About Us

Callahan family
Dan Callahan, Director

Dan has been providing true Catholic pilgrimages since 1995. He and his wife Rita are active members of Holy Spirit parish in Annandale and are the proud parents of 14 children and 3 grandchildren.

Pilgrimages to Europe, Canada, Mexico and within the US

JMJ Tours has been conducting Catholic pilgrimages to Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Holy Land and within the United States for the priests and parishioners of the Arlington diocese since 1995.

We have taken groups/priests/parishes from our own Diocese of Arlington, VA as well as the priests / groups from the Archdiocese of New York, Chicago and Washington,  Diocese of Arlington Youth Ministry, school groups (Heights, Oakcrest, Holy Family) and organizations (Reston Study Center, Institute of Catholic Culture) on pilgrimages. We offer an extensive line of pilgrimages from day trips to Philadelphia, overnight trips to New York, three and four night trips to Quebec and Mexico and week and longer trips to Rome, Ireland, France, Spain, Austria and other destinations in Europe. We also specialize in pilgrimages to the Holy Land.

Our trips are customized to meet the needs of our priest spiritual directors and we take care of all the details – everything from planning and promoting the pilgrimage, to the flights, lodging, ground transportation, meals, guides, churches for Mass, event reservations and all that is necessary to make a pilgrimage a success for all those who participate.

Whether it’s the footsteps of Our Lord in the Holy Land, the footsteps of St. Paul in Greece and Rome, the footsteps of John Paul II in Poland and Rome or the footsteps of Junipero Serra and the Franciscans who founded the California Missions, we can put together the ideal pilgrimage for any priest and a JMJ staff member will go with you on the pilgrimage to ensure that everything will go according to plan.

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Priests that have traveled with JMJ Tours

  • Rev. Brian G. Bashista (WYD 2005)
  • Rev. Elias (Matthew) Carr (Austria/Hungary & New York)
  • Rev. Joseph J. Clark (Quebec, Canada)
  • Rev. John C. DeCelles (Quebec, Canada)
  • Rev. Francis M. DeRosa (Quebec, Canada)

  • Rev. Frederick H. Edlefsen (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Rev. Jerome W. Fasano (Quebec, Canada, New York & Mexico City)
  • Rev. Daniel N. Gee (Costa Rica)
  • Rev. James R. Gould (Rome)
  • Rev. Andrew J. Heintz (WYD 2005)

  • Rev. Edward C. Hathaway (Quebec, Canada and Spain and Lourdes)
  • Rev. Edward R. Horkan (Rome)
  • Rev. Dennis W. Kleinmann (Quebec, Canada, Mexico City, Philadelphia, Poland/Rome)
  • Rev. Bjorn C. Lundberg (WYD 2005)
  • Rev. James G. Mercer (Rome, Philadelphia)

  • Rev. John P. Peterson (WYD 2005)
  • Rev. Mark A. Pilon (Fatima and Spain)
  • Rev. Jerry J. Pokorsky (Quebec, Canada)
  • Rev. Christopher J. Pollard (Rome and Quebec, Canada)
  • Rev. Robert J. Rippy (Ireland)

  • Rev. David M. Sharland (WYD 2005)
  • Rev. Charles C. Smith (WYD 2005)
  • Rev. Daniel S. Spychala (Ireland)
  • Rev. Michael G. Taylor (WYD 2002)
  • Rev. John A. Ziegler (Quebec, Canada)
    Father David Centiner (OCD)

Organizations that have been involved with JMJ Tours

  • Institute of Catholic Culture
  • Holy Spirit Women’s Council

  • The Heights School
  • The Diocese of Arlington

  • The Catholic Daughters of America
  • Oakcrest School

  • Reston Study Center

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Holy Land February 11-20, 2018

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