0623 Father Max Behna

  • Day 1 June 04, Sunday

    Pilgrimage to Israel - The Holy Land Space is limited to one coach – reserve early! VIKING TRAVEL SERVICE Shared Adventures Custom Group Travel Division 700-C Pasquinelli Drive - Westmont, IL 60559 Tel: 630-321-1664 Toll Free: 800-233-3963 Fax: 630-321-1669 www.vikingtvl.com $4999 p.p. double $800.00 Single Supplement Tour Includes: • Airfare from Chicago Premium & Business upon request at additional cost. Subject to availability. • 8 Night’s Accommodations -1 st Class Hotels • Breakfast & Dinner Daily • Sightseeing as outlined in itinerary • Baggage handling, taxes and fuel surcharge • Gratuities to guides, driver and hotel staff • Sightseeing in deluxe motor coach with a professional English-speaking tour guide. • Personal Earphone • Boat ride across Sea of Galilee • Complimentary St. Peter’s Fish Lunch • Farewell Dinner on last evening in Israel • Pilgrims’ Guidebook • Hosted by Fr. Max Behna • Escorted by Marge Santo with a minimum of 20 passengers You are invited to join Father Max Behna as he visits the places where Our Lord Jesus Christ was born and lived, preached and healed, died and rose. We will celebrate Holy Mass each day at one of the churches that recalls the events of Jesus’ life and ministry. We will renew our baptismal vows in the Jordan River, sail on the Sea of Galilee, float in the Dead Sea, carry a cross through the streets of Jerusalem as we follow the Way of the Cross of that first Good Friday, and married couples will renew their marriage vows in Cana. What an experience to walk in the footsteps of Our Lord! Along with its pastoral beauty of the ages, silvery-green olive trees still dot the ancient and beautiful landscape. This is an opportunity to be refreshed in mind and spirit and to be renewed in your faith. Is Jesus inviting you to be part of this trip of a lifetime? Father Max Behna Fr. Max grew up in Naperville, Illinois. After graduating from Naperville North High School in 2010, he began seminary formation at St. John Vianney College Seminary at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Catholic Studies, he attended Mundelein Seminary and received a Masters of Divinity degree. Fr Max was ordained to the Catholic Priesthood on May 26, 2018. He is currently Pastor at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Parish in Naperville. June 4-13, 2023 Depart/Return USA Day-by-Day Itinerary June 4, 2023 - Depart Chicago on our way to Tel Aviv, Israel. June 5, 2023 - Arrive at Ben-Gurion Airport where an Ami Travel representative greets us and give us an introduction about the forthcoming trip. Proceed to Nazareth - our home in the Galilee for an overnight stay. June 6, 2023 - Morning Mass at the Basilica of the Annunciation, home of the Virgin. Continue to Cana where we shall renew marriage vows. Cross Upper Galilee to the Golan Heights to explore Caesarea Philippi where St. Peter made his confession of Jesus as the Messiah and the "Son of the living God". Return to Nazareth for dinner and overnight. June 7, 2023 - Tour the Sea of Galilee, Visit the newly excavated Magdala. Celebrate Mass on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Visit Capernaum and Simon Peter's house; to Tabgha - the site of the Feeding of the Multitudes and the Church of St. Peter’s Primacy. Enjoy a lunch of St. Peter’s Fish; we shall take a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee and ascend the Mount of the Mt of Beatitudes - site of the Sermon on the Mount. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth. June 8, 2023 - Cross the Valley of Armageddon to ascend Mt Tabor- site of the Transfiguration for our Mass celebration. Continue to Mt Carmel to the Carmelite Monastery - where Elijah defeated the pagan prophets (1st Kings:18). Visit Caesarea Maritima - where Cornelius was baptized, and St. Paul was imprisoned before his last Journey; see the aqueduct and the ruins of what was one of the most significant cites on the Mediterranean basin. Return to Nazareth - walk through "old town" Nazareth; The synagogue where Jesus stood to proclaim and preach the stirring words of Isaiah (Luke 4:16-27). Visit "the brow of the hill" known as "Mt. Precipice". Return to Nazareth for dinner and overnight stay. June 9, 2023 - Depart Galilee. Drive via the Jordan Valley to the Jordan River in the Wilderness - to renew baptismal promises. Visit Jericho – the Mt. of Temptation, Zacchaeus Tree and Elisha’s Spring. See the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered and enjoy a floating experience in the Dead Sea. Ascend to Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. June 10, 2023 - Journey in Bethlehem to visit the ancient Church of Nativity where we shall celebrate Mass. Enjoy your shopping in a Bethlehem bazaar and later visit Manger Square, Milk Grotto, and the beautiful Shepherds' Fields. In Jerusalem explore Mt. Zion: David's Tomb, the Room of the Last Supper and the Dormition Abbey - site of the Assumption of the Virgin. End the day at St Peter in Gallicantu (cock-crowing) built over the palace of the High Priest Caiaphas. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. June 11, 2023 - Morning Mass inside the Basilica of Gethsemane; ascend Mt of Olives: Chapel of Ascension and Palm Sunday Road. Walk Inside the Old City of Jerusalem to St Anne the Pool of Bethesda. Walk the Stations of the Cross; visit the various quarters and the underground excavations. See the Temple ruins and the Western Wall amidst the buildings of old Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. June 12, 2023 - Celebrate Mass inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Visit the birthplace of St John the Baptist and the church of the Visitation. Drive via Emmaus to Jaffa where St. Peter revived Tabitha and where Jonah set sail from to Nineveh. Enjoy farewell dinner. Overnight in Jerusalem. June 13, 2023 - Morning transfer to the Airport for our fight back home. Same day arrival to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS DEPOSITS: $800.00 (check only), insurance premium, if chosen (non-refundable) along with completed Reservation Form and copy of passport valid for six months from return date. FINAL PAYMENT: Due February 4, 2023 MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE & MAIL TO: Viking Travel Service, 700 Pasquinelli Drive, Suite C, Westmont, IL 60559. FORM OF PAYMENT: For insurance and final payment, checks or credit card. Note: Credit cards will be assessed a 3% processing fee. NOT INCLUDED: Cancellation/travel insurance, airline baggage fees, expenses and items not specifically mentioned in this brochure are NOT covered, including but not limited to: passport fees, and entrance fees, meals not listed and items of a personal nature such as laundry, wines, liquors, mineral waters, beverages not included in meals, sightseeing or services other than those specifically mentioned. DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED: Valid Passport – must be valid for 6 months from return date. Names on reservations must match passports. Copy of passport required. Citizens of countries other than U.S. - MUST contact the consulate of the country or countries being visited to determine visa requirements. AIR TRANSPORTATION: Premium Seating and Business Class are available but limited. All changes are subject to $50 pp nonrefundable fee and new rate. Seat requests cannot be guaranteed however every effort will be made to accommodate seat requests. Subject to baggage rules and restrictions. Note: Rate & taxes subject to change until trip is paid in full and air is ticketed. DOMESTIC AIRFARE: For those who make domestic air arrangements to the originating city of this tour, we strongly recommend the purchase of tickets that can be changed without heavy fees and penalties as international flight schedules are always subject to change. TOUR MINIMUM: Minimum 20 passengers for tour to operate. CANCELLATION/TRAVEL INSURANCE: We strongly recommend travel insurance. The optional travel insurance coverage covers trip cancellation for covered medical reason, interruption, accident, baggage and medical and covered unforeseen circumstances. As with all insurance policies, cost is non-refundable and subject to change at any time. Travel insurance will protect you from the penalties listed below. Insurance is based on a minimum of 10 passengers. CANCELLATION POLICY: If you must cancel, the following per person penalties apply. Without exception, all cancellations must be in writing (letter, fax or email) to Viking Travel Service and are effective the date of receipt. Any unused portions of the package are nonrefundable. No shows or no written notice will result in 100% penalty. All cancellations are subject to $250.00 per person administrative fee. Date of Deposit to: Feb 4, 2023: $800 + insurance premium is non-refundable. Feb 5, 2023 to date of departure: 100% of total charges. Travel Guard Deluxe Group Plan Insurance Coverage Coverage Maximum Benefits Coverage Maximum Benefits Trip Cancellation Trip Cost Medical Expenses $20,000 Trip Interruption 125%Trip Cost Emergency Medical Transportation $50,000 Travel Delay $500 (Maximum of $150 per day) Baggage Delay $500 Missed Connection $500 Baggage & Personal Effects Loss $1,000 Group Insurance Coverage Amount/Per Person $4999 Double Occupancy Rate: $360 pp $5799 Single Occupancy Rate: $418 pp VIKING TRAVEL SERVICE Custom Group Travel Division 700-C Pasquinelli Drive - Westmont, IL 60559 Tel: 630-321-1664 Toll Free: 800-233-3963 Fax: 630-321-1669 www.vikingtvl.com Pilgrimage to Israel - The Holy Land June 4-13, 2023 RESERVATION FORM Please indicate: ______ $4999.00 pp., Double Occupancy ______ $360.00 Insurance per person, double ______ $5799.00 Single Occupancy ______ $418.00 Insurance per person, single Please use legal names as they appear on your passport. Passenger 1: _______________________________________________________________________________________________ First Middle Last Home Address: _________________________________ City: ______________________St:____________Zip: _______________ Home Phone: _____________________________ Work: ____________________________Cell: _____________________________ Date of Birth: __________________________E-mail address: __________________________________________________________ Any physical limitations / Dietary or Special Requests? ________________________________________________________________ Roommate name if not traveling with spouse: ________________________________________________________________(fill out separate form) Passenger 2: _______________________________________________________________________________________________ First Middle Last Work: ____________________________Cell: _____________________________ Date of Birth: __________________________E-mail address: __________________________________________________________ Any physical limitations / Dietary or Special Requests? ______________________________________________________________ PAYMENT INFORMATION DEPOSIT Enclosed is deposit for ____ people (person) @ $800 per person: Deposit amount: $___________________ Note: Credit cards will be assessed a 3% processing fee. 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