I am hoping to organize a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. It is open to parishioners from all three Clontarf parishes and to their friends and family members and others who may be interested. A minimum number of 30 is required for the pilgrimage to go ahead. The pilgrimage is being organized by GTI Travel. Map Travel, an agency I have used in the past, has now merged with GTI Travel, and Niamh, who worked with Map Travel and is now with GTI Travel, is looking after the details of the trip. We will leave Dublin on Friday, 16th October, travelling to Tel Aviv via Istanbul, and we will return the same route on Saturday, 24th October. We will spend four nights in Tiberias in the four star Royal Plaza Hotel and four nights in Jerusalem in the four star Grand Court Hotel. The cost is €1,839.00 per person sharing and it includes return flights, eight nights accommodation on a dinner/bed and breakfast basis, services of an English speaking guide throughout the tour and entrance fees where applicable. To reserve a place please contact GTI travel directly at 01 8434734. You will be asked to pay a deposit of €250 and return a booking form. Further information is available on the Parish Notice Board in the front porch of the church,              Fr Martin