Lead a Group

Catholic Travel — a surprisingly simple addition to your dynamic, authentic ministry.

When Educational Opportunities began in 1974, our goal was to enrich the ministry and lives of those who preach and those who teach. We offer educational Christian travel. In addition, we offer clergy scholarships on a variety of travel programs.

What Makes Christian Travel a Ministry?

Catholic Travel is a Spiritual Retreat which Enriches Spiritual Life, Enriches Individual Lives, Increases Knowledge and Develops Christian Community

Why You Should Lead a Group?

  • Renew Your Own Spirit
  • Develop Deep Interpersonal Bonds
  • Educate Faith Formation Teachers
  • Build Parish Leaders
  • Be the Spiritual Leader

Four Powerful Benefits of Holy Land Travel for Clergy:

  • Deliver powerful sermons based on knowledge and images from the Bible. 
  • Understand the location of Biblical events and how the geography of the land impacted those events
  • Rediscover the excitement of learning about the Bible, t
  • Enrich the lives of your parishioners as you rediscover the importance of being their Spiritual Leader

How Your Ministry will be Enhanced by Catholic Travel…

Educational Value

  • Increase Biblical Literacy: Your church members will learn more and recall more about the scriptures because they have seen the land. They will be better teachers because they have experienced the Land of the Bible, come face to face with the central personalities of the Bible and learned first-hand about the ministry of Jesus and the apostles.

  • Better Understanding of the Contemporary Situation: The journey will open your mind to new insights into the political, social and economic situation of each area you’re visiting.

Spiritual Value

  • Revive Spiritual Awareness: The journey will awaken the spiritual dimension of your parishioners' faith in a way no other experience can! Prayer life will be enriched as will one’s personal understanding of the Gospel.

  • Create Deep and Lasting Freindships Church members who travel together will be connected by a shared spiritual experience, deepening the bonds which they already share with each other and you.

Personal Value Enrichment

  • Enhance Life: Sacred  and Pilgrimages open new horizons and provide a lifetime of memories for those who travel. It can also meet the emotional needs of various members of your congregation, such as those who need to connect with others, those who are struggling with marriage issues, who are questioning vocational choices, or who need comfort after the loss of a loved one.


Twenty Two Reasons to Lead a Group

  • Biblical Education
  • Spiritual Restoration
  • Church Loyalty
  • Teaching
  • Preaching
  • Leadership Development
  • Missions
  • Evangelism
  • Denominational Heritage
  • Lasting Fellowship
  • Reaching Those in Need

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Interested in learning more about becoming a group leader/host? Call 800-247-0017 and select option 4.