Black Catholic Ministry


Journey of Faith to the Holy Land

October 21-November 1, 2019

Please join us on A JOURNEY OF FAITH TO THE HOLY LAND (Benefiting the Cause for Canonization of Sister Thea Bowman, FSPA (1937-1990) October 21-November 1, 2019. Come join us as the Bible comes alive and the Spirituals and Hymns are sung in the Holy Land! Mrs. Veronica Downs-Dorsey will be our song-leader. She was Sister Thea’s musician as she traveled the country. There will be biblically informative tours and spiritually enriching worship experiences at the places where Jesus walked. Before leaving the Holy Land we will have an anticipated Mass for All Saints at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the place of Jesus’ resurrection. During Mass we will call out the names of our ancestors who have passed on.

We will have four-five star hotel accommodations, English speaking tour guides with individual headsets for the tours, air-conditioned coach buses, breakfast and dinners for most days, airfare and all gratuities are included in the price of the trip. The price quoted is $4,795 per person in a double room from New Orleans and St. Louis. We depart from the United States from the Newark International airport; so expect the New York area tour package to be less expensive.

I hope you can join us for this memorable, spiritually enriching tour as well as assist with funds necessary as we open Sister Thea’s Cause for Canonization!

For more information and to register for the Holy Land Tour, please contact:

Tracy Singer – Operations Manager
Ya’lla Tours USA Inc.
4711 SW Huber St. Ste 1
Portland, OR 97219

Phone: (503) 977-3758 X 106
Toll free: (800) 644-1595 X 106
Fax: (503) 977-3765

Please make your deposit as soon as possible.  The final payment isn’t due until July 24, 2019.


“I have the strength for everything through Him who empowers me.” – Philippians 4:13

Black Catholic Ministry in the Diocese of Owensboro is dedicated to serving the needs of black Catholics throughout western Kentucky. This includes college scholarship opportunities for African Americans.