GRoup trips

Looking to organize a group of young adults to pilgrimage to Israel from your campus ministry, diocese, or community? Find more details about our group pilgrimages here. Contact us to ask specific questions or if you would be interested in hosting us on your campus.

Already working with us, see your group's dates and preparation material.

When

  • January

  • February

  • September

  • Late October

  • December

who

  • Ages 20-28 or 28-35

  • 15-25 people depending on leadership support

  • in good mental and physical shape

  • ready to offer this time to Jesus Christ and to His Church

  • ready to study, hike, camp, sleep with roommates, participate fully in group prayer, take time for silent personal prayer

  • open to and interested in encountering Judaism and the Eastern Rites of the Church

sample Itinerary

Fri: Arrivals, stop at Emmaus for a quick rest and for gear; Shabbat prayer at Western Wall and Blessing Cup; sleep next 3-4 nights in the dormitories of a religious community

Sat: Bethlehem

Sun: Hebron: Tombs of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, Leah

Mon: Mt. of Olives, Gethsemane, Assumption, Way of the Cross, Holy Sepulchre

Tues: Hike Wadi Kelt valley to St. George Monastery or shorter hike Jericho to Temptation Monastery; Mass/renewal of Baptismal promises at site of Jesus’ Baptism in the Jordan; visit Orthodox church of Zachaeus’ Sycamore, Dead Sea, sleep parish center in Nablus or Nazareth, or camp on shores of Sea of Galilee

Wed: Visit Nazareth

Th: hike Capernaum to Mt. of Beatitudes

Fri: hike Mt. Tabor, camp

Sat: bus to Caesarea (St. Cornelius, St. Paul), sleep at Shrine of Our Lady of Palestine, liturgy with sisters

Sun: hike 10km mountain trail to Emmaus, Mass at Holy Site, dinner/dances with Community of the Beatitudes brothers and sisters, camp in yard

Mon: Morning Prayer and Mass at Emmaus, departures

Sample itinerary subject to change based on length of trip (8 days to 14 days), your desires for your group, and availability of accommodations.

cost

  • Initial non-refundable group fee/deposit: $500 (see Paypal, Venmo, and check options at the Give page); a second non-refundable $500 fee due by three months ahead of the trip.

  • $1850+airfare per person ages 20-28, $1950 ages 29-35 

  • Airfare and travel/health insurance (around $65) which you arrange and take care of as a group

need help paying?​

contact

Set up an appointment to discuss possibilities by emailing beatitudesmissions@gmail.com