Next weekend, May 20-21, we welcome Maysoon Khair from Star of Bethlehem Handicrafts to St. John Parish. Maysoon will be selling carved Olive Wood handicrafts at the back of the church after all Masses. These handicrafts are made by small family businesses and the older students of the School of Joy, which is a school for children with learning difficulties located just outside Bethlehem.
Sales of the handicrafts directly benefit Christian families living in very difficult circumstances as well as the important work of the school:
“By buying from these articles you are not just supporting the school and the children, but you are also creating in them a sense of self-respect and confidence in their abilities.”