Priesthood Sunday (September 27th) is a special day set aside to honor priesthood in the United States. It is a day to reflect upon and affirm the role of the priesthood in the life of the Church as a central one. Let's Thank Fr. AJ and Fr. Derrick for their service to the Lord and our Parish.

Pilgrimage to Jerusalem

Father Joseph and the Pilgrims have made it safely to Israel.

Getting Ready to Take off from Charleston

The Aquaducts

Ruins of the Roman City



Pictures of Cana

Mt. Carmel

Church of the Annunciation

Church of St. Joseph


Group Fun!

More Group Fun!

The Sea of Galilee

Morning Prayers on the Sea of Galilee

St. Peter's House


Preparing for Mass on the Mount of Beatitudes

Mount of Beatitudes

Morning Mass on Mt. Tabor
(Site of the Transfiguration)

Church on Mt. Tabor

The Dead Sea

Site where the
Dead Sea scrolls were discovered

Zacchaeus Tree

View of the Mount of Temptation,
here Jesus fasted for forty days
and forty nights

Entrance to the Jordan River

Jordan River

Jordan River

Renewal of Baptism at the River Jordan

Fr. Joseph says Mass at
St. Helen Chapel in Bethlehem

Seeing where they work the olive wood
to support local Christians in Bethlehem

The Basilica of the Nativity. 

Outside, Father blesses our group

 The place of the Visitation, where Our Lady
came to visit her cousin Elizabeth.


The Grotto of the Nativity, the place where it is believed that Jesus was born

Beginning the way of the Cross, Via Dolorosa - ending at the Basilica
of the Holy Sepulchre, built over the site of the Crucifixion and the Tomb

Mass at the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre.


The Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre, built over
the site of the Crucifixion and the Tomb

Monday Morning Mass

Walking the Palm Sunday path

Church of all Nations on the Mount of Olives

The gardens in Gethsemane

Visit to the Western Wall. Intentions given to
father and to the pilgrims were all placed

The hill of Mount Zion, the highest point in ancient
Jerusalem, is dominated by the
Church of the Dormition.
The location is identified as the place
where the Virgin Mary “fell asleep”,
and was assumed into heaven

Fr Joseph leads a decade of the Rosary
4th glorious mystery — the Assumption)
in the crypt

Last Day in Jerusalem -
This Church is over the site of Lazarus’ house


Father Joseph is a member of The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. One of the requirements for Father, as part of the Order, is to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and pray at the Holy Sepulcher. Members of the Order receive a special shell pin for making a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Father was honored by receiving his
from Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa.

The Pilgrims and Fr. Joseph have a wonderful group picture
from their Jerusalem trip with Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa



Each Day


Please Keep us all
in your prayers.