California Mission Pilgrimage

February 24, 2016 by  
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You’re invited! Join me on a grace-filled Catholic pilgrimage to the historic California Missions, this October 2-9. We’ll journey in the footsteps of Saint Junipero Serra. Most Rev. James Wall, Bishop of Gallup, NM, will be our chaplain for this trip, and I’ll be giving special presentations on the life of Saint Junipero, the history of the California Missions, and the miraculous apparition of Our Lady of Guadelupe.

Come and enjoy a peaceful, relaxing, thoroughly Catholic, educational, and spiritually energizing exploration of the very foundations of the our Faith in Old California.

Travel Package includes:

† Pilgrimage Chaplain with Daily Mass and Devotions offered along the pilgrimage route
† Roundtrip Airfare from most Major USA cities (incl. airport taxes, subject to change)
† Hotel accommodations 4 star for 7 nights (such as the Hampton Inn by Hilton or similar)
† Breakfast & dinner daily – 16 meals † Professional English Speaking Tour Escort & local Guides
† Daily sightseeing as per itinerary † Deluxe motor coach transportation
† Entrance fees per itinerary † Service charges, gratuities, and luggage handling



An update on California’s severe real-estate woes

March 28, 2011 by  
Filed under Patrick's Blog

I was born in Southern California and lived most of my life there. And because California is in many ways still “home” to me, as well as the fact that so many dear friends and family members still live there, it’s hard to watch what’s happening to that once great state. The real estate implosion is eviscerating everything. Looking back on my our decision to move from San Diego to Central Ohio back in 1997, it’s clear that my wife and I providentially avoided a great deal of economic pain that our friends and family who still live there have endured. I hope things can get back on track again soon. But based on this grim report, I just don’t know if that’s in the cards.