(Preliminary Itinerary)
“Come Follow Me” Holy Land Pilgrimage
with Fr. Mike Schmitz & Jeff & Emily Cavins
May 9-19, 2016
(Itinerary subject to change)
-Departure Day Monday, May 9
Depart for Tel Aviv on board overnight flight.
-Arrival Day One Tuesday, May 10
Arrive at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport early afternoon and meet guides.
Visit Caesarea Maritima: Welcome talk from Fr. Mike and Jeff
Continue to Sea of Galilee, Mass at Magdala.
Maagan Kibbutz on Sea of Galilee. D
-Tour Day Two Wednesday, May 11
Visit Mt of Beatitudes for prayer time.
Walk to Capernaum, Jesus’ ministry headquarters, for Mass at St. Peter’s
Visit Synagogue where Jesus taught and performed miracles: Jeff will teach on
Visit Caesarea Philippi: Jeff will teach “Upon the Rock” about Peter and the papacy.
Maagan Kibbutz on Sea of Galilee. B D .
-Tour Day Three Thursday, May 12
Visit ancient city of Sephoris: Jeff will teach on rabbi/ disciple relationship.
The Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth: Mass. Fr. Mike will teach on Mary’s
“yes” to God. Prayer time in front of the Annunciation Grotto.
Nazareth Village, 1st century recreation: lunch
Mary Center, learn of Mary’s life
Mt. Precipice, where Jesus was rejected by those in Nazareth
Maagan Kibbutz on Sea of Galilee. B L D
-Tour Day Four Friday, May 13
Walk from Mt. Arbel to Magdala, home of Mary Magdalene
Tour Magdala archaeological site, visit 1st century synagogue where Jesus taught.
Mass at St. Peter Primacy on shore of Sea of Galilee: prayer for priests and vocations
St. Peter’s Fish lunch
Beitsaida, hometown of Peter, Andrew and Philip
Boatride on Sea of Galilee: Jeff will teach about Peter getting out of the boat.
After dinner is confession with bonfire on seashore.
Maagan Kibbutz on Sea of Galilee. B L D
-Tour Day Five Saturday, May 14
Visit Cana, where Jesus performed his first miracle: Fr. Mike will teach about Jesus as
your spouse. Discernment time and Renewal of Vows for those who are married.
Visit Mt. of Transfiguration: Mass and Teaching
Sachne Natural Springs to swim & lunch
Visit the Jordan River: Fr. Mike will teach – “You are Chosen” Renewal of baptismal
Enter Golden City of Jerusalem: share a tradition Hebrew blessing overlooking the city
from the promenade.
Olive Tree, Jerusalem. B L D
-Tour Day Six Sunday, May 15
Bethlehem: morning
Visit Church of the Nativity
St. Catherine’s: Mass
Shepherd’s Field – teaching and prayer time
Manger Square: Lunch and shop
Jerusalem: late afternoon – visit City of Jerusalem Temple Model
Emily will teach on about the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in evening
Olive Tree, Jerusalem. B L D
-Tour Day Seven Monday, May 16
Walk from Mount of Olives to Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations
for Mass.
Visit Mt. Zion, Upper Room and Caiaphas’ House: Jeff will teach at the stairs upon
which Jesus walked to his crucifixion.
Visit St. Anne’s Church, Pool of Bethesda and Temple Mount area, Western Wall,
Southern Steps: Jeff will teach on forgiveness
Olive Tree, Jerusalem. B D
-Tour Day Eight Tuesday, May 17
Walk Via Dolorosa to Church of the Holy Sepulcher: Mass.
Visit City of David, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Pool of Siloam: Fr. Mike and Jeff will teach on
your calling.
option to walk back up to corner of Temple Mount or return to hotel by bus from Pool
Free afternoon for spiritual discernment
Olive Tree, Jerusalem. B D
-Tour Day Nine Wednesday, May 18
Late departure to Ein Kerem: Fr. Mike gives concluding talk about consecrating one’s
life to Christ and Mary.
Valley of Elah Jeff teaches on Faith Weapons
Emmaus: Mass -- time of commissioning.
Old Jaffa tour, free time, snack before departure
-Travel Home Day Ten Thursday, May 19
Arrive back in the States with a new sense of mission.

“Come Follow Me” Holy Land Pilgrimage with Fr. Mike Schmitz & Jeff