After a long absence due to the pandemic, the Pastoral Bulletin is once again including information on parish pilgrimages.  If your parish is offering a pilgrimage within the coming months, we invite you to share this information with the Pastoral Bulletin:  This allows readers to view opportunities to participate in an upcoming pilgrimage. 

Please include contact information, deadline for reservations and possible link to a website with more information on the pilgrimage.  We will publish the information for as long as needed.



A Pilgrimage to Italy with Father Edison, I.C.
Father Edison Bernavas, I.C. from St. Francis of Assisi Church will be hosting a pilgrimage through Italy with daily rosary, devotions, and Mass.
When:  May 2, 2023 to May 11, 2023
Where: Rome, Venice, Ravenna, Florence, Siena, Assisi, Perugia, and returning back to Rome. 
Cost: $4350.00 / person.   ​​​​​​Airfare and all included except travel insurance and lunches. 
Registration:  To register, go online at, call 800-653-0017, or send an email to

Trip to the Holy Land
Come walk where Jesus walked.
Join Father Kevin Mackin OFM, on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and experience the bible come alive.
April 24th – May 4th, 2023.  Price is $4,432.00 double occupancy, inclusive from Tampa including all meals and tips.

Contact:  Mike Kowatch at Catherine of Siena parish 517-980-0827 or Pat Dyson at 517-989-0827 for more information.

Traveling to the Holy Land
Join Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church as we travel to the Holy Land with Fr. Justin Paskert, Deacon Frank, and Kathleen DeSanto!
April 12, 2023 to April 22, 2023
Where: Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Galilee, Via Crucis, Last Supper, Gethsemane, Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Nativity Church, Capernaum, Tel Aviv
Cost: $4399.00. ​​​​​​Airfare and all included except travel insurance, lunches and any Covid related expenses
Registration:  To register, please call 855-842-8001 or 508-340-9370.
You can also register online at

Pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, MA
Nativity Catholic Church is hosting a pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, MA and other shrines in the northeast U.S.
Rev. Dr. Mark Taylor is hosting this pilgrimage and will be accompanied by Dr. Bryan Thatcher. 
Date of trip is May 31-June 4, 2023.   For more info contact Deacon Mark at or text/call at (813) 220-5759.

Divine Mercy Pilgrimage with St. John Vianney
September 18-26, 2023 

$3,827 per person from Tampa  (Prices available from other cities.)
This Divine Mercy Pilgrimage Tour to Poland visits the important Shrines and Sights of Saint Faustina and Pope John Paul II, including St. Casimir, Sister Faustina’s childhood church where she was baptized and received First Holy Communion, and the Divine Mercy Shrine in Krakow located next to the convent where she is buried. Visit Pope John Paul II’s childhood home, the church in Wadowice, and the National Shrine of Poland to Our Lady of Czestochowa to pray before the stunning Black Madonna.  For more information follow this link:  Divine Mercy Pilgrimage Tour to Poland – SJV – and/or contact Jim Hyland at 727-776-3038.

Holy Land Pilgrimage
October 10-20,2023

St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Homosassa, is hosting a pilgrimage to the Holy Land from October 10 ~ 20, 2023.  
Cost: $3495 includes roundtrip airfare, hotels, most meals; travel insurance is additional.
Final payment due August 20, 2023.

Spiritual Leader: Rev. J. Glenn Diaz

This pilgrimage will be a special time of spiritual journey, when we recommit ourselves to living a Christian life as a life of pilgrimage.  Pilgrims are different from tourists; we travel for spiritual reasons, searching for meaning, purpose, values, or truth.  We can find that deeper connection with our faith, as we walk in the footsteps of Jesus and visit the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, and more.  As pilgrims on a sacred journey, we will reflect on the significance of where we are, pray, celebrate the Eucharist, and fully enter each sacred place with our hearts, minds, and souls open to a personal encounter with God.

Please contact Group Leader Karen Robben at 352-628-7000 or for more information.


Pilgrimage to Emerald Ireland
11 Days: November 1 – 11, 2023

Visiting:  Waterford * Killarney * Cliffs Of Moher * Galway * Connemara * Knock Shrine * Sligo * Dublin
Hosted by Fr. Stephan Brown, SVD, Pastor of St. Joseph Parish, St. Petersburg.
$3399 Per person from Tampa  (Air/Land Tour Price Is $2899 Plus $500 Government Taxes/Airline Surcharges).

For more information, please contact Fr. Brown, 727-822-2153 or email:

Promotional flyer here; sample ad here; and brochure with registration form here.

A Pilgrimage to the Shrines of France
November 5 – 15, 2023
Father Mike Smith from Nativity Catholic Church will be hosting a pilgrimage to the Shrines of France.

Where: Lourdes, Nevers, Tours, Loire Valley, Chartes, Mont St Michel, Bayeux, Normandy, Caen, Lisieux and Paris
When: November 5 – 15, 2023
Cost:  $3599.00 per person. Includes air fare from Tampa, first class / select hotels and most meals.

Registration: Please e-mail Fr. Mike Smith at for a brochure.

 As we still deal with the Coronavirus, we are offering a link to the CDC’s digital page on recommendations for travelers.
Click here to see the information.

Thank you for your continued support and our prayers for your safety and health during this crisis.