Pilgrimage Updates!

January 2016 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. 

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

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Do you have a question about Catholicism?

Jeff Cavins question mark One of the purposes of this blog is to provide you with some good materials that will help you understand the Catholic faith better. I would like your opinion on something. What area of your spiritual life do you want to learn more about? In other words what topics or teachings do you think you are weak in and would like to learn more about? For example, a man came up to me this last week and said, "I don't know what is happening during the mass with all the movement and prayers." Someone else may not know what the role of the bishop or pope is. I'm gathering some data for some upcoming articles on what Catholics want to know about their faith. Just leave a comment below by clicking the comment button. Thanks


Living Lent: Palm Sunday with Cardinal Justin Rigali


Catholic & Lutheran Bible Timeline!

Jeff Cavins & Tim Tengblad Advent Lutheran & St. Vincent De PaulOn Saturday March 24th,  I experienced an extraordinary time with pastor Tim Tengblad of Advent Lutheran Church in Osseo Minnesota. I presented the one day Bible Timeline at Advent Lutheran Church to 250 people as a joint effort between Advent and St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. I was so encouraged to see Catholics and Lutherans come together to celebrate what we have in common, salvation history. While I presented the story of the bible, we acknowledged the differences we have in a spirit of ecumenism. As a former protestant pastor, I was so encouraged to see both Lutherans and Catholics come together to try to understand one another.

As a result of today, Advent Lutheran and St. Vincent De Paul are going to co-sponsor the 24 week Great Adventure in the fall of 2007. All I can say is, "Praise the Lord." I want to thank Chuck Pratt from St. Vincent De Paul for his hard work at making this event happen. I also want to thank Sue Barry-Hagen and Susan McKenzie from Advent for their great efforts. Finally, thank you to Fr. Jack Long and pastor Tim Tengblad. If you attended this event I would love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below.


Living Lent #5 Cardinal Justin Rigali

Here is the fifth Lenten video from Cardinal Rigali. Remember to leave him a comment below or go to Youtube.com to search for his video and leave a comment.


Lent: Do You Trust God?

In this video blog I show you the relationship between the three trials that Jesus went through in the forty days in the wilderness (Matthew 4) and what Israel went through in the forty years in the wilderness (Exodus). I want to encourage you to maintain your trust in God, especially when going through a trial. Key passages for this video blog are Exodus 16, 17, 32; Deuteronomy 6, 8; Matthew 4 and Catechism 397, 538. I will be praying for you during this Lent. Concerning the goofy video of me below, that is Google's problem. I think they randomly take a picture from the video I submitted. I believe this is the part where I was practicing my vowels and they chose to pause the video on one of them. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this.