Al-Bushra Note: The fastest growing Christian group in the Holy Land is comprised of Filipinos.
Sunday, 02 March 2014 07:20
On Saturday, March 1, 2014, the first Sunday Masses were celebrated at Our Lady Woman of Valor Center in south Tel Aviv.
This has been a momentous week in the life of the Catholic migrants in south Tel Aviv. They left the premises that they had used at Levanda Street 17 for the past two and a half years. The bomb shelter had become home for hundreds of migrants who regularly attended prayers in the chapel there.
A new home has been found! And this time it is not temporary and makeshift. The hope is that the new premises will be a permanent home. Our Lady Woman of Valor at 33 Shivat Zion Street is slowly taking shape as the new home for the Catholic migrants in south Tel Aviv. The pioneers to use the place are the Filipinos who constitute the Divine Mercy community. At the four Sunday Masses celebrated in the new premises on Saturday, March 1, 2014, more than a thousand migrants, mostly Filipinos but many Indians and Sri Lankans too, attended.
There is still much work to be done on the center and yet we can already thank the Lord for this new home and for all our benefactors who have so generously supported us.
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