We stepped into the Delta lounge to await our flight to Greece where we will meet our group of 95 excited pilgrims for our St. Paul cruise.

A guy sat down next to me and said, “How you doing?” I said, “Great, we just voted for Trump and we are on our way to lead Catholics on the footprints of St. Paul through biblical lands. We are converts to the Catholic Church.”

He said, “Really, I’m a convert to the Catholic Church too…”

You can imagine the conversation we had for the next half hour :-)

The moral of the story is — don’t be shy and embarrassed about your faith and what you believe in.

You may be amazed to discover that more than 50% of the people in the room agree with you and they will be all smiles and excited to find out that someone has the courage to say what they also believe but are too shy to say!

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Pilgrimage to Mexico-Guadalupe

by Steve Ray on October 21, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-08-06 at 7.21.28 AMUnexpected treasures, beauty and deep Catholic spirituality. We will be visiting Mexico City, a full day in Guadalupe and many villages and historical sites in the countryside. We will study the history of the Catholic Faith in the Western Hemisphere and walk in the footprints of saints, heroes and martyrs.

For the website and brochure click HERE. For our Interactive Map, click HERE.

c4d1de434e3f22ff289f1058993891ccWe would love to have all of you join us :-)  This is a great trip full of history, beautiful sites, contact with the Mexican people and our Catholic Faith. Great hotels and meals with daily Mass.

If you want more info, check out our webpage below or contact Elizabeth at emarkey@ctscentral.net or (313) 744-2530 or toll-free 1-800-727-1999, ext.150.

We are looking for Spanish-speaking bishop or priest, preferably from Mexico and knowledgeable about Catholic history in Mexico to be our chaplain for our “Catholic Heritage of Mexico Pilgrimage” from Nov. 28 – Dec. 7, 2016. All of his expenses will be paid. If you have a priest in mind, please contact me at sray@me.com.

Guadalupe, Mexico City & much more – November 2016


Part One

Part Two

Fr. Dan’s final pilgrimage homily, click here.

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Via Dolorosa, Mass at Calvary, Enter the Tomb, Eating on Roof of Jerusalem & Jerusalem’s Bishop

October 12, 2016

Big day  enjoy! Homily at Calvary here.  

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Bethlehem all day! Too much for 15 minute YouTube

October 10, 2016

Part One with shopping mass at Shepherds Field (for homily click here) and lunch at the Christmas Tree Restaurant, New Saint and Dinner of Passover Lamb Dancing and Hooka Pipe Part Two  

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Day 3 in 2 Parts: Beatitudes, “You are Rock!” Multiplication of Loaves, Primacy of Peter, Piano Concert and more

October 8, 2016

Enjoy our incredible Day 3 including driving to the Syrian Border and praying for our Christian brothers and sisters being slaughtered within our eyesight. Enjoy the two videos as you join us virtually for this Holy Land pilgrimage. For Fr. Dan’s homily at Beatitudes, click here. Part One: Part Two:

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Pictures from Nazareth over 100 Years Ago (see the Virgin Mary :-)

October 7, 2016

Today we are in Nazareth looking for Mary! We are visiting her home cave where the Angel Gabriel brought the announcement from heaven. We will also visit her cave where she lived 30 years with Joseph and Jesus. These pictures are over a hundred years old from Nazareth. Not much changed between then and the […]

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Excited Pilgrims Arrive in Galilee to Start the Trip of a Lifetime!

October 6, 2016

Even though the El Al flight was a bit late they all arrived safely and in great spirits ready for an amazing pilgrimage through the Holy Land — and we are here to insure they are not disappointed :-)  Enjoy the movie!

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Final Day: Camels, Floating Dead Sea, Comments and Farewells

September 26, 2016

Adventurous last day! Israel Museum, feet in Jordan River, Jericho, Qumran, floating in Dead Sea, riding camels – Farewells and final comments. Final pilgrimage homily here.   Fun Farewells and Comments

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4:00 AM Wake Up for Via Dolorosa, Mass at Calvary and Visit to the Tomb on Sunday Morning – and much more

September 25, 2016

4:00 AM wake-up?? Are you crazy?? Yes, crazy like a fox — and everyone thanked us later. What an amazing morning walking the Via Dolorosa arriving at Calvary for Mass and then an entrance into the Tomb on Sunday morning. We came back the to the Notre Dame for breakfast and then off to the […]

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Great Pictures, Charts and Info on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

September 25, 2016

Since we are having Mass in the Holy Sepulchre early this morning I wanted to share these many beautiful and helpful picture, diagrams, charts and more about the Holy Sepulchre. See all this wealth of information written and visual. For me this is the most holy and important spot in the Universe. It is where […]

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Mass at Gethsemane, Mt. of Olives, Upper Room and more

September 24, 2016

Lots of tears at the powerful Mass at Gethsemane. For the homily, click here. The Our Father in multiple languages on Mount of Olives. Steve’s “Story of Salvation History” before going to the Upper Room and more. Steve’s talk at Gethsemane:

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Was Jesus Really Born at THAT Place in Bethlehem?

September 24, 2016

Today we are having Mass at Gethsemane on the western slope of the Mount of Olives. How do we know this is really Gethsemane? And tomorrow we have Mass at Calvary in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Really? How do we know? Yesterday we venerated the place Jesus was born in Bethlehem and had Mass in the […]

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Bethlehem All Day: Nativity, Mass in a Cave, Passover Lamb and Dancing!

September 23, 2016

Great day in Bethlehem! Enjoy! For the homily in Bethlehem’s caves, click here.

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Boating on Galilee, the Eucharist and Capernaum, Up to Jerusalem, Meeting with Bishop

September 22, 2016

Enjoy today’s adventures! Boat ride on Galilee, viewing ancient 1st century boat, Mass in Capernaum where Jesus said, “Eat My Flesh”, eating St. Peter’s fish. Steve’s conversion story on the drive to Jerusalem, arrival at the Catholic Notre Dame Hotel, meeting with the Bishop of Jerusalem, great dinner and bed…ready for Bethlehem tomorrow.

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Beatitudes, “You are Peter”, Multiplication of Loaves, Primacy of Peter, Magdala and an Over the Top Dinner

September 21, 2016

To much to say. You will just have to watch the videos. Too much for 15 minute YouTube limitations so we did two 10 minute videos. Enjoy! For Fr. Xavier’s homily at Beatitudes, click here. Part I Part II

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