Upcoming Events

Discipleship Seminar

Baton Rouge, LA
Cypress Springs Prayer Center

Date: 3/24/18

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Pilgrimage Updates!

April 2018 "Faith of the Irish" Pilgrimage

Registration is closed 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

SOLD OUT! May 14-24, 2018 pilgrimage with Fr. Mike Schmitz and Jeff Cavins. Click here for forms and more information.

January 2019 Annual Holy Land Pilgrimage:

The dates will be January 9-23, 2019. Registration will begin in March of 2018. Please keep an eye on our website for the the registration forms!

Please view Cavins Tours 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.



Thank You “All Saints Parish” In NE Minneapolis!

I had a wonderful night last night sharing the treasures of the Catholic Church with the good people of All Saints Parish in North East Minneapolis. This little parish has a big heart and I was impressed with their hunger for God's word. A special thanks to Mary Sherman who worked so hard to put this event together and thanks to Fr. Kovalik for his enthusiasm.   (From left to right: Sister Penny Dunn, Mary Sherman, Ted Dudek, me, Ray Mlinar)


St. John Vianney In Janesville, Wisconsin!

I want to thank all of you for coming out to study the Bible in Janesville on November 10th. A special thanks to Fr. Timmerman and Mary Miller, your support and hard work made all the difference.


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,



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."


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


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