The Collection for the Holy Land, in the words of Paul VI is “not only for the Holy Places but above all for those pastoral, charitable, educational, and social works which the Church supports in the Holy Land for the welfare of their Christian brethren and of the local communities.” 1*

The Holy Land collection is taken up in most parishes on Good Friday. For more information write: Commissariat of the Holy Land Father Jeremy Harrington, OFM, The Franciscan Monastery, 1400 Quincy Street, NE, Washington, DC 20017

*1 Paul VI, The Church in the Holy Land (Nobis in Animo) (Rome: March 25, 1974) in The Pope Speaks (Washington, D.C.: TPS),19: 1, pp. 5-11.

Please visit  the Franciscan Monastery’s website. . . for more information.

-from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Website