|Beth Boyd, addressing participants during|
the Sister Parish Day at Beloved Disciple, Grove City.
Fr. John Jacquel (left), and Fr. Luis Martin Tuz.
At the end of August, Cari had a total knee replacement done in Erie, and the physical therapy that was required necessitated that Marilyn and Cari remain there until the end of October. Thanks be to God, Cari’s surgery and therapy went well, and it was an easy to re-entry into the rhythm and pace of Mission projects in Merida.
November brought a number of visitors to the Mission. Among them, Fr. Paul Siebert, pastor of St. Mark (Emporium, PA) and Fr. John Jacquel, pastor of Holy Rosary and St. John’s (Erie, PA) came for some rest and relaxation with sister parish visits planned along the way. Fr. Paul has visited his sister parish in Tinum, Yucatan on a number of occasions and frequently discusses it as an energizing experience. Fr. John met the pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption in Chichimilá, Fr. Luis Martin Tuz, for the first time on this particular occasion, and will continue to strengthen their sister parish bond with Holy Rosary through such encounters.
With the help of Mirza the Bethlehem Star and Angelica the angel of the Hogar Nueva Vida, we wish all our friends, families, benefactors, former volunteers, sponsors, our blog readers, and anyone else who has the Mission of Friendship close to their hearts, a
Mirza as the star and Angelica as the angel,
participating in the traditional Mexican posada of the Hogar Nueva Vida, the Mission's girls' shelter.