Opening hours of the sanctuary:
8.00 - 17.00 (continuous)
Holy Masses can be celebrated at St. Peter’s Memorial by prior arrangement with the CIC. Those who wish may also use the open area with benches on the lakefront.
Feasts and celebrations:
Solemnity of St. Peter
Pilgrimage during the Octave of Pentecost
Pilgrimage during the Octave of Corpus Christi
Reservations for Masses for priests and Catholic groups, certificates for pilgrimages in the Holy Land:
CIC - Christian Information Centre
(inside Jaffa Gate, opposite the Citadel)
tel: +972 2 6272697
tel: +972 2 6272692
Convento della Promessa Eucaristica
Minzar Terra Santa, P.O.B. 2257, 14122 Tiberias
Tel: +972. 04 / 672.10.59 (Convent)
+972. 04 / 679.20.64 (Nunnery)
Fax: +972. 04 / 671.59.06
How to get to Capernaum:
Capernaum is located on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee along road 87.
From Tiberias, there are numerous public buses going to the north; it is possible to get off at the Kfar Nahum Junction stop and continue on foot along the pedestrian walkway towards Capernaum (distance: 3.2 km).
Along the road are the sanctuaries of the Church of the Multiplication and the Church of the Primacy of Peter.
Jesus Trail: http://jesustrail.com/
For those who wish to arrive to Capernaum on foot, a 65 km hiking trail has recently been opened from Nazareth which passes by the most important religious and historical sites
in this part of Galilee.
In the Sea of Galilee region, Franciscan hospitality is available in Tiberias at the Casa Nova, on the Mount of Beatitudes, and in Tabgha at the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
“Mount Beatitudes Hospice”
South Golan 12365, Israel Tel: +972-4-6726712 Fax: +972-4-6726735