Christians around the world are united in a special way during Lent, Holy Week, and Easter. This time more than ever, our hearts and prayers are with those living in the Holy Land. Once a year on Good Friday, Catholics are called on to support Christians in the Holy Land during the annual collection that offers a direct link for parishioners to be witnesses of peace and to help protect the Holy Places.
When you donate on Good Friday, you are supporting Christians in the Holy Land. For 800 years, the Holy Land Franciscans have served in the land made holy by the life, suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Franciscans are housing and feeding the poor, providing religious formation and education, maintaining shrines and parishes, and conducting pastoral ministry. Our sisters and brothers there depend on our generosity.
The Franciscans ask that parishioners pledge assistance to the people living there and those ministering in the land that Jesus made holy.