Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving - a day to pause from your normal routines and give thanks to those who have helped make your life better - easier - happier - healthier - more fulfilling. We pause to thank first our God - for His goodness - for his generosity - then family members - close friends - special acquaintances - those who serve us in so many ways - teachers - health and medical personnel - public service persons - those who work in our place so we may spend the day with family - friends. We gather around the meal table - sharing in food and drink - fellowship- stories - past accomplishments - future hopes - looking forward to another year - waiting to be filled with future blessings.

When this world was created - it was filled with everything people would need - drink and food - shelter - heat and cold - sun and stars - night and day - animals to tame - to play - to hunt - to eat - plants - to cultivate - crops to grow - harvest time - gathering in the fruits of hard labor.  In all this - the responsibility of being good stewards - of all that we receive - all that we will receive - all that we will use.  For this - for much much more - things that cannot be seen - things that cannot be touched - things that cannot be felt - we thank - Our Creator -God in Heaven - who blesses - not only this day - but every day of our lives.

Deacon Dale 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Calling All Pilgrims

It is now one year before our next pilgrimage to Italy. At this time next November 2015 we will be returning from our second "Shrines of Italy" pilgrimage. Like all of our past pilgrimages - it will be an adventure of a lifetime.  Right now we are actively recruiting participants for this inspiring journey to the land of saints - popes - shrines - great food and fun.  We have arranged gateways from Chicago, IL and Phoenix, AZ -  the price difference is only $200 additional for those flying out of Arizona.  

We leave November 3, 2015 and return November 13, 2015.

Register NOW and Save $200
Early Registration per person double occupancy. 
*From Chicago O’Hare Only $3399* 
**From Phoenix Sky Harbor Only $3599*
 $3599*/$3799* full price after May 1, 2015 
Call 630.334.5065 to register or for more information: to read the details and print your registration forms

Your Hosts: 
Deacon Dale Metcalfe and Chaplain Arlene Metcalfe -
pilgrimage specialists featuring Spiritual Travel Experiences to the Holy Land, Italy,
 Poland, Spain, Ireland & more

*Includes all taxes, fees
*Love offering & trip insurance not included

**Trip Options Available For Extra Fee 

You can read all the details at or simply click this link to be
taken directly to our information page  HERE

Early registration saves each person $200 which almost completely covers the 
optional  trip insurance should you select that 

Papal Audience Included

Jesus spent 40 days in the desert - meditating - contemplating - praying - seeking to draw closer to His Heavenly Father.  As modern day disciples can we do any less - can we give God eleven days out of our lives to draw closer - to become more spiritual - to be more Christ like - Jesus waits - for you.

Deacon Dale