Missing San Lucas? Want to learn more about Guatemala? Friends of San Lucas is offering virtual learning opportunities. We hope to see you at one of these upcoming events!
Facilitated by Dr. Jerry Zurek and Dr. Ray Ward of Cabrini University
Almost every week for the last six years we have heard about the immigration crisis at the border. Most of the discussion is about how to keep migrants out or what to do with them at the border. Rarely do we hear policy discussions about the PUSH factors that drive the need to migrate: violence, poverty, lack of jobs, climate change. But our founder, Father Greg, was far-sighted and worked toward a vision of what the San Lucas community would need to live dignified lives with their families so they would not need to migrate. He started with listening to the community. Please read or watch as much of the following media as you can and come to the event ready to discuss PUSH factors to immigration.
Construction and Charity Program House Dedication
Date: April 22, 4 pm CDT
Join us for a house dedication where one of our builders will hand over the keys to a newly completed house to the family who will be living there. The family has agreed to be a part of this exciting event so that we have the unique opportunity to experience the celebration that happens when a house is completed! We will watch the dedication live and also see footage of the whole building process.
Conversation with our Founders: Sandra Spencer
Date: April 29, 6 pm CDT
Join us for our second “Conversation with our Founders” with Sandra Spencer (formerly Sr. Philomena with the School Sisters of Notre Dame), who spent about 20 years in San Lucas and was instrumental in starting the Mission school. Sandra will be interviewed by Arch Mrkvicka, former Executive Director of Friends of San Lucas, and Terri Wong, current Director of Coffee for Friends of San Lucas. You won’t want to miss the stories and rich history that Sandra will have to share with us about the early days of her work alongside Fr. Greg in the San Lucas community!