January Holy Land Pilgrimage 2012!

This pilgrimage is on a wailist basis only as of Sept. 13, 2011. We are delighted that you are interested in a trip to the Holy Land with us January 5-18, 2012. We are now taking registrations for the pilgrimage with deposit of $300 per person to hold your spot. Details and pricing are found on the registration form and brochure.

Fr. Mike Schmitz from the Diocese of Duluth, MN will be the spiritual director for this pilgrimage. Fr. Mike has served on several pilgrimages and brings his enthusiasm for the Catholic faith through his inspirational homilies and his love for people. 

a few features of our pilgrimages:


  • Daily mass at holy sites like Church of the Holy Sepulchre, St. Peter's in Capernaum & Annunciation in Nazareth!
  • Praying a decade of the rosary on locations where the mysteries happened!
  • Individual audio transmitters so you can hear it all!
  • On site teaching by Jeff Cavins on topics like the Papacy, the Mystery of Suffering, and Discipleship
  • At least one priest per motor coach
  • Supporting Christians shops in Bethlehem
  • Free study manual and pilgrims guide to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • Our pilgrimages are inspirational and educational as well as opportunities for spiritual growth, making new friends and just having fun!

Our cantor for the masses will be Susanne Hoy, a native of Onalaska, WI who has studied Vocal Performance at Bradley University in Illinois and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She and her husband and three children are members of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Edina, Minnesota, where she sings with the Schola Cantorum Choir and is devoted to other Church ministries.  She also sings professionally with the Cecilia Chambers singers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. You will be blessed by her beautiful voice!

Another wonderful priest joining us will be Fr. Tom Rafferty from St. Anthony of Padua, The Woodlands, Texas, a vibrant parish that makes studying God's Word a priority as well as service to their community. Several of his parishoners will be our fellow pilgrims as well.


Here is what some of our recent pilgrims have said about our pilgrimages! 

Please accept our thanks for the most wonderful experience of our lives. The entire Pilgrimage was wonderful. It was so well organized and everything was run so smoothly. The accommodations were excellent, the food tasty and not weight gaining (love the salads), the bus driver (Badar) and bus were outstanding and our guide, Ronnie Winter, was exceptional. He is not only extremely knowledgeable but a very nice and engaging person. Jeff, your teaching and Bible knowledge were inspiring and given us a hunger to really study and learn the Bible. Rest assured, we will be enthusiastic ambassadors for this Pilgrimage with all our friends and family. We will follow your journey on your web site and ALWAYS keep you and your family in our prayers. ~~Pat and Tom D

Thank you so much for all you did to make our pilgrimage the most memorable travel experience we have ever had, and certainly the most spiritual and holy and fulfilling! We will never be the same! ~~  Bill & Sue M

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.