FFHL Regional Support

Over the years, FFHL Regional Support Groups have been a vital part of fundraising and awareness for the work of FFHL in the Holy Land. These groups are formed by passionate Christian's who come together to form a committed Regional Group working in unity towards a common goal. They agree to host an annual or bi-annual dinner dedicated to fundraising and raising awareness of FFHL programs. The below region invites you to join them in support of their goals and the FFHL mission.

Preserving Christianity in the Holy Land


Columbus Region

Columbus Vision Statement: To build and maintain a vibrant Christian support base in the Columbus Region who support FFHL through spiritual and monetary initiatives. 

Columbus Mission Statement: Cradling Christianity was founded in 2006 by a group of Catholics from Columbus, Ohio, upon their return from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  Cradling Christianity strives to assist the Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land to provide education, housing and employment to Christians in the Holy Land.

Region Objective: We assist the Franciscan Foundation of the Holy Land to help the marginalized Christians in the Holy Land by providing education opportunities, housing and employment.

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Regional Fundraising Dinner

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All are welcome to attend.

Preserving Christianity in the Holy Land Through Education

A Benefit Dinner for The
Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land

Thursday, September 12, 2024

Mass, Reception & Dinner

Our Lady of Victory Church

1559 Roxbury Rd.

Columbus, OH 43212

Photo of Dinner Chairs (Dee & Kris Pellissier)
Dee & Kris Pellissier

Dinner Chairs

Dee & Kris Pellissier

Keynote Speaker

His Eminence Christophe Cardinal Pierre
Apostolic Nuncio to the United States of America

Honored Guests

Bishop Earl K. Fernandes
Bishop of Columbus Diocese

Fr. Peter F. Vasko, OFM
President of Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land

Host Committee

Gene & Judy Alfonsi
Frank & Pegi Courtney
Dan & Jenny Fusco
Michelle McKenzie
John & Lisa Schechter
Edward & Pamela Sprigler
Rick & Rita Wanner