2018 HONDURAS MISSION TRIP: SEPTEMBER 22-29, 2018
Bearing witness to the Word of God, the Honduras Mission promotes dignity of life by healing the sick, celebrating the Sacraments, and making disciples.
"What the Lord requires of you: only to do justice, and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God."
January 31, 2018
Join us for our Information meeting on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 7:00-8:00 PM in the AMR. This is for new people interested in the Honduras Mission. We will have a brief overview of the mission and then questions and answers.
February 21, 2018
Join us for our make-up Information meeting on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 7:00-8:30 PM in the St. Teresa Center. This is for new people interested in the Honduras Mission who were unable to attend the meeting on January 31.
March 21, 2018
Commitment Meeting. Wednesday, March 21, 2018 7:00-8:30 PM in the AMR.
April 11, 2018
Wednesday, April 11th, 7:00-8:30PM in the Parish Life Building room 205 -- Passports due
May 16, 2018
Wednesday, May 16th, 7:00-8:30 PM in the AMR -- Order t-shirts and Polos -- What to wear in Honduras
August 8, 2018
Wednesday, August 8th, 7:00-8:30 PM in the St. Teresa Center rm 120 -- Meet with villages, Medical and Liability Release Form
August 22, 2018
Wednesday, August 22nd, 7:00-8:30 PM in the St. Teresa Center rm 120 -- Go over itinerary, share room assignments, collect $50 for personal money, $20 for tips, Handout t-shirts, Polos, name tags, packing list
September 12, 2018
Wednesday, September 12th, 7:00-8:30 PM in the St. Teresa Center rm 120 -- Last instructions, Last chance to turn in $50 to be exchanged, Bring $20 for tips.
September 16, 2018
Join us for our Commissioning Mass at 6:00 pm, Sunday, September 16th. The Mission Team will receive a special blessing as our parish family sends us off on our mission trip.
Tuesday - Thursday, Packing in St. Teresa Center room 110 -- Help pack and organize
September 20, 2018
Thursday, September 20th, 5:00 pm in St. Teresa Center -- Load box truck with trunks
September 21, 2018
Friday, September 21st, 5:00 pm in St. Teresa Center -- Load box truck with trunks
Mission trip to Honduras
While on mission we travel to Trujillo Honduras to serve four mountainous communities: El Mirador, La Colonia, Las Brisas, and Esperancita. These communities do not have modern plumbing and electricity is limited to a few houses. Their water supply is mostly contaminated so we partnered with Water With Blessings to train Water Women to bring clean, drinkable water to these villages. We work alongside Fr. Gildo, who is pastor of over 50+ parishes in the Trujillo area, and Sister Nora.
You are invited to serve and support the missionary work of the Catholic Church. Sending out missionaries is an ordinary part of the Church’s life, which brings about a revitalization of our own community’s faith. Mission comes from community: there are those who send and those who are sent, a “Home Team” and an “Away Team”. Both teams are vital for the mission to succeed.
Join us as we serve these remote communities in Honduras.
Our catechetical team teaches children of all ages, the gospel in partnership with the Trujillo Diocese. There are two tracks. The first is on the Sacraments of the Church connected to their ongoing efforts locally. The second area is our participation in a national and ecumenical work to end sexual abuse and impart a gospel vision of healthy, holy sexuality.
The medical team consists of doctors, dentists nurses, hygienists, dental assistants (no experience necessary), sterilization technicians, and Spanish-speaking individuals for intake and translation. Doctors and dentists will identify and treat illnesses in the four communities. We conduct health and hygiene seminars as well. Access is limited, but the support of our logistics crew can make medical miracles happen.
Our sacramental team of priests and deacons bring the Eucharist and celebrate Mass, bless marriages, hear confessions, work with couples, baptize children, and anoint the sick. The families in these communities do not have regular access to the Sacraments - our presence there can help change this situation dramatically.
The logistics team provides support to all of the away teams. Their responsibilities include luggage organization, set-up and breakdown of clinics, transportation, chapel repairs and improvements.
Our home team provides support for the entire mission team. Individuals who would like to help with the mission but are not interested in going to Honduras are invited lend their talents to this team. The home team helps organize the fine details of the trip, purchase items needed for the mission, pray for the away team while they are in Honduras, and much more.
NUMBER OF MISSIONARIES
In 2017, we had 5 missionaries on our Home Team, 65 missionaries traveling from the U.S., 4 priests, 11 traveling Hondurans, and 5 local Hondurans. In total, 80 missionaries traveled for the week of service. Many more people helped behind the scenes including mission partners.
Our goal is to effectively serve as many people as possible. In 2017, we maximized the number of missionaries in the overnight quarters which is one constraint so we are considering another mission week if our counts continue to increase. Each year, the needs in the communities varies some although the health care needs remain high. Below is our target number of health care professionals for 2018:
We have always been short on the number of these professionals from the U.S. so please spread the word and pray for our needs to serve our villages in Honduras.
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