This Pilgrims of Faith Marian Center (PFMC) Pilgrimage to the Medjugorje in Bosnia-Herzegovina (08PPM05) is being organized by Kristen Shea, 206 Tours, 333 Marcus Boulevard, Hauppauge, NY 11788 with Kathleen and Keith Werner as Pilgrimage Coordinators and Father John Tino as Spiritual Director.
An information packet with reservation forms for 08PPM05 was prepared by the PFMC and is available from the PFMC. However, the controlling information is posted on the Internet web pages maintained by Kristen Shea, 206 Tours particularly the terms and conditions and methods of payment. Call 1-800-206 TOUR (8687) for more information.
Information packets are available for distribution to prayer groups, etc. please call (856) 768-9228 and let us know how many you need.
Presentations on this pilgrimage and any others you might be interested in are also available. Ask your pastor if we can visit your parish and speak about this pilgrimage and other PFMC programs.
All PFMC groups that fly to near their destinations leave from either Philadelphia or Newark unless that is impossible then from JFK.
Every pilgrimage is planned to have a priest spiritual director assigned and offers a full daily spiritual program. A pilgrimage coordinator, usually a volunteer at the PFMC. trained in pilgrimages, rooming lists, and pilgrim needs, etc. will accompany each pilgrimage allowing the priest spiritual director pay attention to the spiritual needs of the group.
We have travel insurance with many options, including medical, available for all pilgrimages. We always recommend that pilgrims carry travel insurance and if a medical problem exists that the PFMC coordinator be made fully aware of that problem in advance and that all medical options in the travel insurance be considered.
A full time English speaking escort or guide will accompany us. Land transportation is in comfortable air-conditioned motor coaches. Unless otherwise noted, breakfast and supper is included so that pilgrims do not have to worry about finding reasonably priced and nutritious meals. Mid-day snacks or meals such as lunch are not included. Stops are made for rest and relaxation at places where snacks or meals are available. Many pilgrims choose to fast from breakfast until supper.
We hope that you will review the above pilgrimage destinations, dates, itineraries, and, especially, our very competitive package costs. We will be using regularly scheduled airlines. The only catch is that you are asked to sign up no later than 45 days ahead. Click on the underlined links where available to view a more detailed information sheet and registration form.
Airlines try to recoup their seats at 60 days and ask for advance payments on all named pilgrims. We indicate that full payment is due at the 60 day point in order to cover these payments to the airlines and the travel agents who are booking the hotels. The agents, airlines, and hotel managers become very aggressive about the advance payments at 45 days. Seats and rooms without names generally have to be surrendered. Reservations after 45 days will be taken with full payment and attempts will be made to find seats and rooms with the pilgrimage group. It is very important that pilgrims sign up as soon as the spark of your prayer leads you to go on a specific pilgrimage. Only the deposit, usually $500, is needed prior to 60 days before the departure date. Travel or pilgrimage interruption insurance will greatly assist in recovering costs if there is a problem that arises after initial sign-up. Click on underlined links where available to view a more detailed information sheet and registration form.