Upcoming Events

Event:
Franciscan University Conferences
Institute of Applied Bibilcal Studies
Defending the Faith 

Location:
Steubenville, OH

Date: 7/26-30/17

Conferences Registration

more scheduled events

 

Pilgrimage Updates!

January 2018 Annual Holy Land Pilgrimage:

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

April 2018 "Faith of Ireland" 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

Registration will begin in June 2017 for May 14-24, 2018 with Fr. Mike Schmitz and Jeff Cavins

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.

 

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Monday
Jan092017

In Memory of Fr. Michael Scanlan, TOR

Fr. Scanlan and Jeff at St. Peter Primacy in GalileeFrom my heart at the passing of Fr. Michael Scanlan.

At a moment of great vulnerability, leaving my protestant pastorate and returning to the Catholic Church, God gave me a Father to greet me and guide me back home. Father Scanlan, along with Bishop Paul Dudley teamed up to give me the guidance, wisdom and encouragement to make the move. Not only did Father Scanlan encourage me in my first months back in the Church, but he quietly made it possible for me financially to study at Steubenville as he created a scholarship for me. For the first two years after returning back to the Church, Fr. Scanlan continually reminded me that I was not alone and that he would stand with me during the transition. I owe so much to this dear man of God. I really don’t know what I would have done without him. Even as a protestant pastor, I followed him, admired him and learned much. I never new that one day he would guide me with his wisdom through the toughest transition of my life.

As I got to know Father throughout the years, we were able to share pilgrimages together. I especially remember going to the Holy Land with him. In the early hours of the desert morning he challenged me to a race to the top of Mt. Sinai. He won! Now, he has truly won as he is being embraced at the summit of all summits, the beatific vision.

I love you Father Michael and I truly want to emulate your walk with Christ. I owe you much! Rest in peace!

Wednesday
Nov302016

Teach Your Family the Bible!

Here is the perfect Christmas gift for your family this year! What better idea than to teach your family the story salvation. The Great Adventure Storybook: A Walk through the Bible is now available, just in time for Christmas!

Order your copy now!

Saturday
Nov192016

The Great Adventure Storybook

Many of you have followed the journey of the "Gen2Rev Storybook: A Walk through the Catholic Bible" written by Emily and 3 of her colleagues. They raised their own funds to get it published last year and it has made some waves. The beautifully illustrated book that walks through the Bible using the 14 narrative books in scripture has now moved on to Ascension Press for publication and distribution. Ascension did a beautiful job of redesigning the book and including the signature Bible Timeline colors into the design.

Jeff was recently in Cicero, New York, for a Bible Timeline Seminar where Ascension Press made the newly designed Storybook available for the first time. You can purchase the storybook from Ascension Press.

Thursday
Oct272016

Ephesians Study ready to order!

It seems that I was just filming this new series, and now it's ready to order from Ascension Press! I'd like to give a special shoutout to the fast work of the Ascension Press film and production team and also to Thomas Smith who partnered with me on the student workbooks for the study. 

We are on a roll at Ascension Press so keep an eye out for the new Great Adventure products that will be forthcoming. If you haven't already, sign up for their email notifications.

Monday
Oct102016

Follow the Sunday Mass Readings!

We have two great opportunities to get a little extra out of the Sunday Mass readings! Each week Jeff has a small video teaching called "Encountering the Word" on Ascension Presents. You can sign up here to recieve an email each week with a free link to watch the video. A perfect companion to the video is Catholic Family Night, a complete liturgical cycle of lessons that include snacks, activities, discussion questions, etc. written by Emily to help families engage with the scriptures read at Mass. The lessons are available at CatholicBibleGear.com