The Good Friday Collection
Providing Care to Christians in the Holy Land
On Good Friday, all Christians are united in a special way to the Holy Land. Donations on Good Friday make a direct impact on the Christians living in the Holy Land.
The continued existence of programs that support Christians in the Holy Land depends on the faithful financial support received from our brothers and sisters in Christ from the Good Friday collection.
This year, more than ever, we ask that you pledge your assistance to the work in the land that Jesus made holy.
We Holy Land Franciscans are counting on your financial help to assist us in providing presence, care and service.
The Franciscans have been in the Holy Land since 1209, walking in Jesus’ footsteps, caring for the poor, educating young people, providing scholarships, protecting the Holy shrines, conducting pastoral ministries and keeping Christianity alive.
The Custos of the Holy Land is the major superior of the Holy Land Franciscans. He has jurisdiction over the territories of Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt Cyprus and Rhodes and numerous Commissariats in various parts of the world including Rome and Washington, D.C.
Below, he speaks about Good Friday and how the collection taken on Good Friday helps support Christians living in the Holy Land.