We will have olive wood carvings available to purchase after all Masses this weekend. The proceeds support Christian Catholic families in the Holy Land since it is the major source of income for them there. Our friend Jiryis obtains his wares from more than 80 families in Bethlehem. There are very beautiful and unique items available - nativities, crucifixes, rosaries, and statues.
The Christian population of the Holy Land has dropped from 22% to less than 2% in the past two decades. This is a way to support those who remain.
Thank you for your help. Jiryis