CChristians around the world are united in a special way during Lent, Holy Week, and Easter. Our hearts, minds and prayers are especially in solidarity with the Church in the Holy Land. Once a year, on Good Friday, Catholics through- out the world are called on to support Christians in the Holy Land. Many Christians in the Holy Land depend on this collection for their lives.
It is critical that we continue to support the Christians who are living in the Holy Land. They are surrounded by a majority Jewish and Islamic population. With your support, we ensure Christians living there and future generations of Christians will have a place to live.
It is with the funds from the Good Friday Collection that the Franciscans living in the Holy Land provide presence, care and service to the people who are living in the Holy Land. You can help preserve important shrines critical in the history of the Christian Faith, support pastoral care to the Christian community and provide for the poor through housing development and scholarship opportunities.
As a pontifical collection, requested by the Holy Father, the annual Good Friday collection offers a direct link for all Catholics to be witnesses of peace and to help protect the Holy Places. When you donate on Good Friday you are doing your part to help support Christians who are a minority in the Holy Land. Please help support these brothers and sisters of ours by giving to the special Good Friday Collection on April 14, 2017.
More resources to explain the collection and its work are also available at http://www.myfranciscan.org/good-friday.