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.