On Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 12, 2015, families, representing the Hebrew speaking Catholic communities in Israel, met in Tiberias to continue their study and prayer together.

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25 families gathered at Casa Nova in Tiberias, alongside the Saint Peter parish church. Here they were once again warmly welcomed by the community that animates the place, Koinonia John the Baptist.

On Friday afternoon, Father David introduced the program to the participants and they introduced themselves to each other and caught up on recent news. After dinner, the families gathered for a fun evening in the form of a quiz focused on Advent.

The following day, the discussions began in earnest. While Kirill and Sinead took care of the children, the parents convened with Father David and Father Apolinary. The day was broken up into four sessions. The first session was on the Year of Mercy. The second was on the question of whether there is a need for a Hebrew language Catholic school. After lunch, the third session focused on the new prayer book and how to use it. The fourth and final session focused on the meeting of the Central Committee in January and the question: “Who are we today?”

The weekend ended with a festive mass on the occasion of the tenth Sunday of Advent.