Name: Mary, Mother of the Church Parish
Geo-historical overview: Ruseifeh is Jordan’s fourth largest city. It is part of Zarqa governorate and is located in the Zarqa River basin on the Amman-Zarqa highway. Along with Amman and Zarqa, Ruseifeh is the third city in the Amman metropolitan area. Many large industries operate in the city.
Latin Patriarchate: The Compound is comprised of a small church, some shops on the street level, a priest house and a former LPJ school, which due to the lack of students and the unsafe and deteriorated surroundings, closed down. The school structure today is a home for 14 handicapped with special needs, run by the Sisters of the Missionaries of Charity. There is a resident priest from Siri Lanka, who looks after the convent and celebrates Mass for the six migrant Christian families who live in the area.
Statistics: Population: 300,000
Christians: 20 Families
Latin Christians: 6 Families
Parish priest: Fr. Appuhamy Srikantha
P.O.B. 437 Rusaifeh Tel: (05) 386 18 64 Mobile: 078 802 49 02 Email: [email protected]