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St. Mary Help of Christians Church
410 Union Avenue
Paterson, NJ 07502
Phone: (973) 790-8651
Fax: (973) 790-8534
A Parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson, NJ USA
Following in the Footsteps of St. Paul
With specific names of people and places, Luke, the great author of the Acts of the Apostles, narrates the live experience of the first communities of faith.
Among the great agents of evangelization is St. Paul, who lived in the primary era of the Church. Called by God to bring the Good News to the Gentiles or the Non-Jewish world, Paul begins a series of “missionary journeys” that bring him to enchanting Greek isles, whose names we read in the Bible and which we hear a couple of times when we attend Holy Mass.
I offer you the amazing opportunity to go on pilgrimage and on vacation to the great Greece. What a blessing to visit Biblical cities such as Thessalonica, Ephesus, Corinth, Philippi, Delphi and Athens. These are epic places of our faith in which Paul preached and lived unique experiences that are narrated to us through the New Testament.
When we give ourselves the opportunity to visit and to get to know these beautiful places, the Sacred Scriptures, once again, come alive in our mind and we are able to understand many things that, regardless of the creativity of our minds, we are not able to imagine.
The trip is planned for April 20, 2018, for 12 days; 4 of which will be on a cruise through the Mediterranean isles.
The cruise will take us to beautiful islands such as Patmos, Mykonos and Santorini, all of which are amazing places to visit.
The cost is $3,560 (with taxes) and it includes:
- All types of transportation – land, sea and air
- Breakfasts and most dinners
You can reserve your spot, which are limited, with a down payment of $400.00 and there will be a payment plan so that, little by little, you can pay off the trip in its totality.
For those who are interested, we would be more than happy to provide you with a detailed itinerary.
The great St. Augustine, a saint and doctor of the Church, often said, “those who do not travel only read one page of the great book called the world.” I pray we give ourselves this opportunity to get to know, up close and very real, these Biblical places. Come with us to create some unforgettable memories! (Conntinue . . .) In Spanish Translation
FR BRANDO IBARRA
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