PARISH EVENT - Hand-Carved Olive Wood Gifts from the Holy Land

Proceeds benefit Catholic Schools in the Holy Land

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September 20 and 21 after Masses in the Church Vestibule

There are more than 600 Christian families living in Bethlehem and are completely dependent on carving olive wood figurines for their livelihood. The recent clashes in the Middle East have stopped the tourism industry in Bethlehem, causing most of these families serious harm in earning their living and forcing many of them to leave their homeland. Emptying the land of Christ from Christians can have tragic consequences on the Holy sites.

Issam from “Star of Bethlehem Group” came to the United States with a mission to help those families by selling their beautiful religious hand crafts. The cost of goods goes to benefit the Christian carvers to keep them working in the spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, the profit from sales goes directly to the needy Catholic schools and clinics in the Holy Land.

Star of Bethlehem is approved by His Eminence Frances Cardinal George, many Bishops, and from Diocese of Jerusalem.

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