Sandra M. Spencer, a former School Sister of Notre Dame under the name Sister M. Philomena, served San Lucas from 1964 – 1983.
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Right now, many people in San Lucas and the surrounding communities are running low on food and other necessities due to work and travel restrictions. Mission employees need your help to respond to this urgent need.
A prayer from Fr. Elkin Gonzalez who serves the Parish of Christ the King in Tulsa, Oklahoma and led a trip to the San Lucas Mission in 2019.
Guicha Ajcibinac is Director of the Women’s Center in San Lucas.
These savory Guatemalan appetizers are one of the most well-loved foods for visitors to the San Lucas Mission’s Women’s Center. “Dobladas” means folded; it’s hard to believe these mouth-watering hand-helds are simply prepared vegetables folded in “masa” flour. Fortunately, you can find all the ingredients to make this recipe in the US. Try it out for yourself!
Many years ago, our founder Father Greg started distributing bracelets to Mission visitors. He would give each visitor three bracelets upon their departure: one to keep for themselves and two to give to others with a story about their experience in San Lucas. We revived this tradition in our Visitors Program a few years ago. And while many of us can’t experience Guatemala for ourselves right now, we can tell stories of the impact it had on our lives.
The Health Promoter Program is now at the front lines of the growing Covid-19 threat. As you read this, Health Promoters are receiving special training, protective equipment, and medicine. They are beginning to use a mass-texting application to communicate quickly with each other to monitor the spread of the virus in their communities. They will also use this system to receive updated treatment protocols. And while, as of March 29th, Covid-19 has not arrived in San Lucas, they will be ready when it does.
Parents, teachers, students: We have a special challenge for you! If you’re connected to a classroom, we invite your students to get creative and design a message of love that can be sent electronically to the children in San Lucas. Create a digital art project, film students doing random acts of kindness, or scan hand-drawn friendship cards.
Felipe Bajan is the Assistant Principal at Colegio Monseñor Gregorio Schaffer. Felipe studied at the school as a child, and later, he taught fifth and sixth grade at the school for 20 years before becoming Assistant Principal.
Vinicio Gerardo Perez Chumil is a physical education teacher at Colegio Monseñor Gregorio Schaffer. Vinicio studied at the school as a child, and today, he embodies the passionate and effective teaching the school is known for.
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