February 1, 2017
This February 19, Blessed Olive Wood Creations, a Christian group from Bethlehem in the Holy Land, will visit our parish to display and sell beautiful olivewood carvings, which are all handmade by the Christian people in Bethlehem. The purpose of the visit is to help maintain the existence of the Catholic people in the Holy Land. Catholic Christians were once the majority in that land but the percentage has now dropped to less than 1.3%.
Please take time to look at the carvings, make a purchase, and help the Bethlehem Catholics maintain a presence in the very land where our Lord was born, where He preached the Good News and where His Kingdom was first established. These carvings make great sacramental gifts that have an added special significance, given where and why they were made. The carvings will be sold after each Mass.