The priests of the Saint James Vicariate for Hebrew speaking Catholics in Israel met on Friday, February 3, 2017 at the Saints Simeon and Anne House in Jerusalem.
On this day, the Church celebrates the Feast of Saints Simeon and Anne. Present at the meeting were all twelve of the Vicariate priests, including the priests responsible for the communities in Jerusalem, Jaffa, Haifa, Nazareth, Tiberias and Beer Sheba, and both priests working with the Russian-speaking communities.
The meeting began with a time to share on the Gospel of the fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time. This was followed by news from the different communities.
In addition the following subjects were also discussed:
- the annual financial report
- the preparation of Old Testament readings for Easter time
- the youth group
- the publication of the new song book and the work on the liturgical texts
- relations with other Christian groups
The meeting concluded with lunch together.