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St. Mary's (Our Lady of Sorrows) Parish, Palestine

Who do we serve?

The parishioners of St. Mary's and the surrounding community located in the West Bank in Palestine.

What do we do?

We provide financial support through two poor box collections each year; educational opportunities for Resurrection parishioners to learn about the hardships of life in the West Bank; prayer support; political advocacy support as needed.

When do we do it?

Various times throughout the year.

We sell donation cards in December.

Where do we serve?

All outreach activities occur at Resurrection.

Ministry history 

Our relationship with St. Mary's began in 2004. Funds raised in the past have supported St. Mary’s summer youth camp, fixing the church bells, and rehabbing parishioner’s homes.

Aboud: Our Lady of Sorrows church is in Aboud, about an hour north of Jerusalem in the West Bank. Aboud means “worshipping” in Arabic. There are about 2,500 residents, about half of whom are Christians. Jesus is believed to have passed through Aboud on the Roman road from Galilee to Jerusalem. The town is known for its olive trees and grapes and has three olive oil processing plants.

How can I get involved?

Contact Colleen Guler:

for more information.

  • Donate money to poor box appeals.

  • Participate in Skype sessions with St. Mary’s parishioners.

  • Plan and/or participate in a prayer service or educational activity.

  • Join the Social Justice Subcommittee.

  • Participate in interfaith prayer services (advertised in the bulletin).

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