Walk in the footsteps of Jesus

Designed for parishioners of Nativity Catholic Church in Indianapolis, Indiana

Story

 

Every week at church we hear about the cities of the Holy Land - Bethlehem, Nazareth, Emmaus, Jericho, Jerusalem - and the events of Jesus' life - preaching the Sermon on the Mount, praying in the Garden of Gethsemane, being crucified on Mount Calvary.

A pilgrimage to the Holy Land will forever change the way you read Scripture. It will forever change your understanding of Jesus, the Disciples, and the stories of our faith.


Pilgrimage

 

Dates of this pilgrimage are:
October 7-16, 2017 - 10 days, 9 nights

The Nativity Holy Land Pilgrimage seeks to deepen and enrich the faith lives of its pilgrims through prayerful encounter with Scriptural and holy sites and through engagement with the local people, culture, history, and religious practices present today in the Holy Land. Highlights of this pilgrimage include:

  • Ample time to pray at the significant sites of Jesus' life
  • Spend 5 Days in and around Jerusalem and Bethlehem:
    • Pray at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, site of Jesus' Crucifixion and tomb
    • Walk the Stations of the Cross on the Via Dolorosa
    • Visit the Mount of Olives and the Garden of Gethsemane 
    • Spend a day in Bethelem at the Church of the Nativity, Shepherd's Field, and Manger Square
    • Renew your baptismal promises in the Jordan River
    • Float in the Dead Sea
    • Walk the Old City Jerusalem, including Temple Mount and the Western Wall
  • Enjoy 4 Days in Nazareth and Galilee:
    • Pray at the Basilica of the Annunciation, St. Joseph's Church, and the Basilica of the Transfiguration
    • Visit the Church of the Multiplication, Primacy of Peter, and Capernaum
    • Relax during a boat trip on the Sea of Galilee
    • Hike on the Mount of Beatitudes and Mount Tabor

Pilgrims should expect a moderate level of walking.  View the pilgrimage brochure for full pilgrimage details and basic itinerary.


Details

 

Space is limited to 40 participants.

Pilgrimage package includes:

  • Pilgrimage preparation and follow-up materials
  • A dedicated pilgrimage guide, supplemented with local tour guides
  • Daily Mass, prayer, and reflection time
  • All entrance fees and activities
  • Round-trip airfare from Indianapolis to Tel-Aviv on Air Canada
  • Private, coach bus while in Holy Land
  • Meals - Two per day provided (except for travel days)
  • Lodging - Double-occupancy in religious guesthouses or similar
    •  Single-Supplement available for $690 (limited supply)

Pilgrimage package does not include:

  • Some meals (about one per day) and any personal purchases
  • Recommended travel insurance
  • Recommended travel health insurance with global coverage
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Passport or visa fees

Payment

 

Cost of this pilgrimage package is $4,290 per person.

A limited amount of single-occupancy rooms are available for a $690 single-supplement fee.

Payment Schedule:

  • Deposit - $500 due upon registration
  • Feb. 1, 2017 - $1,000
  • April 1, 2017 - $1,000
  • June 1, 2017 - Balance ($1,790)

To make a payment:

  • Send check or money order (made out to Verso Ministries, LLC) to:
    • P.O. Box 986
    • Notre Dame, IN 46556

Credit card payments are accepted with a 3.5% payment processing fee. Please contact us directly if you would like to set this up.


Registration

 

Priority for this pilgrimage is given to parishioners of Nativity Catholic Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. Other pilgrims interested in joining the group are invited to email or call Fr. Pat Doyle (frpat@nativityindy.org or 317-357-1200) to make an introduction and inquire about availability on the pilgrimage.

Reserve your spot in two simple steps:

Step One - Register online

Step Two - Mail in your $500 deposit

  • Send check or money order (made out to Verso Ministries, LLC) to:
    • P.O. Box 986
    • Notre Dame, IN 46556
  • Credit cards are accepted with a 3.5% payment processing fee. Please contact us directly if you would like to set this up.

Questions?

Please contact us with any questions!