Father Tojy, chaplain of the Indian Catholic community in the Holy Land, reports on a marriage preparation course that took place on September 16 and 17, 2016 in Jaffa.

On Tuesday, September 13, 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.

The priest responsible for the Divine Mercy Filipino Community and the Our Lady Woman of Valour Pastoral Center in Tel Aviv, Father Michael Grospe, selected men who were instituted as lay ministers on September 9, 10 and 11, 2016.

On Saturday September 10, 2016, hundreds of Indians participated in the traditional Monti Fest procession through the streets of Jaffa. Father Tojy, the Indian chaplain, reports:

The Indian chaplaincy ran a retreat on September 3,2016 in Jaffa. Father Tojy Indian chaplain, reports:

On Saturday, August 13, 2016, the Indian Catholics in Israel celebrated the Feast of the Assumption of Mary and Indian Independence Day. Father Tojy, the Indian chaplain reports:

On Saturday morning, July 2, 2016, at the weekly Ge’ez rite mass for the Eritrean Catholics in Our Lady Woman of Valor in Tel Aviv, the community welcomed a busload of inmates from Holot.

Cheyen, coordinator of the Saint Lorenzo Ruiz Filipino community in Jerusalem reports on a special act of mercy.

Catholics from India have a great devotion to Saint Anthony of Padua. On June 14, 2016, a day after his official feast day, hundreds of Indians gathered in the Our Lady Woman of Valor Pastoral Center in Tel Aviv to celebrate the saint.

On Tuesday, June 7, 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.

A group of Eritrean asylum seekers from the Holot detention facility in the Negev came to the kehila in Beer Sheba on Monday, June 6, 2016.

For the first time the traditional Filipino celebration of the Flores de Mayo took place in Afula on May 28, 2016.

Maria Concepcion Collado from the Filipino community in Haifa reports n the Flores de Mayo procession that took place on May 28, 2016.

On Saturday evening, May 28, 2016, the Saint Therese de Lisieux community in Rehovot bid farewell to its chaplain Father Eric Wyckoff SDB.

On Saturday, May 28, 2016, two processions to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary made their way through the streets of south Tel Aviv.

On Saturday evening, May 28, 2016, a shower of stones rained down on those attending the mass at Saint Therese of Lisieux community in Rehovot.

For the fourth time, the Filipina sisters who serve in the Holy Land gathered on Sunday, May 22, 2016 in Jerusalem. Sister Regina Cobrador from the Our Lady Woman of Valor Pastoral Center in Tel Aviv reports:

On Sunday, May 22, 2016, the Filipinos in Jerusalem gathered together to celebrate the Flores de Mayo and Santacruzan. Esti, coordinator of the Good Shepherd community reports:

Fifteen members of the Coordination of the Pastoral Among Migrants gathered for a day of retreat in Gethsemane on Monday, May 23, 2016.

On Saturday, May 21, 2016, the Indian community participated in a procession to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary in Nazareth.