF)



Here are some quotes from pilgrims who traveled to the Holy Land with Sergio Pellicano and Paulist Fr. Rich Andre in 2018:

“All I can say is it was life changing!! Do not hesitate to go with Fr. Rich on this pilgrimage. You will make friends that you hope will stay in your life always.” – Rita O., Florida

“There were so many highlights, from… following Jesus through the last supper, the passion and resurrection, [to] Bethlehem, Jordan River, the Sea of Galilee, Dead Sea, Cana, Mount Tabor, and daily Mass, time for prayer and being with nature.” – Steve M., Texas

“Walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee calms the soul.” – Debbie N., Colorado

“Your experience and excellent organization made it easy for us to have a peaceful time in so many of the most popular sites. The opportunity for quiet reflection was a gift.” – Heather M., Ontario

“This was by far the best trip I have ever taken. Fr. Rich is a devoted and inspiring priest. And fun!! He worked hard to make sure it was a trip of a lifetime for each and every one of us! And a bonus I never anticipated was making all these wonderful new caring friends. When you share something this profound, the bond lasts forever, I think.” – Sheila G., New York

“Thank you… for an amazing experience! Everything you did and planned, your insights, explanations, everything, just blew me away. My heart is full.” – Trinity O., Texas

“To say it was life changing is not enough. Fr. Rich was delightful…the Holy Spirit messenger with such joy!” – Regina C., Florida

“GO! You want to GO!” – Kathy P., Georgia


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