On Thursday, June 25, 2009, Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal, ordained three new priests. The ordination took place in the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Tila' Ali neighborhood in Amman, Jordan.


The three new priests are Father Wissam Masadeh, Father Issa Hijazeen and Father Ala Msharbash, three Jordanians who studied in the seminary in Beit Jala.

The members of the Hebrew speaking communities remember Father Wissam in a special way. He read the Gospel in Hebrew at the ordination of Father Roman in Abu Ghosh.

We rejoice together with all the Church in the Holy Land and congratulate the three new priests with the blessing: "Mazal tov!" May God send many more young people willing to serve the Church with dedication and in holiness.