Religious goods available for purchase in the Parish Hall (before and after all of the Masses)
The Christian population in the Holy Land is dropping at an alarming rate. Forty years ago we were more than 18%. Today we are less than 2%. Our future is uncertain.
The most important source of income for these Christians has traditionally been the sale of olive wood handicrafts to pilgrims and tourists. This has been since the time of the Crusades. But that income has all but dried up in recent years as a result of political unrest in the region, with grave implications for the Christian families.
Please shop and support these crafters. Bring your Christmas list!