Upcoming Events

Walking Toward Eternity Seminar 

St. Joseph Catholic Church
Marion, IA

Date: 10/16-17/15

Registration Info:  Flyer 

 more scheduled events

Pilgrimage Updates!

May 2016 "Come Follow Me" Holy Land Pilgrimage:

This pilgrimage May 9-19 is designed specifically for people trying to discern the call of God for their lives and focuses on vocations with Fr. Mike Schmitz as the spiritual director. Registration is now open: click here for forms.

September/October 2016 Rome/Assisi Pilgrimage: Pricing and Final Dates TBA soon!

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. A few seats remain!  Click here for the most up-to-date information about this pilgrimage. 

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.



Marriage & Family Conference, Fargo, ND

At the close of this church year focusing on Marriage and the Family, we are excited to be able to join the Diocese of Fargo at their annual conference October 25th as speakers. We feel more than ever that the beautiful teachings of the Catholic faith on love and marriage are being attacked in our country, and it is extremely important to encourage families to be proud of their faith and Catholic teaching rather than cowering to the the secular thought that has been redefining family for decades. We are looking forward to gathering with many wonderful families in Fargo.

More information here: Brochure and Online Registration


Jeff Cavins and Matt Pinto in the UK

Please be in prayer for the upcoming trip to the UK in November to bring Bible study and encouragement to our brothers and sisters in Ireland and England. Matt Pinto's visit includes the cities of Manchester, Lancaster, Glasgow, London, Northampton, Portsmouth Diocese, Buckfast Abbey and Birmingham from November 9-14, 2015. For a schedule of talks and for registration information click here! 

visit catholicbibletour.com

Jeff will join Matt for a seminar November 14 in Effingham. Next Jeff will travel to Ireland to visit Dublin on November 15. He will present a seminar on Saturday, November 22 in Belfast--sign up information for seminar in Belfast can be found here




Ready to Start a Bible Study?

You have options! Ascension Press has just released the "Magalog." It's the perfect way to browse through the offerings of Ascension Press for Adult and Teen Faith Formation. Present it to your pastor or Adult Faith Formation Director to explain the need for Bible study as well as how to choose the right one for your parish or group. It contains contact information for Study Consultants equipped to help you with any of your questions.

This Magalog also features the recently recorded, new intro study "Unlocking the Mysteries of the Bible."

Call a Study Consultant at 800-376-0520


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.


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.