Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

  • Church of all Nations, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
  • Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
  • Alter, Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
  • The Last Supper, Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
  • Birthplace of Jesus - Bethlehem - West Bank, Pilgrimage to Holy Land
  • Boat on the Sea of Galilee, Pilgrimage to Holy Land
  • Isreal Jerusalem The Old City, Pilgrimage to Holy Land
  • Ein Karem, Pilgrimage to Holy Land
  • Alter, Pilgrimage to Holy Land

Lumen Christi Catholic Church

Led by Fr. Stephen Buting

11-Day Pilgrimage to the Holy Land | October 30–November 9, 2022


Fr. Stephen ButingDear Parishioners, Families and Friends,

Pilgrimages achieve two purposes for one with an open heart: the chance to worship God in that holy place, and the chance to return transformed to our daily lives. On this pilgrimage to the Holy Land you will join those pilgrims who, for two thousand years, “have gone in search of the ‘footprints’ of God in that land, rightly called ‘holy,’ pursuing them as it were in the stones, the hills, the waters which provided the setting for the earthly life of the Son of God.” (Pope John Paul II, 1999). You will pray in Nazareth at the place where the “Word became flesh” (John 1:14) through Mary's “yes.” You will visit the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem, walk around Manger Square, and visit Shepherd’s Field. We will explore in detail Jesus’ ministry in Galilee where he declared, “The Kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe in the Gospel” (Mk. 1:14). Finally, we will retrace the steps of Jesus through the holy city of Jerusalem: the Upper Room, Gethsemane, the Way of the Cross, Calvary, and the site of the Empty Tomb!

The highlight of each day will be the celebration of Mass. Our days will also include reflections, song, and the opportunity to shop among the local merchants. We will pray for a just peace in the land where Jesus, the Prince of Peace, was born! Please join us on this wonderful journey of faith so that each of us can hear the Lord speaking to us in our daily lives, “Behold I am with you always even unto the end of the world” (Mt. 28:20).

Fr. Stephen Buting


Full package price including airfare: $3,550*

from Chicago O’Hare International Airport, per person, double occupancy

Air and Land Package

Cost is $3,395* per person sharing a room when paying by cash/check. $3,550* if paid by credit card. Minimum deposit is $500.

Land Only Package

For Land Only travelers not requiring air transportation, the cost is $2,495* per person when paying by cash/check. $2,595* if paid by credit card. Minimum deposit is $500.

Would you like your own room?

For single travelers wishing to have their own room, the cost is an additional $850 per person for a single room.

If you enroll online and pay the deposit with a credit card, you will be charged the credit card price. To receive the cash discounted price, please download the tour brochure and mail in your completed enrollment form and check to our office.

Covid-related travel restrictions may change after you enroll in this tour. Currently, proof of a Covid-19 vaccine and a negative test are required to enter the countries you will visit. Please note, all Terms & Conditions apply regardless of unexpected changes to travel requirements, or health advisories.


Enrollment Deadline ($500 deposit due): February 1, 2022

  Final Payment Deadline: July 20, 2022

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