Sunday, May 13, 2018

Share This With All The Deacons You Know and Their Wives!

Inspiring Trip for Deacons & their Wives

To Walk In The Footsteps of Jesus in The Holy Land, February 13-22, 2019

Mass at St. Stephen’s Church, The Site of the First Martyrdom

Join Steve & Janet Ray


Deacon Dominick & Teresa Tomeo Pastore

Join them for a very special and deeply spiritual trip to the special places in Our Lord’s life:

  • Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Ascend the Mount of Transfiguration.
  • Renew your wedding vows at the Wedding Church in Cana.
  • Travel by boat on the Sea of Galilee to Mass at St. Peter’s House.
  • Dine in a Bedouin tent in Bethlehem. Attend Mass at the Mount of the Beatitudes.
  • Travel along the Via Dolorosa and touch the top of Mount Calvary.
  • Visit the Mount of Olives and so much more!

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Don’t Miss the Optional

Biblical Jordan Pre-Trip!

February 9-14, 2019

  • Tour the Roman city of Jerash.
  • Visit the home of the Prophet Elijah.
  • See the Jabbok River where Jacob wrestled with the Angel.
  • Look out over the Jordan Valley likes Moses did before he died.
  • See where Joshua crossed the Jordan River.
  • See where John the Baptist baptized Jesus, and where John was imprisoned and beheaded.
  • Eat at authentic restaurants and see amazing archaeological sites.
  • This is an amazing pre-trip not to miss!

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For information, including how to sign up, visit the Corporate Travel website or call 866-468-1420.

Register and qualify for the $100 Early Booking Discount if you Book by June 15, 2018.


Catechists should be aware that the prayer of the Catholic Church is far more than the memorized vocal prayers, devotional prayers (such as the Rosary) or the prayers we say together at Mass.

hqdefaultFor over a thousand years, the Church has developed rich prayer forms such as contemplative prayer (Christian meditation), liturgy of the hours, prayer using scripture, and prayer using nature, to name a few.

For centuries, only priests, monks and cloistered nuns participated in many of these prayer forms, but today we recognize the value these spiritual practices have for lay people.

In a culture where New Age spirituality can be attractive to many people, including youth and young adults, it is important for Catholic students to receive the information that we have our own beautiful treasury of prayer – ways to draw closer to God that are perhaps less familiar, but not difficult.

To make this happen, catechists should be aware of at least the following prayer traditions: Benedictine, Carmelite, Dominican, Franciscan and Ignatian. (See Quick Summaries below.)

For the whole list and explanations of the Major Prayer Traditions in the Catholic Church, click here.