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Event: Emily's Catholic TV Interview
            about St. Kateri 

Location: www.catholictv.com

Date: 8/25/15  10:3am ET

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Pilgrimage Updates!

January 2016 Annual Holy Land Pilgrimage:

Our next scheduled pilgrimage to the Holy Land will be January 5-18, 2016 with an optional extention to Jordan. Registration is now open!  Click here for the most up-to-date information about this pilgrimage. 

May 2016 "Come Follow Me" Holy Land Pilgrimage:

This pilgrimage is designed specifically for people trying to discern the call of God for their lives and focuses on vocations. Registration is now open: click here for forms.

Please view our photo gallery for a glimpse of some of our past pilgrimages.

Here is what a recent pilgrim had to say about our annual Holy Land pilgrimage!

 Thank you for a most wonderful, spiritual experience these past 2 weeks. The pilgrimage surpassed any expectations I had. Your teachings, Jeff, were so meaningful at each site. You are able to pull together all the history, the spirituality, the geography of the area, the archeological aspects, etc. so well to make the whole story make sense. You have challenged us to grow spiritually not only with questions to ask ourselves, but ways to ponder those question in our lives, and the wonderful "weapons" we have to tackle them, grow from them, and make necessary changes in our lives so that we may be better disciples of the Lord and spread the Good News to others. Certainly my times in adoration, and daily prayer will be enriched because of this Holy Land experience. ~~ Barb K

Please feel free to contact us at Cavins Tours phone number --763-420-1074.

 

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Tuesday
Jul142015

Are You Discerning a Vocation?

We are so excited about our newest pilgrimage that we have designed specifically for people trying to discern God's will for their life. Maybe a vocation in religious life or the priesthood, maybe married life or consecrated single life. On this 8 day pilgrimage to the Holy Land in May 9-19, 2016, you have the chance to spend time in prayer, learn the teachings of Jesus from Jeff and Fr. Mike Schmitz and have mass on locations where Jesus lived and modeled for the disciples how to do God's will. 

We hope this one-of-a-kind pilgrimage will be the launching point for men entering the priesthood or young people exploring religious life or feeling the call of God to walk boldly as a Catholic in this ever-changing world. We hope to raise up faithful, strong Catholics to carry the Faith on to the next generation.

If you know of anyone interested, please let them know about this opportunity. Also, pray to see if God is calling you to sponsor a potential young person wanting to discern God's call on their life.

For itinerary and registration form, click here.

Wednesday
Jul012015

Gen2Rev Storybook: A Walk through the Catholic Bible

Illustration from Gen2Rev StorybookThanks to 130 backers to the Kickstarter campaign, we have raised the funds to independantly publish the "Gen2Rev Storybook: A Walk through the Catholic Bible." We attended the National Catholic Bible Conference recently in Philadelphia and were able to share with many religious educators, priests, parents and grandparents about the project. Overwhelmingly the comments were "this is what the next generation needs in order to understand their faith!"

This book, geared for 1st - 8th, is meant to be read in a family or teaching group in order to pass on the faith in person from one generation to another. The storybook helps to integrate the story of salvation in the Bible with the Catholic faith and the Mass using illustrations, references to creed, sacraments, catholic teachings, rosary and mass responses all within the narrative of the Bible story. It is an way for anyone to share the Gospel with young people and to learn along with them.

This book will be available in August (Lord willing) from Gen2Rev Catholic Bible Studies. Their website has lots of information and samples of a full curriculum and sample reading schedule. 

Monday
Jun152015

Come to the Holy Land!

Cantor Julia Waletzko and family at Church of Holy SepulchreCome and join us in the Holy Land next January 5-18! Special guest, Chris Stefanick, is coming too on his first pilgrimage to the Holy Land. We would be delighted to travel with you and show you the amazing holy sites. There is no place on earth quite like the stage of the Bible, where Jesus, Mary and the Apostles and all the saints of the Old Testament lived the most dramatic story ever! You will be blessed, inspired, make new friends, have fun and then return with memories to last a lifetime. Pilgrims tell us that they think about their experience everyday and that the readings at Mass come alive because they actually stood in many of the same places, Capernaum, Nazareth, Jerusalem, Bethlehem. Registration is open and filling up, so send in your deposit to save your spot! More details can be found here.

Sunday
Jun072015

4 Days to Go!

Only 4 days left of our campaign to raise enough money to publish a fabulous book for families! Gen2Rev Storybook: A Walk through the Catholic Bible. Thanks to 105 backers we are almost to the goal of $15,000 to make it happen! Please visit these links to see if you want to join the momentum!
Friday
May152015

Big Project in the Works

Behold I Stand at the Door and Knock--Revelation 3:20We have been working for years to help people understand more about their faith through the scriptures. One missing component has been how to easily communicate God's plan of salvation to children. After adults have gone through the Great Adventure Bible Studies, many have asked, how can we pass this on to our kids? Through pilot programs and a great team of writers, Emily has launched a Kickstarter project to raise funds to make the first component in a full children's curriculum available.

It is called "Gen2Rev Storybook: A Walk through the Catholic Bible." It is a companion to the Catholic Bible that walks through the chronological story of salvation history from Genesis to Revelation in a simple format for parents and children to use. Families can read the Bible together and learn the Bible story and discover the 7 sacraments within sacred scripture as well as the mysteries of the rosary, the Creed and God's covenants. It's a critical link to taking the beautiful things of the Catholic church and pointing to their origins in sacred scripture.

The cover illustration depicts Jesus knocking at our door, ready to bring us the dinner of the eucharist!

If you can, please help make it happen! Click here to find Kickstarter project!