Jordan – Holy Land Pilgrimage 2018

Applications are now open for staff in Sydney Catholic Schools interested in participating in a 14-day pilgrimage experience to Jordan and the Holy Land from 14 to 29 April 2018.

This pilgrimage will follow the general chronological path of Jesus’ life, commencing with three days in Jordan where pilgrims will enjoy the salty waters of the Dead Sea, stop at Bethany-beyond-the-Jordan where Jesus was baptised and visit the fascinating ancient city of Petra. From there, pilgrims will spend two days in Bethlehem and surrounds, before heading north via Caesarea on the coast.

Places in the north that will be visited include the Sea of Galilee, Mt Carmel, Megiddo, Mt Tabor, Nazareth, Cana, Capernaum, Tabgha and Caesarea Philippi.

Pilgrims will travel south to Jerusalem via the Roman ruins of Bet She’an. In addition to spending two days visiting the traditional sites in and around Jerusalem, there will be an ANZAC Day memorial and a day trip to Qumran, Masada and Jericho.

There will be one day of rest and private exploration in Jerusalem, before returning to Australia.

Please click the links to view the promotional flyer and the itinerary.

NB: 20 positions on this pilgrimage will be reserved for staff 35 years of age or younger as part of the National Year of Youth celebrations 2018.

Applications and due date: The application form for this pilgrimage can be downloaded here. Completed applications together with a copy of passport are to be emailed to Robert Haddad at  or posted to Robert Haddad at PO Box 217 Leichhardt NSW 2040 by Tuesday 31 October 2017.

Funding: Successful applicants will make a $2000 contribution to the overall costs of this pilgrimage. Schools are required to cover one release day for Friday 13 April.

Contact: Robert Haddad on (02) 9568 8116 or

Leave a Reply