The Holy Land Outreach Committee was formed to educate our parish on the conditions of Christians in the Holy Land. The Christians are the “Living Stones” of our Mother Church in Jerusalem. Our parish was partnered with Our Lady Queen of Peace in Birzeit, Palestine, and we support our sister parish by holding Olive Wood sales twice a year during the Christmas and Easter seasons. HCEF (Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation) imports the olive wood items and asks churches to assist them in selling these beautiful items.Over the years our parishioners have been extraordinarily kind in supporting this endeavor. In addition, parish organizations have made generous contributions to Our Lady Queen of Peace and a number of our parishioners participate in the Child Sponsorship Program that provides tuition assistance for children in the local religious school.