This year, Christmas was celebrated with great joy in all the Hebrew speaking parishes in Israel. We have gathered together the different reports here:

On Monday, December 21, 2015, tens of Arab Christians, who live in Beer Sheba, gathered in the house of the kehilla for a mass in Arabic and a Christmas party.

Father Piotr, responsible for the Beer Sheba kehilla, reports on a visit of Jewish and Arab school children to the Beer Sheba kehilla on Sunday, December 20, 2015.

Father Rafic, in charge of the Jeusalem kehilla, reports on a retreat day that took place on Saturday, December 19, 2015.

Father Rafic reports on a mass of the Jerusalem kehilla in the Monastery of Saint John of the Desert on Friday, December 11, 2015.

Sinead from the Tiberias kehilla reports on a community celebration on Saturday, December 5, 2015.

On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, the Jerusalem kehilla welcomed the Little Sisters and Little Brothers of Jesus who celebrated the feast of their founder, Charles de Foucauld.

Father Roman, responsible for the Haifa kehilla, reports on the party to celebrate Stella’s 90th birthday.

Father Rafic, responsible for the Jerusalem kehilla, reports on the trip during which the Jerusalem kehilla visited the kehilla in Haifa on Saturday, November 28, 2015.

On November 29, 2015, Stella, a pillar of the Haifa kehilla and a vibrant presence in the life of the kehillot since the end of the 1960s, celebrates her 90th birthday.

In the month of November, Christians visit the cemeteries and pray for their loved ones who have died. Father Roman reports from Haifa.

Following the hideous attacks yesterday in Paris, some French young people, staying in Jerusalem for various reasons, asked Father Rafic, responsible for the Jerusalem kehilla, to organize a prayer vigil in the Vicariate. Benedetto reports:

Father Roman, responsible for the Haifa kehilla, reports on a celebration in the Haifa kehilla on Saturday evening, October 31, 2015.

Father Rafic, responsible for the Jerusalem kehilla, reports that on Sunday, November 8, 2015, some members of the Jerusalem kehila prayed with the Syrian Catholics.

Father Piotr, parish priest in Beer Sheba, reports on a new initiative in the capital of the Negev.

Eran reports on a trip of the Haifa kehilla that took place on Saturday, September 19, 2015.

The first day of prayer for the care of the creation was marked in the Jerusalem kehilla on September 1, 2015, in communion with the Universal Church.

Father Roman reports on a special visit that took place on Saturday, July 11, 2015, in the home of the Haifa kehilla.

A beautiful tradition is that a new priest celebrates first masses in order to thank the Lord for the grace of ordination. Father Alberto Pari OFM, who was ordained on June 29, 2015, celebrated first masses in the Jaffa kehilla on Saturday, July 4, 2015 and in the Jerusalem kehilla on Sunday; July 5, 2015.

On Saturday, June 27, 2015, the kehilla of Tiberias celebrated the first communion of Charbel.