Screen-Shot-2017-10-03-at-11.10.53-AM-1024x937Our next three trips have been completely sold out for months — our trip in June is the next one with seats open, but only less than 15 seats and they are filling fast.

Just a head’s up if you want a great time of year and a marvelous chaplain!


Our April Holy Land trip has been sold out for months but a couple just had to drop out so two seats are open but will go fast. If you know anyone interested call (866) 468-1420 or visit http://www.footprintsofgodpilgrimages.com/pilgrimage/holy-land-with-fr-scott-courtney-april-2017/


Virtual Pilgrimage Podcast

by Steve Ray on March 12, 2018

I recently gave talks at the Lansing Men’s Conference in Michigan. The Director of Evangelization asked me for an interview which I read away agreed to.

E0B99EBA-09F4-4B49-8422-D2128D30E1D3He wanted to talk about pilgrimages and the effect it has on people and what we do and more. Here’s what he wrote…

“We just posted our “Armchair Catholic” podcast with your interview. You did a great job with that too. Feel free to share it in your circles!”

Listen on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/27-jerusalem-jones/id1279044657?i=1000405015413&mt=2

Google Play Music: https://play.google.com/music/m/Djndlmi6hamlkbnmdcuvuuah5iy?t=27__Jerusalem_Jones-The_Armchair_Catholic


Update on the Opening of the Holy Sepulchre but Warning it is Not Over

February 28, 2018

Statement on Municipal threats and the discriminatory “Church Lands Bill” The heads of Churches in charge of the Holy Sepulcher and the Status Quo governing the various Christian Holy Sites in Jerusalem, are following with great concern the systematic campaign against the Churches and the Christian community in the Holy Land, in flagrant violation of […]

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Holy Sepulchre Church Closed over Taxation Dispute with Israel

February 27, 2018

As many of you already know, last week the major Christian groups within the Holy Sepulchre and the Patriarch of Jerusalem decided to close the Church of the Holy Sepulchre as a protest against the punitive taxes and confiscatory collection process being imposed by Israel through the municipality of Jerusalem. Closing the Church is a great burden […]

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Major biblical discovery: Archaeologists may have found the Prophet Isaiah’s ‘signature’

February 23, 2018

 By James Rogers | Fox News The seal mark discovered in Jerusalem (Eilat Mazar/Biblical Archaeological Society) Archaeologists in Israel say that they have found a clay seal mark that may bear the signature of the Biblical Prophet Isaiah. The 2,700-year-old stamped clay artifact was found during an excavation at the foot of the southern wall […]

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Billy Graham’s Early Influence on My Life & an Excellent Recent Talk by Rev. Billy Graham

February 21, 2018

I have a soft spot in my heart for this man because he has had a PROFOUND impact on our family. It was his message over the airwaves in 1953 that first brought my mom to Christ and my mom and dad then brought us boys to a living and vibrant knowledge of Jesus Christ.  […]

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Pilgrimage Updates – Some Trips Sold Out

February 14, 2018

These pilgrimages are sold out: – April Holy Land – April “Saints & Shrines of Italy” – May Holy Land These are filling fast: – June Holy Land – August Ireland – September Jordan and Holy Land Check out – St. Paul Mediterranean Cruise in November – Mexico-Guadalupe trip in December. Also the Oberammergau Passion […]

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Camels, Dead Sea, Museum, Jericho and more

February 8, 2018

Our last full day in Israel. This is the fun day when we go to Jericho, the Jordan River, swim in the Dead Sea, ride camels and much more. Our final Mass was very moving and the homily was exceptional. You can hear the homily HERE. We also have a video here of all the […]

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Via Dolorosa, Calvary, Mass at Tomb Weatern Wall…

February 7, 2018

Busy day! Enjoy!

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Gethsemane, Mount of Olives, Mount Zion, Dinner and Dancing in Bethlehem

February 6, 2018

great day starting with Mass at Gethsemane (homily here) and visiting the top of the Mount of Olives where Jesus ascended back ito heaven. Lunch at a Jewish kibbutz before Steve’s talk The Story of Salvation History as we overlooked Jerusalem. Mount Zion, Death of Mary, Upper Room and Prison of Christ on Holy Thursday […]

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Bethlehem All Day and Solemn Entry to Jesus’ Tomb

February 5, 2018

Everyone was excited to spend the day in Bethlehem because it’s like a different world. There are 4000 years of history here all the way from Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob through King David, the birth of Jesus, all the way to our own time. Touching the birthplace of Christ is very emotional and a highlight […]

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Sailing Galilee, Mass at Capernaum, eating St. Peter’s Fish, Visitation…

February 4, 2018

Today was a big day because we leave Galilee and head to Jerusalem. But first we saw the ancient boat from the time of Christ, then we had Mass at Capernaum where Jesus said, “Eat My Flesh and Drink My Blood” where I gave my talk “Defending the Eucharist”. For Fr. Vasek’s great homily, click […]

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Transfiguration, Wedding Vows in Cana and lots in Nazareth

February 3, 2018

This is one of peoples’ favorite days although every day is special here. The taxi ride up the mountain to the Transfiguration Church is always exciting and gets a lot of “oohs and ahs.”  Another great homily in the beautiful Church of the Transfiguration – a church built to be filled with light – guess […]

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Beatitudes, Caesarea Philippi, Golan, Syrian Border, Multiplication, Primacy

February 2, 2018

With both groups together we had our first full day in Galilee. Of course, Mass at the Mount of Beatitudes is always special in the homily was especially good. You can hear it HERE. Everyone had a great time – fun, devout, inquisitive and punctual group. I gave my talk on “Peter: the Rock and […]

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Israel Group Arrives to Join our Jordan Group

February 1, 2018

The group that went to Jordan first has arrived in Israel. Now the group that is coming only for the Israel portion has arrived.
All is well and everyone is happy. Tomorrow we begin our first day with two both groups included.

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