06 December 2009

Our brothers and sisters in the Holy Land...

The Atonement Academy has, for many years, supported various Catholic schools in the Holy Land.  The work of education is an important part of the Latin Patriarchate, and it's a privilege to help with that apostolate.  We're presently giving support to St. Joseph's in Jifna.  Their priest, Fr. Firas Aridah, is a dynamic and dedicated man who loves his parish, and especially the children of his school. 

He sent these pictures of their St. Barbara Feast.  It's the tradition for each child to assemble a "St. Barbara Dish" on her feast day, and you can see the excitement in their faces as they bring their offerings to Mass for Father to bless their efforts.