Recent News from St. Andrew's, Delavan, WI

Archive for January, 2015

Go to the Holy Land with Father Angel

June 14/15 Day 1 Depart home’s International airport; (Chicago)
Enjoy meals and entertainment during your flight. After arrival at Ben-Gurion
Airport, our staff and bus will meet and bring you to your hotel in Tel Aviv.
Dinner and overnight Tel Aviv
 
June 15/15 Day 2 Up to the Galilee;
Breakfast in the hotel; explore Joppa where Prophet Jonah attempted to flee
from God and the Apostle Peter had the Rooftop Vision. Continue to
Caesarea Maritima with its impressive Roman Theatre, Aqueduct and
Crusader Castle, where Cornelius became the first gentile baptized into
Christianity. Continue to Mt. Carmel and the city of Haifa to visit Stella Maris,
the Carmelite Monastery. Proceed via the valley of Armageddon to
Nazareth, Jesus city of infancy, childhood and manhood; visit the Basilica of
the Annunciation, Joseph’s Workshop and the nearby Mary’s Well.
Continue to Cana of Galilee, where the first miracle of Jesus took place.
Dinner and overnight Tiberias
 
June 16/15 Day 3 Around the Sea of Galilee and Mount Tabor;
Breakfast in the hotel; our morning activities begins with a cruise on the Sea
of Galilee, using a wooden boat resembling those used during the days of
Jesus. Proceed to the Mount of Beatitudes where the Sermon of the Mount
was taught, and then to Tabgha, were the Multiplication of the Loaves
and Fish took place; on to St. Peter’s Primacy and the place of the
Miraculous Fishing before continuing to Capernaum. In the afternoon,
ascend Mount Tabor, the site of Jesus’ Transfiguration. From here, you will
enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the Jezreel Valley as well as many
other Biblical locations. Dinner and overnight Tiberias
 
June 17/ 15 Day 4 On the Ways to Jerusalem;
Breakfast in the hotel; after visiting the Baptismal Site at the River Jordan,
were pilgrims may renovate their own baptismal vows, travel along the Jordan
Valley entering Jericho, the oldest city in the world. See the Mt. of
Temptation, which rises behind today’s ancient ruins; it was here that Jesus
healed the blind man, Bartholomew and Prophet Elias was driven to
heavens. Proceed to the Dead Sea, to enjoy a healthy “float” on its salty
waters before, following the path of Jesus, travel up to Jerusalem passing by
the Good Samaritan Inn and the town of Bethany, to participate in a
solemn Triumphal Entrance ceremony.
Dinner and overnight Jerusalem
 
June 18/ 15 Day 5 Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Cradle of Christianity;
Breakfast in the hotel; Begin today’s visits on Mt. of Olives; start in the Place
of Jesus’ Ascension and, then, the grotto of Pater Noster. Walk down the
Palm Sunday Path visiting the place where Jesus wept over Jerusalem
before arriving to the Garden of Gethsemane. Cross over the Kidron valley
to Mount Zion to visit the House of Caiaphas where Jesus Prison is located
in today’s church of St. Peter in Gallicantu. On to King David’s Tomb and
up to the Last Supper Room and the nearby Dormition Abbey. In the
afternoon visit Bethlehem’s Shepherd’s Fields and the Grotto of the
Nativity located in the ancient Byzantine basilica. Continue to the adjacent 
Basilica of St. Catherine visiting the crypts bellow, St. Joseph’s and St,
Hieronymus. Dinner and overnight Jerusalem
 
June 19 / 15 Day 6 Mount Zion, Via Dolorosa, Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher;
Breakfast in the hotel; Entering the Old City via the Zion Gate, walk the
Armenian, Jewish and Arab Quarters to the Wailing Wall; Crossing the
Temple Mount reach the Pools of Bethesda and Santana gathered in the
chapel of the Flagellation adjacent to the Lithostrothos. Following the
Way of the Cross, arrive to the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher and, in it,
Mount Golgotha and Jesus Empty Tomb, the place of the Resurrection.
 Dinner and overnight Jerusalem
 
June 20 / 15 Day 7 Jerusalem, Modern City and Ein Karem;
Breakfast in the hotel; panoramic city tour of the modern part of Jerusalem
passing along the Governmental Centre seeing the Tribunal of Supreme
Justice, the various ministries of the nation and the Knesset – the parliament
– visiting the 7 Stick Candelabra in front of it. Proceed to the Museum of
Israel to see the Scaled Model of Jerusalem during Jesus times and the
nearby Shrine of the Book were some of the Dead Sea Scrolls are exhibited.
Continue to the handsome village of Ein Karem visiting the place marking the
birthplace of St. John the Baptist and the close by Chapel of the
Visitation. Dinner and overnight Jerusalem
 
June 21 / 15 Day 8 Transfer to Ben Gurión Airport
Breakfast in the hotel; Transfer to the airport with assistance.
 
Price: 2996 + 150
Includes:
4**** Hotels
Breakfast/Lunch and Dinner
Round Trip Air
Travel Insurance.
All transfers to and from Ben Gurion Airport
All entrances to places as per itinerary
If interested, please contact the parish office.

Our Own Giovanna Moses, named one of 2014’s Most Inspirational People by Catholic Herald

Giovanna Moses, a member of St. Andrew Parish in Delavan, celebrated her 30th birthday with a trip to the Great Wall of China, and she planned to top that by visiting another of the world’s wonders for her 40th. Instead, she gave back to her community, which rallied behind her and her husband Cevin when their youngest child, then-2-year-old Katherine Mary Grace, who has Down syndrome, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in summer 2013. Katherine Mary Grace began two years of treatment, and received life-saving blood and platelets and would need more, so Giovanna celebrated her special day by thanking the community with a “40 Bags for 40 Years” blood drive benefitting the BloodCenter of Wisconsin. Giovanna and Cevin look at their family’s situation positively rather than ask why it was happening. “She’s a tool that God is using to bring joy to others but also to bring people to him, “she said,” and if I can be a part of that, I feel a calling to do so.” (May 29)

Read the article here: http://catholicherald.org/news/local-news/13627-most-inspirational-people-of-2014#

 

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