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"In This Year of Faith”
October 11, 2012 - November 23, 2013

 


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LOURDES, “A Doorway for the Faith”


Lisbon, Santarem, Fatima, Batalha, Nazare
Lourdes, Gavarnie & St. Jean de Luz

June 24 – July 05 2013

LIMITED TO 23 PARTICIPANTS
Early Reservations Recommended




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ALL-INCLUSIVE!!
** International Air Transportation
INCLUDING AIRLINE FUEL SURCHARGES
** Hotels
** All Meals: FATIMA & LOURDES
** English Speaking Tour Escort: Portugal
** Guided Tours as per the Itinerary
** Transfers and Porterage
**
TIPS for Guide, Driver & Hotel Staff
** Sanctuary Registration Fee
**
Scheduled Liturgical Services
** Led by Spiritual Director & Staff




SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR
FR. STANLEY DAILEY
PASTOR
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION PARISH
KENTON, OHIO


MONDAY, JUNE 24 – DEPART COLUMBUS VIA BOSTON FOR PARIS.

TUESDAY, JUNE 25
-  ARRIVE PARIS AND TRANSFER TO YOUR FLIGHT FOR LISBON. ON ARRIVAL MEET YOUR ENGLISH SPEAKING TOUR GUIDE AND CONTINUE BY MOTORCOACH TO YOUR HOTEL. TIME TO REST. MASS AT THE TOMB OF ST. ANTHONY. DINNER AND OVERNIGHT.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26
– BREAKFAST. SHORT PANORAMIC TOUR OF LISBON INCLUDING THE MONASTERY OF JERONYMOS, TOWER OF BELEM, THE CATHEDRAL AND ST. CHARLES CASTLE BEFORE DEPARTING FOR SANTAREM. VISIT CHURCH OF ST. STEPHEN, SITE OF THE 13TH CENTURY EICHARISTIC MIRACLE OF THE BLEEDING HOST, WHERE MASS WILL BE CELEBRATED. TIME FOR LUNCH (ON OWN), CONTINUE TO  FATIMA. CHECK INTO HOTEL. EVENING PARTICIPATE IN THE CANDLELIGHT PROCESSION.

THURSDAY, JUNE 27
-  BREAKFAST. MASS AT THE CHAPEL OF APPARITIONS. VISIT THE BASIICA CONTAINING THE TOMBS OF BLESSED JACINTA, BLESSED FRANCISCO AND SISTER LUCIA, THE CHILDREN TO WHOM OUR LADY APPEARED IN 1917. VISIT THE VILLAGE OF FATIMA, THE HOMES OF THE MARTO AND SANTOS FAMILIES, THE PLACE OF THE APPARITION OF THE ANGLE AND THE PARISH CHURCH WHERE THE THREE SEERS WERE BAPTIZED. DINNER AND EVENING DEVOTIONS.

FRIDAY, JUNE 28
– FATIMA/BATALHA/NAZARE/LISBON – BREAKFAST. MASS. DEPART FATIMA AND DRIVE TO BATALHA TO VISIT THE  MONASTERY OF OUR LADY OF VICTORY AND THE MAUSOLEUM OF THE PORTUGUESE MONARCHY. CONTINUE TO NAZARE, THE PICTURESQUE FISHING VILLAGE WHERE THERE WILL BE TIME FOR LUNCH AND SHOPPING. LATE AFTERNOON CONTINUE TO LISBON, CHECK-INTO HOTEL. DINNER AND OVERNIGHT.

SATURDAY, JUNE 29
– LISBON/LOURDES – BREAKFAST AND DEPART FOR THE AIRPORT AND YOUR FLIGHT TO TOULOUSE VIA AMSTERDAM. ON ARRIVAL, MEET OUR ENGLISH SPEAKING REPRESENTATIVE AND TRANSFER BY MOTORCOACH TO  YOUR HOTEL IN LOURDES. DINNER AND JOIN THE U.S. NATIONAL ROSARY PILGRIMAGE IN THE TORCHLIGHT PROCESSION.

SUNDAY, JUNE 30
– ATTEND THE INTERNATIONAL MASS OF LOURDES WHERE ALL NATIONAL PILGRIMAGES COME TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE THIS GLORIOUS MASS WITH EXCEPTIONAL MUSIC. LUNCH. AFTERNOON: FOR THOSE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE, A WALKING TOUR OF LOURDES WILL BE SCHEDULED. VISITING THE PLACES ASSOCIATED WITH THE LIFE OF ST. BERNADETTE: THE BOLY MILL WHERE ST. BERNADETTE WAS BORN, THE LOCADE MILL, RESIDENCE OF HER PARENTS AFTER 1864, THE “CACHOT,” FORMERLY USED AS A JAIL WHERE SHE LIVED AT THE TIME OF THE APPARITIONS, THE HOSPITAL AND CHAPEL WHERE ST. BERNADETTE RECEIVED HER FIRST HOLY COMMUNION AND THE PARISH CHURCH, CONTAINING THE BAPTISMAL FONT WHERE BERNADETTE WAS BAPTIZED. 5:00PM EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION, BLESSING OF THE SICK AND BENEDICTION. DINNER.

MONDAY, JULY 01
– BREAKFAST. ROSARY, MASS. MORNING FREE TO ENTER THE BATHS  (MIRACULOUS WATERS) OF LOURDES. BATHS ARE  OPEN DAILY 9:00AM-11:00AM AND 2:30PM – 4:00PM. LUNCH. AFTERNOON PENANCE SERVICE AND SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, EVENING FREE.

TUESDAY, JULY 02
– BREAKFAST AND MASS OF THE ANOINTING. IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING MASS GATHER FOR GROUP PICTURE. REMAINDER OF MORNING FREE TO ENTER BATHS, FOR PRIVATE DEVOTIONS OR TO EXPLORE THE UPPER AND LOWER TOWNS OF LOURDES WITH THEIR MANY SHOPS, MUSEUMS AND CAFES. LUNCH. AFTERNOON: SCENIC EXCURSION INTO THE PYRENEES TO GAVARNIE, . THE VILLAGE OF GAVARNIE WAS THE LAST VILLAGE IN FRANCE IN THE MIDDLE AGES ON THE OLD ROUTE TO THE TOMB OF ST. JAMES AT SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELLA. THE CIRQUE GAVARNIE IS THE MOST FAMOUS PLACE IN THE PYRENEES AND IS HOME TO THE HIGHEST WATERFALL IN EUROPE. ALONG THE VERY BEAUTIFUL ROUTE TO GAVARNIE, YOU WILL SEE MANY PLACES OF INTEREST THAT WILL BE EXPLAINED TO YOU BY OUR GUIDE. THERE WILL BE A  VISIT IN GAVARNIE WHICH WILL ALLOW YOU TIME TO TAKE A WALK ALONG THE RIVER TO SEE THE WATERFALL, OR TO THE STATUE OF OUR LADY OF THE SNOWS, SHOP IN THE CRAFT SHOPS OR PERFUMERY AND ENJOY A LOCAL CAFÉ. RETURN TO LOURDES IN TIME FOR DINNER. PARTICIPATE IN EVENING TORCHLIGHT PROCESSION.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 03
– BREAKFAST. MASS AT THE GROTTO OF MASSABIELLE, THE SITE OF THE APPARITIONS. FOLLOWING MASS, PROCESSION FOR PLACEMENT OF THE PILGRIM CANDLE. TIME FREE. LUNCH. AFTERNOON STATIONS OF THE CROSS, EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION AND BENEDICTION.  DINNER.  EVENING FREE.

THURSDAY, JULY 04
– BREAKFAST.  MASS. OPTIONAL DAY TRIP TO ST. JEAN DE LUZ – A LOVELY RESORT, FISHING VILLAGE WITH ITS QUAINT SHOPS AND CAFES AND BEACH. BOXED LUNCH PROVIDED.  RETURN TO LOURDES. DINNER. EVENING 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS SOLITUDE HOTEL.

FRIDAY, JULY 05 – EARLY DEPARTURE FOR PAU AIRPORT FOR YOUR RETURN FLIGHTS TO COLUMBUS. 

ALL-INCLUSIVE RATE FROM COLUMBUS  $3478.00 (Plus Airline Tax $215.00)
ALL-INCLUSIVE RATE FROM BOSTON $3298.00 (Plus Airline Tax $191.00)
 

SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT:  $450.00 

IF YOU ARE FLYING FROM DIFFERENT CITIES PLEASE CONTACT US.

TO MAKE A RESERVATION:  SEND YOUR DEPOSIT IN THE SUM OF $400.00 PER PERSON

  KINDLY MAKE YOUR CHECK PAYABLE TO: CATHOLIC TRAVEL OFFICE AND MAIL TO

  CATHOLIC TRAVEL
5505 GRANBY ROAD
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20855

TEL. (301) 740 - 9332  FAX. (301) 740 - 1509  EMAIL: lourdespilgrimageoffice@comcast.net
Toll Free: 1877 276 -7279 * WEBSITE: www.lourdes-pilgrimage.com

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 25 PARTICIPANTS
EARLY RESERVATIONS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!!
OUR 2011 PILGRIMAGE WAS SOLD OUT 3 MONTHS BEFORE DEPARTURE

GENERAL INFORMATION AND CONDITIONS

RATES INCLUDE:  Economy Class Air Transportation, Hotel accommodations based on two persons sharing twin bedded room with bath/shower. All meals: in Fatima and Lourdes, breakfast and dinner in Lisbon. Guided Tours as per itinerary, English Speaking tour escorts, use of air conditioned motorcoaches, tips for dining room, tips for drivers and guides, sanctuary registration fee, transfers, porterage.*PLEASE NOTE: If you are traveling alone and want a roommate, we will do our best to arrange double occupancy; if double occupancy is not available, a surcharge will be imposed.  If you prefer a single, please advise and we will bill you accordingly.  Single room supplement is $450.00.  Single rooms are very limited and are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. Again, Early Reservations are recommended.

Rate Based on Tariffs and Exchange Rate in effect Dec. 6, 2012 and subject to change.

NOT INCLUDED: Cost of passport, Visa Fees (where applicable), strictly personal items, laundry, wines, beverages not on table d'hôte, optional excursion to  St. Jean de Luz, all that is not mentioned in, “Rates Include.”

RESERVATIONS: RESERVATION DEADLINE: MARCH 24, 2013. accompanied by a deposit of $400.00 per person, with final payment due no later than MAY 1, 2013. Failure to make your final payment by this date may result in the cancellation of your reservation and the forfeiture of your deposit. In addition to the above cancelation fees, once issued, airline tickets are non-refundable.  Final documents and tickets will be sent approximately two weeks prior to departure.  Due to new airline regulations regarding group air fares, reservations must be received at least 90 days prior to departure. Reservations received after this date are confirmed on the basis of space availability and may be subject to a late fee. SPACE LIMITED ON EACH DEPARTURE: EARLY RESERVATIONS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED

CANCELLATIONS AND WITHDRAWALS:
ALL CANCELLATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED IN WRITING.

FEES PER PERSON: CANCELLATIONS RECEIVED 95 or more days prior to departure - $200.00; 94 - 45days $400.00; 44 - 30 days 50%; within 30 days of departure 85% of the Tour price. **CANCELLATION INSURANCE IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.

RESPONSIBILITY: CATHOLIC TRAVEL OFFICE
and their agents act only in the capacity of agents in all matters pertaining to hotel accommodations, sightseeing tours and all forms of transportation. Catholic Travel Office except for willful negligence on the part of its direct employees, is not responsible for any damage, loss (included but not limited to property loss, personal injury, loss of enjoyment, distress or life) caused by omissions of any supplier providing services for this pilgrimage or by any delays or changes in the itinerary, or acts or omissions by the tour leader. Catholic Travel Office reserves the right to cancel the pilgrimage at any time, to substitute a tour leader if necessary or to make changes in the itinerary whenever their sole judgment determines that conditions warrant a change or in their sole judgment, changes will improve the comfort, convenience and safety of the tour. The price of the tour is based on a minimum of 23 passengers. If the minimum is not met, the price of the tour will be increased. The price of the tour is also based on tariffs and exchange rates in effect Dec. 6, 2012. While we make every effort to keep these rates firm, they can be subject to increase. Airlines involved in this itinerary are not responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board their aircraft or conveyance. The reservation and ticket issued for the passengers on this pilgrimage will constitute a sole contract between the airlines and purchaser of this tour.

PLEASE READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY, AS YOUR DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT FOR THIS TRIP CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF ALL OF THE CONDITIONS NOTED HEREIN