2023 Holy Land Pilgrimage
Dear Knights, Dames, and Ladies of the Holy Sepulchre,
We are very excited to announce that the Northeastern Lieutenancy is embarking on another pilgrimage to the Holy Land in March of 2023. We go in support of our Christian brothers & sisters and in solidarity with the church in the Holy Land. Eileen and I would like to extend this very special invitation to you, your friends, and family. Come and walk with us in the footsteps of Jesus. Come see the place of His Annunciation and birth. Come and walk the Way of the Cross sharing in His Passion. Come and pray at the Holy Sepulchre, the Empty Tomb of our Risen Lord!
The Gospels will come alive for us as we have the opportunity to visit, pray, and celebrate the Eucharist at the places held most sacred to Christians. We fully expect this pilgrimage to be one of the most spiritually uplifting experiences of our lives.
Knights, Dames, and Ladies who make this pilgrimage will have the opportunity to receive their pilgrim shells. We will leave the Holy Land blessed and completely filled with peace that only the Lord knows how to give. It is our hope that you will say “YES” to this invitation to the most invaluable gift that you can ever give yourself: a pilgrimage to The Holy Land!
H.E. Gerard J. Foley, KC*HS, Lieutenant
Rev. Msgr. William P. Fay, Ph.D., KCHS
Msgr. Bill Fay, a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston, is a native of Boston, Massachusetts. Ordained to the priesthood in 1974, he has ministered in a variety of parish assignments. He has also served as a professor of philosophy and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at St. John Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts; General Secretary of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, DC; and Director of Campus Ministry, Director of Formation for the Permanent Diaconate, and Director of the Propagation of Faith of Boston and the Pontifical Mission Societies in the Archdiocese of Boston. Currently he serves as a member of the formation faculty and as a professor of philosophy and theology at Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary for delayed vocations in Weston, MA.