What's Included?
Your pilgrimage fee includes: 
  -Your round trip flight from Columbus, Ohio to Rome Italy. 
  -Round trip airport shuttle in Italy.
  -Breakfast every morning.
  -Mass in Italian everyday.
  -Metro and Bus Pass for all of Rome for your entire stay.
  -Round trip train tickets for day trip to Assisi.
  -Tickets to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.
  -Scavi Tour (pending reservations)
  -Guiding by Mike Denz to some of the best basilicas,
    churches and historic sites in Rome and Assisi.
  -There are no other hidden taxes or fees.  

You are responsible for: 
  -All other meals besides breakfast.
  -Entrance fees to additional places not mentioned
    above, which are optional.

​Lodging is at a religious 
guesthouse, my favorite
place to stay.  It is 
located just a seven 
minute walk from the 
Vatican.  Click the
picture to the right 
for details.

View of St. Peter's Basilica
from guesthouse window.

Contact Mike today with any questions you have, romepilgrimage@gmail.com. 
St. Catharine Parish
Columbus, Ohio
Rome & Assisi
Lenten Pilgrimage
with Mike Denz        March 4-12, 2022
Only $4950 per couple          or Just $2650 per person
double occupancy                                                                                          single occupancy

St. Peter's Basilica
I Love taking people to Italy
St. Gemma's Catholic Pilgrimages is a small business Sue and I started in 2013.  We wanted to create an experience so parishes and Catholic high schools could get a truly Catholic pilgrimage, not just a guided tour.  I have guided groups of pilgrims throughout Rome and Assisi dozens of times.  

Ever since we came to Columbus I've wanted to take a small group (there are only 20 spots available) of St. Catharine parishioners to Italy and personally share some of my favorite churches, basilicas, sites and restaurants in Rome and Assisi.  By doing it next March there is the added bonus of going during the holy season of Lent.  

In the many churches we will visit we will find the tombs of Catholic saints, including... Sts. Peter, Paul, Catherine of Siena, Pius X, John XXIII, John Paul II, Francis, Clare and many more!  As well, we will be present at a Wednesday audience with the pope!

I worked to make the price of this pilgrimage very affordable.  The registration deadline is October 30, 2021.  A $300 deposit is due upon registration so I can finalize some necessary arrangements.  The balance is due on January 15, 2022.

Please email me at romepilgirmage@gmail.com with any questions you have.  You can register by clicking the blue link above.   You will also find the information contained in the links below helpful.

We will have a meeting in February to answer questions and help prepare you for the pilgrimage.

I hope you're able to join us in Italy!

God bless,
Mike Denz

Our Itinerary
March 4 – Friday - Saturday - Fly to Rome
March 5 - Saturday - Arrive in Rome -  visit St. Peter's
                  Square & surrounding area.
March 6 - Sunday - Angelus with Pope, visit St. Mary
                  Major & St. Paul's Basilica.
March 7 - Monday - Trip to Assisi.
March 8 - Tuesday - Visit St. Peter's Basilica & St. Mary
                  in Vallicella and more.
March 9 - Wednesday - See Pope at Papal Audience.
                  Visit Colosseum, Roman Forum & the Gesu.
March 10 - Thursday - Visit St. John Lateran, the Holy
                  Steps, Holy Cross.
March 11 - Friday - visti Vatican Museums, Sistine
                  Chapel & churches in Trastevere.
March 12 - Saturday - Fly Home
                             *Exact days and times of events are subject to change
          The Sistine Chapel             View from Dome of St. Peters            The Colosseum        Tomb of St. Catherine of Siena
Just some of what we will see...