Holy Land Pilgrimage 2019

  • March 21, 2019 - March 30, 2019
    12:00 am - 11:55 pm

Our Scripture Study Week program, which includes a week-long pilgrimage to the Holy Land, is designed for young adults in their 20s to fall in love with Scripture by immersing themselves in the study of the Sacred Scriptures, pilgrimage to Sacred Biblical sites, and shared theological reflection with a small faith community.

Only 25 spaces are available. Open to Young Adults who currently live or attend school in the Diocese of Bridgeport.

When: The pilgrimage to the Holy Land will take place March 21 – 30, 2019. Post-pilgrimage reflection will be ongoing for 1 year following the trip.

Who: Young adults who will be 19-35 years old at the time of trip are invited to apply. You must be able to participate in all aspects of the program including pre and post-pilgrimage sessions.

Cost: The total cost of the trip is $3,200. Those who are accepted into the program are eligible for a partial scholarship as monies become available.

Points of Interest:

• Bethlehem
• Nazareth
• Bethany
• Boat ride across the Sea of Galilee
• Mount of the Beatitudes
• Swim in the Dead Sea
• Jerusalem, including the Mount of Olives and Gethsemane

Registration Timeline:

  • December 15, 2018 – Application deadline! Submit a brief biography (no more than 500 words) outlining who you are, why you wish to attend, how you hope to grow in your faith, and any specific Scriptural interests.
  • January 2, 2019 – Pre-pilgrimage meeting for all those accepted into the program. Join us in person or online to pray, get to know the other pilgrims, and hear an overview of the daily schedule.
  • February 15, 2019 – Final payments are due. Some scholarship money is available. (See below.)
  • March 21, 2019 – Depart for the Holy Land. While present on the pilgrimage, you will be required to lead one of the daily reflections (your thoughts about the day), participate filly in all group activities, and be committed to participating in follow up activities.

Scholarship: To apply for a scholarship, please prepare a simple letter of request including your contact information and a specification of the nature of your need. Send it to institute@diobpt.org with the subject line: Attn: Holy Land Scholarships

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When you’re ready to pay your $250 deposit, click below:


  • March 21, 2019 - March 30, 2019
    12:00 am - 11:55 pm