This February, members of Tierra Nueva II visited the Twin Cities to share in worship and fellowship with their sister parish. “Give us hearts of flesh” was the theme for the Lenten services and we certainly grew our hearts during the delegation. We were welcomed in church services and Bible reflections, met with wonderful community organizations, shared in community service, and even had time for zumba and a walk on (frozen) water.
Representatives in El Salvador gathered for the 5th Annual Solidarity Walk in Zaragoza this year. The event was planned for December 2, the anniversary of the 1980 murder of four U.S. missionaries in El Salvador. The participants wanted to pay homage to the martyrs of the armed conflict as part of the event. The evening started with a mass, a walk to the town center, and then a brief program in front of the Zaragoza mural honoring the four missionaries and Monsignor Romero. The Guatemala Solidarity Walk took place in Chichipate in September (video below).
Sister Parish 2017 in Photos
It’s that time of year again – in recognition of the people and communities we have connected this year, we gathered some of our favorite photos to share. We hope you enjoy them. Thank you all for being part of the Sister Parish family – though far-flung, this community is full of hope and God’s love.