On Saturday, September 23, 2017, Father Rafic, coordinator for the Pastoral among Migrants, celebrated mass for the Sri Lankan community in Our Lady Woman of Valor Pastoral Center.

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On Saturday, September 23, the Catholic Sri Lankans living in Tel Aviv gathered for mass in the Our Lady Woman of Valor Pastoral Center in south Tel Aviv, as they regularly do on every fourth Saturday of the month. This time they invited Father Rafic, the new coordinator for the Pastoral among Migrants and Asylum Seekers in Israel, so that he would celebrate the mass for them and have a time to meet them. Even though the Sri Lankan Catholic community in Tel Aviv is small, the average age is relatively young. This is an opportunity to pray for this community which does not have priest of its own and therefore must invite different priests to officiate at their prayers. May the Lord allow this community to grow in number and in strength!