First Communion in Taybeh
TAYBEH – On Sunday, April 6, 2014, the parish of Christ the Savior in Taybeh celebrated the First Communion of 25 children of the parish. The Holy Eucharist was celebrated by the Patriarchal Vicar in Israel, Bishop Giacinto-Boulos Marcuzzo, and concelebrated by the Latin parish priest of Taybeh, Father Aziz Halaweh, and Father Jacques Nobel Abed of the Greek Catholic parish.
In his homily, the Patriarchal Vicar reiterated the need for a life of prayer in Christian families, while stressing the importance of the Sacrament of Communion in the Christian life.
Father Aziz Halaweh thanked the Sisters who oversaw the instruction and preparation of the children for their First Communion.
At the end of the celebration, Bishop Marcuzzo presented certificates to the children, who came to receive their First Communion, while warmly praising them and their families.
From our correspondent in Taybeh