Father Roshan Perera, a Sinhala speaking priest from Sri Lanka, came this year to Jerusalem to celebrate Christmas for the Sinhala speaking faithful in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, Beer Sheba and Netanya. On December 31, 2016, he celebrated mass at Notre Dame Center in Jerusalem and a festive celebration followed.

Christmas was celebrated with great solemnity and joy in the Our Lady Woman of Valor Pastoral Center in south Tel Aviv.

Father David Neuhaus, Latin Patriarchal Vicar, addressed the following message to the Coordination for the Pastoral Among Migrants on the occasion of Christmas.

Father Bienvenido Baisas OFM, chaplain to the Holy Family Filipino Community in Nazareth, sent a report on the community’s fifth anniversary celebration on Saturday, December 17, 2016.

On Monday, December 19, 2016, more than twenty of the chaplains from the CPAM gathered for a day of recollection in Jerusalem.

Esti, coordinator of the Jerusalem Good Shepherd Filipino Community reports on the first Christmas novena mass celebrated on Thursday, December 15, 2016.

Father Bienvenido reports on the Advent retreat of the Holy Family Filipino Community in Nazareth (HFFCN) that was held on December 10 and 11, 2016 in Bethlehem.

On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, nine members of the Prison Chaplaincy team paid a visit to Archbishop Pizzaballa.

The Indian Chaplaincy organized a pilgrim procession from Jerusalem to Bethlehem on Saturday, December 10, 2016.

Joy Naag, a 17 year old Israeli born daughter of migrant workers from the Philippines, sings on the Israeli music program, The Voice.

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, members of the Coordination of the Pastoral Among Migrants met at the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem to discuss the Church’s work with the migrants and asylum seekers and to meet with Archbishop Pizzaballa for the first time.

At all the Sunday masses at Our Lady Woman of Valor in south Tel Aviv, an Advent wreath was inaugurated on the weekend of November 25-27, 2016. Sister Regina reports:

Father Bienvenido, chaplain of the Holy Family Filipino community in Nazareth and Afula, reports on a pilgrimage and the participation in the Feast of Christ the King in Tabgha on Sunday, November 20, 2016.

Father Bienvenido, chaplain for the Filipino community of the Holy Family in Nazareth and Afula reports on the last mass for this year in Afula on November 19, 2016.

An exhibition of photographs entitled “Dreaming to live without stigmas” has arrived in the Knesset reported YNET on November 22, 2016.

On Thursday, November 17, 2016, HaAretz daily published news about the decision to deport fourteen 11 year olds, children of migrant workers, who were born in Israel.

Father Tojy, chaplain of the Indian Catholics in the Holy Land reports on new communities in Israel.

The Catholic community in Rehovot celebrated the feast day of its patron saint, Saint Therese of the Child Jesus popularly known as the "Little Flower" last Saturday, October 1, 2016. Maribel, coordinator of the community, reports.

On Sunday, September 25, 2016, the San Lorenzo Ruiz Filipino community celebrated their patron saint. Cheyen, coordinator of the community, reports.

On Thursday, September 22, 2016, a joint Filipino choir participated alongside other choirs at a festival in Jerusalem.