Ditch the freezing Ohio weather and join Father Eric Mueller, pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Defiance, Ohio, on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land!
The Holy Scriptures will be illuminated for our pilgrims through the very environment in which God chose to become man. The Holy Land of Jesus is rightly called the “Fifth Gospel,” because there is no way you can hear the accounts of the Bible the same way again!
Stand on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, where so much of Jesus’ ministry took place. Visit the Mount of Beatitudes, Capharnaum, Cana, Nazareth, Mt. Tabor, and Caesarea Philippi. Pray at the birth place of our Lord in Bethlehem. Renew your baptismal vows at the Jordan River. Ascend to Jerusalem to visit the Upper Room, pray in the Garden of Gethsemane, descend into the pit where Jesus was held after being arrested, walk the Via Dolorosa, stand where Mary stood at the foot of the cross, and enter the Empty Tomb. Fr. Mueller will offer the Sacrifice of Holy Mass at many of these Holy Sites. We are in the process of making arrangements, so if you are interested, please save the date and click to email Maggie McDaniel to let us know of your interest. Once our details are completed, we will make them public!