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NEWS and EVENTS:

BLUE ARMY TOURS
The Catholic Tour is happy to announce its association with The World Apostolate of Fatima and Blue Army Tours. Jim Adair, President of Catholic Tours, is a long time member of the Apostolate and ran Fatima Travel in the 1980’s. More than 29,000 people participated in pilgrimages directed by Mr. Adair and his staff.  Click here to view the Tours specifically for the Blue Army.

Holy Doors – Jubilee of Mercy
On April 11, 2015, Pope Francis announced in his “bull of indiction”, or formal proclamation, “an Extraordinary Jubilee that has the mercy of God at its center.  It will be a Holy Year of Mercy.”  This Jubilee Holy Year opened on December 8, 2015 - the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception - and will end on November 20, 2016, with the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.  Millions of pilgrims are expected to journey to Rome to participate in the Jubilee year events.  The first extraordinary Jubilee was called in the 16th century, and the most recent ones have been in 1933 and in 1983.

Each of the four papal basilicas in Rome – St. Peter’s Basilica, St. John Lateran, St. Paul Outside the Walls and St. Mary Major - has a holy door, which is only opened during jubilee years so that pilgrims can enter through them in order to gain the plenary indulgence that is connected with the Jubilee.

Notre-Dame de Québec basilica became the seventh Holy Door in the Catholic world in 2013 — four are in Rome, one is at the Shrine of St. John Vianney in Ars-sur-Formans, France, the other is the Cathedral of St. James in Santiago de Compostela in Spain.  

However, for the Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis also wants a Door of Mercy in each diocese. In Lourdes, France, this door is at St. Michael’s gate entrance to the Sanctuary near the Breton Cross. In the Holy Land (Israel) there are Holy Doors at the Basilica of Gesthemane in Jerusalem, St. Catherine’s Church in Bethlehem, and the Basilica of Annunciation in Nazareth. In Poland Holy Doors are at St. John’s Archcathedral in Warsaw, Church of the Holy Cross in Warsaw, Wawel Cathedral in Krakow, Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Kakow, Basilica in Niepokalanow, Basilica in Wadowice, and the Sanctuary of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska.

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PATRON SAINT TOURS
Celebrate the heritage of your Parish Church with a special pilgrimage in the Footsteps of Your Patron Saint. We have specially crafted and tailored pilgrimages that follow in the Footsteps of the Patron Saints (our "Saints Series") of many of our Parish Churches. Click here to view our "Saints Series" Footsteps Itineraries.

The Catholic Tour specializes in creating competitively priced tours that are religious in nature; a Christian journey; a pilgrimage; an experience of a lifetime to Marian shrines; places in Europe, the Holy Land and Mexico that are central to our faith. The pilgrimages that we advertise are all-inclusive packages and for one price: the round trip airfare, hotel, sightseeing, tour escort, porterage and meals are included in most programs.

 

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Featured Tours

CANONIZATION OF MOTHER TERESA - Depart New York (JFK) Airport - 8 Days
Rome - September 2 to 9 - Depart from New York (JFK) Airport

CANONIZATION OF MOTHER TERESA with FATIMA - Depart Newark (EWR) Airport - 8 Days
Rome & Fatima- September 2 to 9 - Depart from Newark (EWR) Airport

FATIMA Special - 2016 - 7 Days
7 Day, 5 Night Pilgrimage to The Shrine of Fatima

FROM PARIS TO BUDAPEST, PLUS 7-DAY RIVER CRUISE - 2016 - 12 Days
12 Days from Paris to Budapest, including 7-Day Danube River Cruise from Regensburg to Budapest. Sightseeing: Paris, Reims, Epernay, Nancy, Strasbourg in the Alsace Region, Karlsruhe, Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Passau, Melk Abbey (visit), Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest.

POLAND ~ FOOTSTEPS of JOHN PAUL II - 2016 - 11 Days
Krakow, Lagiewniki, Debniki, Zakopane, Niegowic,Czestochowa, Metkow, Kalwaria, Wadowice