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Farewell to Father Angelo in Tel Aviv

TEL AVIV – Father Angelo Ison OFM has been the official chaplain of the Filipino community for the past ten years. On Saturday, November 17, 2012, a celebration was held in the Divine Mercy Chapel in Tel Aviv to bid him farewell.

Father Angelo is a dynamic Filipino priest, a Franciscan well known throughout the Holy Land. He has supervised the chaplaincy of the Filipino community for the Catholic Church and has seen the enormous growth of his community and has faced the pastoral challenges that their presence in Israel poses.

After ten years of hard work and devoted service, Father Angelo is retiring from this post. He will be replaced in the immediate future by the Coordinator of the Pastoral among Migrants in Israel, Father David Neuhaus.

On Saturday, November 17, Father Angelo celebrated the packed 19.30 mass in the Divine Mercy Chapel and the mass was followed by a celebration in the courtyard animated by the Salesian seminarians who serve in the Chapel. After much song and dance, those present enjoyed a delicious Filipino feast.

We thank Father Angelo for his service and wish him well, sure that he will continue to be involved in the chaplaincy and its vibrant life and many challenges.

Source : St. James Vicariate for Hebrew Speaking Catholics