San Max

San Max Mission Trip Cancelled

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On August 6th, we received an email from Fr. Matute, pastor at our sister parish San Maximiliano Kolbe in Honduras, advising us that the political situation in Honduras had given rise to a series of protests around Tegulgalpa. While he left the decision as to whether to continue with our plan to visit San Max right now up to us, he recommended that we not visit at this time. After prayers, discussions and fact finding, our mission trip group reluctantly decided to cancel our trip. While sad about it, we are comfortable that we made the right decision under the circumstances.

Here in the United States we are blessed to have a stable government along with a history and tradition of peaceful protests. Unfortunately for our sisters and brothers in Honduras, they may not have the same tradition. There have been protests against President Hernandez and his government that were triggered by concerns of corruption and that the President is a member of a drug cartel. The BBC covered the protests as did Reuters news service.

As we prepared for our trip, all the missionaries were delighted by the response to our request for sports equipment and rosaries. We received more than we could have hoped for—soccer balls, frisbees, volleyballs, complete soccer uniforms along with many beautiful rosaries. And almost as important, we received suitcases to transport these gifts. We can’t thank you enough!! 

As important as the tangible gifts for San Max, was the knowledge that you are thinking about and praying for the members of San Max. Be assured that they are thinking of and praying for us. Just this morning we received the following message from Fr. Matute: 

Brothers and sisters,

Today the San Maximiliano parish, in the context of our patron saint festivities, with all parishioners are invited to join in 12 continuous hours of prayer, for the Honduran family, for justice and peace, for life and the construction of a truly Christian family. Let us raise this supplication with confidence, let us join in prayer, and with our commitment, also, let the Lord fill us with his peace and his good.  May Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Saint Francis and Saint Clare take care of us and intercede, and may the Holy Virgin protect us.

Much Blessing brothers on this day.

Peace and good.
Friars Minor Conventual”

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Please join San Max in prayer

Wednesday, August 14, 6:30 PM, Commons
We will be having a rosary in solidarity with and to pray for our sister parish San Max and Honduras on the feast of their patron saint, St. Maximilian Kolbe. There will be a time of fellowship following the rosary.

Donations for Honduras

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We are very excited that a group of parishioners led by Fr. Kevin will head to Honduras to visit our sister parish, San Maximiliano Kolbe, in less than a month! We hope that you join in the excitement by donating a ball pump, soccer balls, volleyballs, frisbees, rosaries (for adults and children) or craft supplies that we can bring with us. Please bring any items for donation to Melissa Miller in the Parish Office, ATTN: San Max.

A huge thank you to all who already donated their used soccer gear to be used by the youth of San Max. As you can see from the pictures, the kids are putting the gear to good use.  They love having these uniforms when they play in their soccer leagues.

San Max Mission Trip

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There is still room for other travelers to join our trip to San Max in Honduras this August. We’ll be staying with the Franciscan Friars and experiencing life in community, worshipping with our sisters and brothers in faith, and seeing some of the sights in this beautiful country. Contact Melissa Miller at melissamiller@olgparish.org or in the Parish Office (x9040) for more information.

2019 Discipleship Guide Book

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Look in your mailbox for our new Discipleship Guide Book! Advertisers helped provide this service at no cost to our parish. We encourage you to think of them in the future as your needs arise. Contact amandavogt@guidebookpublishing.com for more information or if you are interested in advertising next year.

Please familiarize yourself with the OLG ministries and organizations located in the front of the book. An electronic PDF version of the Guide Book, which you can download to your computer, smartphone or tablet is available for your convenience.

Giving Trees

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Saturday, December 1 - Sunday, December 16
Don’t forget to take an ornament from the Giving Trees and bring back your unwrapped gifts. There are many different options on the trees, from baby items to items for the elderly and scholarship opportunities for San Max, JPII, and Ghana. Thank you for your generosity!