Israel Radio consecrated a few minutes to the canonization of Mother Theresa on Sunday, September 4, 2016. Brother Yohanan taped the conversation with Father David.

Every year, the bishops and priests in the Holy Land gather for days of prayer in Arabic. This year these days took place from July 4 to 8, 2016, directed by Father Rafic, responsible for the Jerusalem kehilla.

On Saturday, April 30, 2016, about forty members of the various Hebrew speaking Catholic kehillot in Israel gathered in Jaffa for a study day on Nostra Aetate.

Brother Yohanan Elihai, whose 90th birthday was celebrated on the day of the kehillot on April 24, 2016, made a list of all the countries of origin represented at the celebration. We publish here his list of 36 countries as a sign of the diversity brought together in our kehillot.

On Holy Tuesday, March 22, 2016, Benedetto, seminarian in the Saint James Vicariate, received the degrees of lector and acolyte.

March 21, 1956 was a foundational day for what became the Hebrew speaking Catholic communities in Israel.

On Friday, February 5, 2016, and Saturday, February 6, 2016, the musicians of the kehillot met together on Mount Tabor.

The Christian Media Center in Jerusalem produced a news clip on the celebration of 60 years since the founding of the first kehilla, held on September 26, 2015.

On Saturday, September 26, 2015, more than six hundred people gathered at the Church of Our Lady Ark of the Covenant in Kiryat Yearim to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the Work of Saint James.

The Christian Media Center in Jerusalem produced a short news item highlighting the sixty year celebration of the founding of the Work of Saint James.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Holy See Secretary of State, wrote a letter informing the Patriarchal Vicar, priests and faithful of the Saint James Vicariate for Hebrew Speaking Catholics in Israel that Pope Francis imparts his Apostolic Blessing.

Each year, at the end of June, the parishes throughout the world take up a special collection to send to the Holy Father for the needs of the Church in the world.

Father David tells about a miracle that occurred at the Vicariate on Monday, June 15, 2015.

On the eve of Pentecost, Saturday, May 23, 2015, the faithful gathered in the chapel of Saints Simeon and Anne House in Jerusalem for a vigil prayer in preparation for Pentecost.

On Sunday, May 17, 2015, Father Rafic and seminarian Benny participated in a special prayer for peace with the Zion community to mark Jerusalem Day.

Throughout the night of Saturday May 16 and 17, 2015, faithful gathered at the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary in Mamila, Jerusalem, in order to pray the rosary. Among them were also faithful from the Saint James Vicariate for Hebrew Speaking Catholics in Israel.

We wish all the members of the kehilla, all our friends in Israel and abroad and all Christians everywhere a blessed and joy-filled Easter. He is indeed Risen.

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We would like to wish all our friends and families a very Blessed Passover.

Let there be no more slavery and may all live in the freedom that God seeks for God's children.

On Sunday night, March 29, 2015, a special concert took place at the Jerusalem Theatre with the participation of two members of the kehillot.

This year, the community of the Saint James Vicariate for Hebrew Speaking Catholics is made up of ten people who live together and pray together.