Those who have visited the House of Saints Simeon and Anne in Jerusalem, seat of the Saint James Vicariate and the Jerusalem kehilla, in the past months will have noticed a big change. The house is full of children.

From Sunday, December 21 until Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 55 members of the kehillot spent three days in Deir Rafat to prepare for Christmas.

On Saturday, December 6, 2014, a mass for children was celebrated in the Jerusalem kehilla, Father Rafic reports.

The Coordination for the Pastoral among Migrants and the Saint James Vicariate have begun to collaborate with Unitaf, an NGO that is concerned about migrant infants.

On Saturday, November 1, 2014, the Feast of All Saints, 12 children from the Filipino community in Jerusalem received first communion. Father Rafic reports:

On Saturday, September 6, 2014, the new year for catechism began on Our Lady Woman of Valor Pastoral Center in south Tel Aviv.

Despite the Gaza War, a group of about 40 Hebrew speaking migrant children enjoyed a summer camp full of fun, joy and faith.

After having held summer camps in the local kehillot because of the war in Gaza, the decision was made to hold the second camp as usual at Deir Rafat from July 28 to August 1, 2014.

Due to the cancellation of the annual traditional summer camp in Beit Shemesh, Father Pior, responsible for the Jerusalem kehilla, invited twenty five of the children from the Jerusalem kehilla to an improvised camp in the Jerusalem kehilla.

Father Roman gathered together the children of his community and organized for them an improvised summer camp instead of the traditional summer camp in Beit Shemesh which was cancelled because of the situation in the country.

Due to the security situation in Israel, the planned traditional summer camp for children did not take place but instead an improvised summer camp did take place for the children from the Jaffa kehilla from July 23 to 25, 2014. Kirill reports:

Father Roman, responsible for the Haifa kehilla, reports.

On Saturday, June 14, 2014, the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity, 67 children received first communion in the Our Lady Woman of Valor Center in south Tel Aviv.

On Saturday, June 7, 2014, at the first mass for the Feast of Pentecost at Our Lady Woman of Valor in south Tel Aviv, 31 people received the sacrament of confirmation.

Four children from the Hebrew speaking Catholic communities in Israel will assist the Holy Father in the wreath laying ceremonies at Mount Herzl and Yad VaShem on Monday, May 26, 2014.

In collaboration with the Israel Association for Multiple Sclerosis, the Saint James Vicariate for Hebrew Speaking Catholics in Israel is happy to announce the publication of a new children’s book, “The Story of Jesus” in Hebrew.

For three days, from Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, until Easter Tuesday, April 22, 2014, the children of our Hebrew speaking Catholic communities gathered in the Beit Jemal monastery for three days consecrated to Easter.

On Saturday, January 18, 2014, the regular mass for children was celebrated in the Jerusalem kehilla. Father Piotr reports:

On Thursday, December 5, 2013, 64 children from the Filipino community in south Tel Aviv participated in a day long camp on the last day of their Hannuka school holiday in order to prepare for Christmas.

From Monday, December 2 until Wednesday, December 4, 2013, a camp for Hebrew speaking Catholic children in Israel took place at Deir Rafat, near Beit Shemesh.