Father Rafic reports on the farewell to Claudia at the Jerusalem kehilla on Sunday, August 27, 2017.

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Thursday afternoon, at the Saint Rachel Center, the children, parents as well as the team of counselors and assistants bade farewell to Claudia Graziano before her return to Italy. On Sunday evening, it was the turn of the parish, the Jerusalem kehilla. Within the framework of the Sunday mass, the Jerusalem kehilla prayed for her and held a little celebration in order to express gratitude not only for her devoted service with the children but also for all that she contributed to the parish community by her presence. In particular, she was a member of the parish council of the Jerusalem kehilla for four years, being a source of inspiration and helping generously with all the material aspects of parish life.

At the end of the mass, the children of the Saint Rachel Center, gathered around Claudia and prayed for her together with the whole assembly. The parents of the children expressed their gratitude by preparing an abundant meal at the end of mass.