Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Rome June 12-24, 2023

June 12 - 24, 2023

Registration for the trip is closed.  Please contact [email protected] with questions.

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Holy Land and Rome Pilgrimage Blog

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and RomeWith every passing week there are increasing signs that we are beginning to see the light at the end of this long and dark covid tunnel.

  • Vaccination eligibility continues to grow…

  • The number of covid cases and deaths are declining…

  • More and more restrictions are being lifted: restaurants are opening, concerts are being booked, sporting venues are opening their doors…

These signs give us hope, encouragement, and something to look forward to. Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and RomeHere at St. Anthony’s, we have our own as well: our choir will soon be returning, our gifts of bread, wine, and water can now be processed, and children’s liturgy of the word will be coming back this Fall.

And… and… and… our delayed parish pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Rome, is back on the calendar. We are overjoyed to announce that our long-awaited trip to Rome and the Holy Land is in its final stages of being actively planned.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and RomeIn partnership with Catholic Central High School, and Cardinal Stritch University, our very gifted and talented team/hosts of Kathie and Jim Amidei, Tony Zimmer and Ken Knippel, Dan and Bonnie Scholz have been working with Nativity Pilgrimage Tours to plan, organize, and orchestrate a journey that will truly be deeply spiritual, transformational, and memorable.

Highlights include:

  • Dates are June 12 - 24, 2023

  • The renewal of couple’s vows during Mass at Cana

  • Visits to Nazareth and the Basilica of the Annunciation

  • Mass on the Sea of GalileePilgrimage to the Holy Land and Rome

  • A swim, or should we say a float, in the Dead Sea

  • A visit to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were uncovered

  • The renewal of our Baptismal promises in the Jordan River

  • Mass in the Shepherd’s Field in Bethlehem

  • Visits to the Mt. of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Wailing Wall, and Mount Zion

  • Mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre where Jesus was crucified, buried, and rose from the dead

  • A Papal audience with Pope Francis in the “Eternal City” of Rome

  • A tour of the magnificent Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the famed Vatican Museum

  • Stops to the Coliseum and the ancient Roman Forum

  • And hopefully Mass with our own Cardinal James Harvey at St. Paul’s Outside the Walls, where the body of St. Paul is buried

All this and then some, combined with the spiritual leadership of Fr. Tony, Fr. Ken, Dr. Kathie, the scriptural guidance of Dr. Dan, the music of Bonnie, and the management of Jim, will truly make this a pilgrimage we can all look forward to!

Fr. Tony, Fr. Ken, Dr. Kathie, Jim, Dr. Dan, and Bonnie