Category Archives: United States

On the importance of accompaniment

Their happiness is our happiness, their sorrow is our sorrow by Julieta Borja I would like to share a story that speaks to why Sister Parish relationships are so important.  Our relationships help people on both sides grow together in … Continue reading

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St Thomas organizes community breakfast fundraiser for Sister Parish

The Sister Parish committee at St Thomas Lutheran Church in Bloomington, Indiana is fundraising for the next South to North delegation. They hope to invite members from Chichipate, Guatemala to visit in 2020. The group has found successful ways to … Continue reading

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FUMC Downers Grove hosts Sister Parish Board

First United Methodist Church of Downers Grove, IL  hosts Sister Parish Board by Bruce Sherman The Sister Parish Board members each found their own way to Downers Grove for a 3 day weekend of meetings. We meet in person twice … Continue reading

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Holy Week in Sister Parish communities

Sister Parish communities celebrated Holy Week this year with processions, decorative carpets (alfombras), and time with community and family.  Here, we share pictures from a number of our member communities. Chichipate, Guatemala Tierra Nueva I and II, Guatemala Zaragoza (ACOMUJERZA), … Continue reading

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People of Hope hosts Sister Parish Board

by Bruce Sherman Chilly Weather greeted the Northern Board of Sister Parish when we met for our November meeting. In spite of the weather, we received a warm welcome from the members of the People of Hope church in Rochester, … Continue reading

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Nurturing Relationship from Afar

by Danville Congregational Church Sister Parish Committee, originally published in  church newsletters. The Sister Parish Committee continues to nurture our relationship with The Catholic Community of San Antonio in the Quiche region of Guatemala. While a challenging political climate in … Continue reading

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To be seen

by Katharine Malaga The aroma of fresh tamales and apple pie filled St Joan of Arc’s Hospitality Hall for the annual Sister Parish dinner and fund raiser. “Its so good to see you!” said many of our fellow travelers to … Continue reading

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Tamales and Solidarity – St Joan of Arc activities between delegations

St Joan of Arc Catholic Community hosts a number of events each year between delegations to involve more people in the Sister Parish relationship.  The focus is on reflection, fun and family-friendly activities. Tamalada – October 5 A tamalada is … Continue reading

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Llamados a vivir vidas de acción

English Presentación en Sta Juana de Arco sobre la delegación de agosto de 2018 por Sarah Gant Mi nombre es Sarah Gant, y he asistido a Sta Juana de Arco durante los últimos cinco  años. Empecé a asistir a esta … Continue reading

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The true meaning of solidarity

Español by Carlos Quintanilla Morales Guarjila, Chalatenango, El Salvador I want in a very special way to give infinite gratitude to Sister Parish churches in the United States for the unconditional support that they have given to the communities in … Continue reading

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