Christmas Cards to the Holy Land

CHRISTMAS CARDS TO THE LATIN PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM
ADDRESSES AND ADVICE FOR CHRISTMAS 2018
'This is a beautiful act of solidarity.' Fr David Neuhaus SJ
 
Thank you for your interest in sending Christmas cards to parishes in the Holy Land.  This year we are encouraging cards to the most marginalized people, ie the West Bank and Gaza.  If cards for Gaza arrive in Jerusalem by early December, the patriarch himself will take them to Gaza.
We have also included parishes in Jordan, another place where people feel forgotten.

We recommend posting parcels of cards to the Patriarch’s office rather than directly to the parishes. 
Cards should be addressed to your chosen church/churches and then sent as a package to the Latin Patriarchate’s office from where they will be delivered to the parishes. For each of the last eight years, the thousands of cards sent using this method have reached the parishes in Palestine.   By contrast, one Christmas card sent by post to Gaza in December 2017 arrived in September 2018.

“Thank you for your concern about the situation here. Believe me it is a really difficult situation.  About the Christmas card I must to confess to you that it is a personal joy for me and for my parish to receive every year your cards. It is a joy to know that many people are concerning about our situation. So I advise, if it is possible, to continue to send the cards.  But really if it is possible.” Fr Mario da Silva IVE, pp at Holy Family, Gaza.
 
REMINDER: INCLUDE YOUR CONTACT DETAILS ON THE CARDS

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION AND PARISH LIST