Original Olive Wood Handicrafts from Bethlehem
October 24th&25th after all Masses
Nativity Sets – Creches – Rosaries – Statuettes – Christmas Ornaments – Home, Office and Church Décor
From Bethlehem in the Holy Land, The Bannoura family of Bethlehem Handicrafts imports products from the Christian community of Bethlehem. They are pleased to share their family story and trade to all those who will be present after mass next weekend.
As Joseph taught Christ the trade of carpentry in Nazareth, the Bannoura family passed the trade of olive wood artisanship from generation to generation until the present. They take great pride in this distinct and traditional craft, which is one of the principal sources of income for the small but resilient Christian community.
Each item for sale is handcrafted from olive wood with care and precision. Any number of items ranging from Nativity sets to Christmas ornaments will make ideal Christmas gifts for family, friends and coworkers. Other items such as statuettes and rosary beads will make for excellent Baptismal, First Communion and Confirmation gifts throughout the year.
For more information and to view available products, please visit www.bethlehemhandicrafts.com.
Conversation Starters from the U.S. Bishops
Read through the attached conversation starters around the following topics:
Love 101:Back to the Basics
Love Sex and Sterilization
10 Ways to Support her when she is unexpectedly expecting
Follow the September 26 & 27 Visit via web access from the United States Council of Catholic Bishops
- Ave Maria: Wednesday December 9th 7:00 pm
- St. Francis of Assisi: Thursday December 10th 7:00 pm
- Our Lady of the Visitation: Tuesday December 15th 7:00 pm
- Pax Christi: Thursday December 17th 6:30 pm