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Perpetual Adoration at Holy Cross in West Fargo until group returns home from Israel



West Fargo, North Dakota – A group of individuals who were traveling through the Holy Land when hostilities between Israel and Hamas broke out are in the prayers of the Diocese of Fargo.

Perpetual adoration is being held in the parish chapel of Holy Cross Church in West Fargo starting on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. Till everyone in the Holy Land returns home safely, adoration will go on. Dial 701-282-7217 to make an appointment for an Adoration hour at Holy Cross.

Regarding diocesan pilgrims in the Holy Land, Bishop John Folda released the following statement: “We are monitoring the situation and praying for our Holy Land pilgrims from the Diocese of Fargo. On Sunday the Diocese of Fargo contacted the State Department with all the names of those in the pilgrimage group. We have also been in contact with Senator Cramer and Governor Burgum. I have talked by phone with Fr. Ackerman and Fr. Braun, and they both said that the group is safe. They were able to visit holy sites yesterday and today in Bethlehem and Jerusalem, and now are waiting to arrange their travel plans back to Fargo. We will continue to pray for their safe return and for a peaceful end to this violence in the Holy Land.”

On Tuesday, October 3, the group landed at the airport in Tel Aviv. On Saturday, they arrived in Bethlehem. The party is expected to return home on Thursday as planned, but from what we’ve been informed, many are becoming increasingly anxious and attempting to leave early.