2017 Holy Land Trip Winner is TOM KONRARDY of Waconia!!!  Tom was a series participant, having earned 6 of the 7 event medals, coordinated the creative adds to the final FTTP Pass the Pope event!  His reveal was FABULOUS!  Watch it here....

Faster than the Pastor, A Journey to the Cross is a fresh and relevant community building, evangelization effort and health advocacy initiative, created to bring our faith community together in a way that celebrates and exalts our faith and proclaims the Gospel - how appropriate for it to culminate in a pilgimage to the Holy Land!!!  This trip could be yours!!!


Pilgrimage for Two the the Holy Land


Jeff Cavins is recognized both nationally and internationally as one of the most effective and engaging speakers In the Church today. Few can communicate their love for Jesus Christ with as much zeal, clarity, and enthusiasm as Jeff Cavins. In addition to his outstanding presentations related to Catholic Bible study, Jeff is available to speak on a variety of other faith-formation topics.


After twelve years as a Protestant pastor, Jeff returned to the Catholic Church under the guidance of Bishop Paul Dudley. His conversion story, one of the best known and inspiring stories of its kind, is chronicled in the best-selling book, My Life on the Rock.


Over the past several decades, Jeff has dedicated his life to developing The Great Adventure: A Journey through the Bible, a practical, interactive program that helps people read the “big picture” of God’s plan in Sacred Scripture and understand its meaning for their lives. The Great Adventure presents the entire sweep of the Bible in a way that is easy to understand and genuinely fun. Its unique Bible Timeline learning system has revolutionized Catholic Bible Study for hundreds of thousands of Catholics since 1995. Jeff received his MA in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville.


Jeff has been a leading figure in Catholic media for over two decades and has appeared as a guest or host on Catholic radio and television hundreds of times.



Pilgrimage Highlights:            

  • A life-changing, 13 day pilgrimage to the Holy Land, January 2018

  • 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


How is the winner for the 2016/17 series chosen?            

  • Must be either a series participant, completing at least one event OR a an individual participant completing 5 of the 7 events.

  • All qualifying names are placed into a raffle at the completion of event 7.

  • Bishop Cozzens will draw name on July 19th, 2017 & winner will be announced July 26th, 2017.


Please review the FAQ page regarding additional detail about the pilgrimage

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