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parish pilgrimages

We invite Parish Priests, Parish Secretaries or Parish Councils to consider the benefits of motivating and accompanying a Parish Pilgrimage as a powerful means of Community and Spiritual renewal.

The choice of destinations, duration, hotel standard, departure date and preferred group size is yours to decide. We will even create a personalised brochure for you to promote at your local level and travel to your parish to co-host a Pilgrimage Information Night to get the ball rolling.

With more than 30 years in the trade, our Custom Groups Team looks forward to the opportunity to talk further about designing, costing and launching a most successful pilgrimage departure on behalf of your parish or community group. We promise to make this process quick, easy, cost effective and without any obligation on your part.

Call us today on 1800 819 156 Or email groups@harvestjourneys.com

Parish Renewal Benefits

  • Foster life-long bonds of genuine friendship and ongoing support networks.
  • Share amazing memories together that cultivate stronger future connections.
  • Private daily Masses in stunning settings will inspire greater unity and solidarity within the group.
  • Celebrate milestone parish anniversary occasions.
  • Fellowship and sharing during meals has a healing effect that enhances the opportunity of true encounter on pilgrimage.
  • Deeper Reconciliation and prayer opportunities have a ripple effect amongst the group members.
  • Pilgrims regularly return home transformed with a stronger conviction to contribute to the faith life and mission of their Parish community.

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Design your own Itinerary

Call or email us today and let our Custom Groups Team work with you to design and quote your preferred pilgrimage itinerary, departure date and special requirements. Call: 1800 819 156  Email: groups@harvestjourneys.com

Choose a Standard Itinerary

Simply choose your preferred Tour & Departure Date listed in the 2020/2021 Catalogue to benefit below. See the 5 Easy Steps to get started.

Priest Chaplain

TRAVELS FREE with 15 or more pilgrims

Motivate your Parish on pilgrimage and your Priest travels Free (Air & Land Packages). *Early Bird & Past Pilgrim Savers apply to all Catalogue itineraries.

FREE PROMOTIONAL BROCHURE

Allow Harvest to design and produce a personalised colour Parish Brochure to promote your pilgrimage in the foyer of your Church and neighbouring parish communities. We are pleased to create and print these at no cost. Priest photo to be supplied.

PARISH INFORMATION NIGHT

One of our expert Pilgrimage Directors is ready to schedule a visit to your parish to help facilitate an informative session to promote the features of your pilgrimage and answer any questions from parishioners. This can be done as an Expression of Interest exercise or as a Promotional evening after the pilgrimage has been launched.

5 easy steps

1

PLAN

Simply choose from one of the standard programmes and departure dates from this brochure OR plan your own custom-designed itinerary.

Call Harvest on 1800 819 156 to discuss your plans with one of our Group Managers OR complete the Group Enquiry Form at www.harvestjourneys.com/groups

An appointed Harvest Group Manager will contact you to fine tune your request

2

PROPOSAL

Your Harvest Group Manager will forward to you a personalised Quotation and detailed Itinerary Proposal. This will provide you with a planned detailed itinerary, tour pricing options and all the pilgrimage inclusions.

3

PROCEED

Should you decide to proceed, a Harvest Consultant will be assigned to your group to care for each pilgrim’s travel bookings and any additional assistance.

4

PROMOTE

Harvest will create a colour promotional flyer (and poster) specifically for your promotion and distribution across the Parish (and Deanery if required).
A social media campaign can be developed by our Marketing Team to support the Parish promotion (and wider afield as required).
An optional local Parish information session can be arranged where a Harvest representative will be available to present to the group at no additional cost.
Your Group Manager will keep you updated on the progress of enquiries and bookings. They will also be available for any support needed at every step of the way.

5

PREPARE

Travel documents will be sent to each group pilgrim at least 2 weeks prior to departure. This will include a Pilgrim Backpack, Journal and Travel Wallet

Helpful guidelines to support Priest Chaplains in their specific role will be provided.

Custom Group Quotation Request

  • Either choose from one of the standard programmes listed in this brochure OR speak with us to plan your ideal custom-designed itinerary.
  • You decide if exclusive to your group OR open to a wider public audience for Harvest to promote to secure the best group size economies
  • Chaplains travel free based on minimum 15 paying passengers or obtain a second free, if 25 or more are achieved.
  • Parishes may add a fundraiser fee to the costs to help support a parish ministry, mission or WYD project.
St Mary’s Parish, Young

Fr Richard Thompson

“The power of the pilgrimage was felt by everyone as we walked on holy and historical grounds. Many of the pilgrims had not travelled before and the exchange in cultures and the breadth of learning was palatable. Not one pilgrim was unmoved as we were led in trust and not as tourists.

Harvest’s local guides were of the highest quality, well versed in English and in the pilgrim spirit. There on the ground team members manage local and distant issues that sometimes arise with sensitivity and speed, while not detracting from the overall movement and experience of the whole group. I have been involved with Harvest for several years now and I would not look at travelling with another pilgrimage company.

Our parish family has been renewed by this pilgrimage in words that cannot be easily explained. We are wiser and more enriched with the knowledge of these sacred lands now deeply embedded in our personal faith lives. We all had a story to tell but we now share them together with greater ease and enthusiasm!”

Bishop of Auckland

Bishop Patrick Dunn

“Our private group was an outstanding success and I cannot praise Harvest sufficiently. I shall have no hesitation in recommending them to all I meet!”

Archdiocese of Chicago

Fr Charles Becker

“Throughout my association with Harvest Journeys they have demonstrated a very high standard of professionalism and service. Highly Recommended!”