The work of the Association of Hebrew Catholics (AHC) is pastoral and educational. The AHC seeks to preserve the identity and heritage of Jews within the Church. In this way, their collective witness can serve the Lord, His Church, and all people within the mystery of their irrevocable gifts and calling. We hope to help all Catholics understand the Jewish roots of their faith and to live out various aspects of our Jewish heritage within the light of Christ.
We depend upon prayers and material support to enable our work to move forward, Your help is most needed and appreciated. As a tax exempt non-profit corporation registered in the states of Missouri, Michigan and New York, your contributions are tax deductible in accordance with section 501(c)3 of the IRS code.
Projects for AHC Support
The AHC also serves as an umbrella apostolate, endeavoring to support the work of other apostolates that are faithful to the Magisterium and whose work also supports the mission of the AHC. Through this mutual support, we enlarge and further enable the collective witness of the People Israel to Jesus and the Church.
We identify these other apostolates as AHC projects of support. In this way, those who wish to donate to the work of these apostolates can do so by making their contribution to the AHC and identifying the project they wish to support in the memo field of the check or the message field of the online Paypal donation form.
We will acknowledge your tax-deductible gift as we turn your donation over to the project you indicate. For now, there are five apostolates that we have identified as AHC projects of support:
Apostles of Perpetual Adoration: Mary’s Mission
Br. Gilbert (Athol) Bloomer
Perth, WA, Australia. The Apostles of Perpetual Adoration are an Association of Christ’s Faithful that was founded in 2006 by Archbishop Barry James Hickey of Perth and Father Douglas Harris of St Bernadette’s Parish, Glendalough. Its purpose and charism is to do Mary’s Mission of having her son perpetually adored in the Blessed Sacrament. The association is made up of priests, lay brothers and sisters and married and single lay members. Its members promote perpetual adoration throughout the world.
Catholics for Israel, by Ariel Ben Ami
Catholics for Israel is an apostolate of Catholics for Israel and Catholics in Israel committed to fostering a greater love for the Jewish people, for Jesus the Messiah, and for His Body, the Catholic Church.
Salvation is From the Jews, by Roy Schoeman
Salvation is From the Jews is an apostolate which is about, and celebrates, the relationship between Judaism and the Catholic Church and the conversion of the Jews.
Second Exodus, by Marty Barrack
Second Exodus seeks to help all Israel discover God’s Mashiakh. It is directed to Catholics who would like to know more about the Church’s Jewish origins, Catholics who may someday encounter an inquiring Jew, and inquiring Jews who would like to know more about the Catholic Church, for The Gifts and the Calling of God Are Irrevocable.
St. James Vicariate for Hebrew Speaking Catholics in Israel
Father David Neuhaus, Latin Patriarchal Vicar
The Saint James Vicariate for Hebrew Speaking Catholics in Israel gathers the Hebrew-speaking Catholics who live in Israel, those belonging to the Jewish people together with those coming from the nations, including a growing number of local Christians and migrants. We form one community in Jesus Christ and we belong to one Church. We are in union with Pope Francis and also at home in Israeli Jewish, Hebrew speaking society.
The Miriam Press is the publishing arm of the Association of Hebrew Catholics. The books that have been published so far are:
Jewish Identity, by Elias Friedman OCD • En Route to Eternity, by Ronda Chervin PhD • The Mystery of Israel and the Church – Vol 1, Vol 2, Vol 3, by Lawrence Feingold STD, Saint Louis, The Story of Catholic Evangelization of America’s Heartland – Vol 1.
Indirect Means of Financial Support to AHC
If you shop at Amazon.com, .5% of the price of items purchased can be contributed to the 501(c)3 non-profit organization of your choice. Because we are such an organization, you can designate the Association of Hebrew Catholics as the organization to which Amazon will send its contributions. To participate in this program, simply go to http://smile.amazon.com to register and to purchase your products.
Another opportunity to indirectly help the AHC is to use http://goodsearch.com to do your web searches. Most goodsearch.com searches will earn the AHC a penny. If you visit this site, you will be able to choose the Association of Hebrew Catholics as the recipient of your search donations.