Father Roman sent a very moving video, showing an Egyptian Coptic widow, whose husband, Nassim Fahim, a security officer in the Cathedral in Alexandria, was murdered during Holy Week by terrorists.

On the eve of Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Memorial Day), on Sunday April 23, 2017, the Jerusalem kehilla prayed for the victims, their families and the Jewish people as well as for the Armenian people.

On Saturday, April 22, 2017, a first mass was celebrated for the Malayalam speaking Indian Catholics in the Anglican church of Saint Savior in Acre.

Benny, seminarian in the Vicariate, writes to us about the design of a new flag for Desert Flower.

Father Piotr, a member of the prison chaplaincy team, describes the Easter celebration in the prisons in Beer Sheba.

Elena, from the Tiberias kehilla, tells of a trip after Easter in the Galilee.

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, President of Israel Reuven Rivlin paid a visit to the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem in order to wish the Christian community Happy Easter.

All across the face of the country, the migrants, workers and asylum seekers, gathered to celebrate Holy Week and Easter with the priests and sisters who are charged with their spiritual care:

Benedetto, seminarian in the Saint James Vicariate, prepared a model of the empty tomb that he placed at the foot of the altar (the table of the Lord) in the kehilla house in Jerusalem. He explains its significance.

On Sunday, April 16, 2017, about 400 members of the different Hebrew speaking Catholic kehillot in Israel gathered at the Church of Our Lady Ark of the Covenant in Kiryat Yearim for a community day.

Father Piotr, responsible for the Beer Sheba kehilla, reports on an important but sad event in the life of the kehilla.

Father David Neuhaus, Latin Patriarchal Vicar and Coordinator of the Pastoral Among Migrants, sent a message for Holy Week and Easter to the members of the team:

Many of those from the migrant communities must celebrate Palm Sunday on Saturday because of their work on Sunday and so Saturday, April 8, 2017, was a day of procession and celebration too.

Sister Myriam Selz, who spent many years in Jerusalem at the service of the Hebrew speaking Catholic communities, has published an autobiographical book of interviews in French.

Daniel reports on the two days that the members of the youth group Desert Flower spent in Deir Rafat in order to prepare for Easter on Thursday and Friday, April 6 and 7, 2017.

From Tuesday, April 4 until Thursday, April 6, 2017, 90 members of the Hebrew speaking kehillot in Israel participated in a camp at the shrine at Deir Rafat.

On Saturday, April 1, 2017, members of the Beer Sheba kehilla prayed along the Via Dolorosa. Father Piotr, the parish priest, reports.

Yossi, from the Jaffa kehilla, reports on a retreat day that took place in the Jaffa kehilla to mark Lent and to prepare for Easter, on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

Father Rafic reports on a mass that was celebrated at the place of the crucifixion for the members of the Jerusalem kehilla on Friday, March 31, 2017.

The priests of the Saint James Vicariate for Hebrew speaking Catholics in Israel met on Friday, March 31, 2017 at the Saints Simeon and Anne House in Jerusalem and Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa attended their meeting.