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Date: 9/29-30/17

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January 2018 Annual Holy Land Pilgrimage:

Registration is open for January 11-25, 2018! Also available Post-tour to Petra. Click here for forms and more information

April 2018 "Faith of the Irish" Pilgrimage

Registration Now Open for April 21-30, 2018 with optional pre-tour and Discipleship Seminar with Jeff Cavins. Tour Hosts: Jeff & Emily Cavins and Fr. Matt Guckin.

May 2018 "Time of Decision" Holy Land Pilgrimage

Limited seats remain for May 14-24, 2018 pilgrimage with Fr. Mike Schmitz and Jeff Cavins. Click here for forms and more information.

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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

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Monday
Nov052007

Reading through the Bible, One Narrative Book at a Time

Last night, Jeff was on The Journey Home on EWTN; and, while on that show, he mentioned (quite quickly) a list of books that one can use as a guide on the walk through salvation history. As many have inquired about this list, a quick over view is posted below:

The challenge we face today is reading the Bible so the basic story line of salvation history is clearly seen and understood. Because the Bible's seventy-three books are grouped by literary style (such as history, poetry, wisdom and prophetic,) rather than chronology as most people are used to, we require assistance in making this now personal ancient story of salvation history come alive.

To understand the Bible chronologically, it is important to identify which of the seventy-three books are "narrative" in nature. The term "narrative" refers simply to those books that keep the story moving from one event to another. The narrative books provide us with continuity, giving us an ordered account of connected events from Genesis to Revelation.

There are twelve narrative books in the Old Testament (OT) and for the sake of simplicity, two narrative books in the New Testament (NT) as illustrated below:

1. Genesis

2. Exodus

3. Numbers

4. Joshua

5. Judges

6. I Samuel

7. II Samuel

8. I Kings

9. II Kings

10. Ezra

11. Nehemiah

12. I Maccabees

13. Luke

14. Acts

Besides this list, there are also some other tools that can assist you on your journey through Salvation History through the narrative books of the Bible. On tool I highly recommend is Sarah Christmyer's new book, The Bible Timeline Guided Journal. This is an excellent personal guide through the story of salvation history that allows space for your own journaling as you read through the narrative books mentioned above. For this book and other wonderful tools including a Bible Timeline study kit which includes the Bible Timeline chart, go to www.greatadventureonline.com click on Bible Study Resources.

Also, check out Jeff's post on this website from Oct. 19, 2006: How Do I Read the Bible.

Hope that helps and May God bless you as your embark on the journey of a lifetime,

Blessings!

Thursday
Nov012007

I’ll Be On EWTN’s “Journey Home” Monday, November 5th 7pm (CST)

I'm looking forward to returning to "The Journey Home" on EWTN hosted by Marcus Grodi. Marcus does a great job of communicating the beauty of the Catholic Church to all who are in the process of converting. As I travel I constantly hear how people have been blessed by "The Journey Home."

Sunday
Oct282007

Bible Timeline Coming To Holy Family In Inverness, IL 11/3/07

I want to invite all of you in the Illinois area to attend the Bible Timeline seminar at Holy Family in Inverness, Illinois on Saturday, November 3. This seminar will go from 8:30am - 4pm. In the seminar I will present the entire story of the bible in chronological order. You don't have to have any prior knowledge of the bible in order to attend, just come with a hungry heart. I would also encourage you to let your loved ones in the Illinois area to think about attending the seminar. I look forward to seeing you.

Holy Family Parish

2515 Palatine Rd.

Inverness, IL 60067

8:30am-4:00pm

Jim@papandrea.net Contact information:

Monday
Oct222007

Coming Soon: “The Human Experience”

From Grassroots Films of Brooklyn, New York comes THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE - the story of a band of brothers who travel the world in search of the answers to the burning questions: Who am I? Who is Man? Why do we search for meaning? Their journey brings them into the middle of the lives of the homeless on the streets of New York City, the orphans and disabled children of Peru, and the abandoned lepers in the forests of Ghana, Africa. What the young men discover changes them forever. Through one on one interviews and real life encounters, the brothers are awakened to the beauty of the human person and the resilience of the human spirit.

This is the kind of film that comes from Pope John Paul's theology of the human person. I am delighted to see that the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal of New York are involved in this kind of project. The film is scheduled to be released in the Fall of 2007.

Friday
Oct052007

F.O.C.U.S. Missionary Emily Malay!

I want to introduce you to one of the most fruitful apostolates in the Catholic Church today. Founded in 1998 by Curtis Martin, FOCUS, The Fellowship of Catholic University Students, is a national outreach to college campuses, to secular and Catholic schools. Through small group Bible studies, large group leadership training, and one-on-one discipleship, FOCUS brings the fullness of life and truth in the Catholic Church to college students and gives the tools to help them share this good news with their friends. FOCUS is working to play a vital role in the new evangelization called for by Pope John Paul II. In this video clip I interview one of the FOCUS missionaries, Emily Malay. Pray about supporting these young pioneers.