On the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day, Sunday, April 27, 2014, the kehillot united their prayers with the people of Israel in memory of the six million Jews murdered during the Shoah.

On Friday and Saturday, January 30 and 31, 2015, musicians from the different kehillot gathered for a time of prayer and work together in order to improve the musical accompaniment and singing in our kehillot and to deepen the understanding between music and prayer.

On December 31, 2014, eve of the Feast of the Circumcision of Jesus, of the World Day of Peace and of the Feast of the Maternity of Mary, the Saint James Vicariate hosted a prayer vigil in the Saints Simeon and Anne House in Jerusalem.


We wish all the members of our communities, all our friends and all our benefactors a blessed Christmas. May the Prince of Peace bring the gift of peace to this land and to all lands.

On the occasion of the World Day for Human Rights, which falls on December 10, Father David Neuhaus, Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Hebrew Speaking and migrant Catholics in Israel, was invited to speak at the Reform synagogue in Beit Daniel in Tel Aviv.

A new book has been published in French which presents Jewish, Christian and Muslim perspectives on the Holy Land.

Father Gregor (Grzegorz) Pawlowski, retired priest of the Saint James Vicariate in Israel has just published two more books.

On Tuesday, November 4, 2014, the Saint James Vicariate celebrated the investiture of Benedetto Di Bitonto.

The Hebrew speaking Catholic communities in Israel and the Saint James Vicariate wish all members and friends, in the State of Israel and all over the world, a sweet and happy new year. May the coming year be a year of peace, of justice, of good health, of serenity, of prosperity of joy, of faith and grace… May this be His will!

Father David Neuhaus SJ, Patriarchal Vicar for Hebrew Speaking Catholics and Coordinator for the Pastoral among Migrants, was invited to preside at the first day of the Novena of Our Lady of Knock in Ireland.

Continuing violence in the region has led many summer plans to be changed and that is the case in the Saint James Vicariate for Hebrew Speaking Catholics too.

On Wednesday, July 16, 2014, Sister Marie-Esther, Carmelite nun in Nazareth died at an advanced age.

Eran sent us a report on the days Friday and Saturday (May 2 and 3), during which the musicians of the kehillot gathered in Casa Nova in Tiberias for two days of common work, study and prayer.

Holy Week Schedule 2014 - Prayers in Hebrew and in Russian

Here is the schedule of masses at Christmas in the Saint James Vicariate for Hebrew Speaking Catholics in Israel:

The Hebrew speaking Catholic Vicariate in Israel wishes all members, family, friends and Christians all over the world a very Merry Christmas.

The priests of the Hebrew speaking Catholic Vicariate in Israel met on Friday, May 21, 2010, at Latroun.

 Many Jews spend the entire night of Shavuot in study and this is traditionally called "Tikkun Layl Shavuot".

  Roman Kaminski will be ordained deacon on Saturday, December 27, 2008 at 15.30 by His Beatitude Mgr. Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem. The ordination will take place in Saint Savior's Church (belonging to the Franciscans), next to New Gate, in the Old City of Jerusalem.

The Hebrew speaking Vicariate in Israel wishes a blessed and happy New Year to all our Jewish friends and family and to all who celebrate the beginning of a new year - 5769. May the new year be filled with every blessing, especially the blessings of peace, health and happiness.