Through rain and shine, the workmen have been out preparing the ground for the arrival of the Pope at the site where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount.
Overnight, hundreds of pilgrims camped out on the nearby shores of the Sea of Galilee in preparation for the Mass.
For the Pope, the event will be the fulfilment of a long cherished dream.
"This visit, to him, of course is first and foremost a personal pilgrimage," says Rabbi David Rosen, president of the International Council for Christians and Jews.
"But it's also an opportunity for him to present and to put his church out there, as it were, as the moral and spiritual force that he wants it to be," he says.
So far, the Pope's trip here has been dominated by the intense politics of the region and by tales of enormous suffering.
At Yad Vashem, the holocaust museum, the Pope heard letters written by Jews who later perished in the genocide and he was visibly moved.