Contact

Maura Schnorbach and Nicole Stecklein 
Church of St. Patrick-Edina 
mschnorbach@stpatrick-edina.org nstecklein@stpatrick-edina.org 
952-941-3164

When

April 28/29-May 5, 2017 


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Where

Coban, Guatemala 
Resurrection Priory
Coban
Guatemala
 

 
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Guatemala Adult Pilgrimage 2017 

For over fifteen years, adults from St. Pat’s have been traveling to Guatemala to gain a better understanding of our place in the global Catholic community. We have found so much more. 

This spring, St. Pat's is offering an adult pilgrimage to Coban Guatemala to deliver water filters and experience the beauty and faith of our friends at Resurrection Priory. The pilgrimage is a 6-7 day trip with flexibility for adults to choose activities and schedules that best fit their interests and comfort level.  The first 4 days of the trip will be spent in Coban Guatemala.  Activities in Coban include travel to remote mountain villages (called aldeas) to distribute water filters, opportunities to celebrate Mass and prayer at the monastery and in aldeas, and other OPTIONAL cultural and faith building experiences in Coban (Cathedral tour, coffee plantation, hike to water falls, visit a local hospital, shopping in authentic Guatemalan markets, etc.) The last few days of the trip are spent in Antigua, Guatemala, a beautiful tourist town with additional opportunities to learn about and experience the Guatemalan culture. 

THE DETAILS

Dates: April 28/29th- May 5th, 2017
Cost:    Airfare (approx. $800-900) + $550 [includes all lodging, transportation, amd most meals]
Fundraising: Fundraising options will be made available to those who are interested.
Destination: Resurrection Priory (Coban, Guatemala):  a Benedictine monastery founded by Blue Cloud Abbey in South Dakota and Antigua, Guatemala
Deadlines: $100 due upon registration; $450 due March 15th; airfare will be organized in February
Registration: Please register using the link below.  

Sample Itinerary:

Day ZERO: OPTIONAL for those who would like to avoid the long DAY ONE travel day  *additional costs apply to cover cost of hotel and Social Justice tour

  • 10:30am:  Meet at airport
  • 1:00 pm: Flight to Guatemala City; 1.5 hour layover; arrive approx. 8pm
  • 9:00pm: Check into hotel, late dinner
  • 8:00am:  Breakfast
  • 9:00am:  Social Justice Bus and Walking Tour of Guatemala City
  • 12:30pm:  Meet rest of group at airport

Day ONE: Travel Day 

  • 3:30am: Meet at airport
  • 5:30am: Flight departs MSP; one hour layover; arrive Guatemala at 12:00pm
  • 1:00pm:  Quick lunch at McDonalds or Subway
  • 1:30pm:  Depart by minibus to Coban (approx. 5 hour drive)
  • 6:30pm:  Arrive at Monastery, move into rooms
  • 7:00pm:  Dinner with monks
  • 8:00pm:  Relax, head to bed

DAY TWO, THREE and FOUR

  • 6:00am:  Morning Prayer with the monks (optional)
  • 7:00am:  Breakfast
  • 7:30am: Morning meeting and prepare for the day
  • 8:30am: Daily Group Activity (deliver water filters, mass in an aldea, etc.)
  • 2:30pm:  Return to monastery – optional afternoon activities (Shopping in the market, tour the Cathedral, coffee plantation tour, visit/swim at a waterfall, mountain hike, relax at the monastery etc.) 
  • 6:00pm:  Mass at the monastery (optional)
  • 6:45pm:  Dinner with the monks
  • 7:45pm:  Evening small group discussion with fellow pilgrims
  • 8:30pm:  Evening relax time and bed

DAY FIVE

  • 6:00am:  optional morning prayer with the monks
  • 7:00am:  Breakfast
  • 8:00am:  Depart for Antigua
  • 3:00pm:  Arrive Antigua and check into hotel
  • 4:00pm:  Explore Antigua based on individual interests – shopping, restaurants, wine bars, etc.
DAY SIX:  A Day in Antigua

Group will split up and decide activities based on individual interests: shopping, tour of the city, cathedral tours, hike a volcano, etc.

  • 5:00pm:  Group hike to the Cross on the Hill
  • 7:00pm:  Group dinner

DAY SEVEN: Travel Home

  • 7:00am Breakfast
  • 8:00am:  Depart for airport
  • 10:00pm:  Arrive in Minneapolis

More information, photos, blogs and videos available at   www.stpatrick-edina.org/young-adult-ministries