2017 HONDURAS MISSION TRIP: SEPTEMBER 23-30, 2017
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."
Are you interested in learning more about joining our Mission team? Stop by Bishop Sheltz Hall on Fellowship Sunday, December 11 after all masses to get more information. Sign up to get important updates via email.
Join us for our kick-off meeting on Wednesday, January 8, 2017, 7:00-8:00 PM in the Parish Life Building, Room 202.
Make-up Information meeting - Wednesday, February 8, 7:00-8:30 PM in the AMR (Adult Meeting Room).
Commitment meeting - Wednesday, March 8, 7:00-8:30 PM in the Music Room.
Wednesday, April 5th, 7:00-8:30 PM in the AMR -- Passports due
Wednesday, May 10th, 7:00-8:30 PM in the AMR -- Order t-shirts and Polos -- What to wear in Honduras
Wednesday, Aug. 9th, 7:00-8:30 PM in the Parish Life Building room 205 -- Handout t-shirts, Polos, name tags, packing list
Wednesday, Aug. 23rd, 7:00-8:30 PM in the Parish Life Building room 205 -- Go over itinerary, share room assignments, collect $100
Wednesday, Sept. 13th, 7:00-8:30 PM in the AMR -- Last instructions
Wednesday-Friday, Packing in St. Teresa Center room 110 -- Help pack and organize
September 22, 2017
Join us for our Commissioning Mass at 9:00 AM, Friday, September 22nd. The Mission Team will receive a special blessing as our parish family sends us off on our mission trip. Meet in St. Teresa Center after Mass to help with final packing.
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.
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