Guatemala Mission Trip

Guatemala Mission Trip

Our Guatemala Mission Trip Dates for 2019 are: June 15 - 21 and July 6 - 12. 

Info Night and Sign-up will be November 4th after the 5:00 p.m. Mass in the St. Joseph Room.

 If anyone has any questions, email Nancy Grasse at NancyGrasse59@gmail.com Cell 913.908.6629

Mission Statement:

Catholic Social Teaching reminds us that we are one human family and our responsibilities to each other cross national, racial, economic and ideological differences. While we continually strive to ease the pain of poverty in our own community, no one can truly grasp the degree of suffering that exists throughout the world until they experience it themselves.

Church of the Nativity Guatemala Outreach Mission works to foster awareness of the values and needs of the people of San Andres Itzapa, Guatemala. Our goal is to assist in improving the lives of the poor, while both communities grow and benefit from each other on our shared journeys of faith, hope and love.

There have been four trips over the past two years to San Andres with close to 100 people attending. Our projects range from cinderblock stoves, cinderblock pig pens, chicken coops, concrete floors and visiting the home bound and a special needs orphanage.

Projects by the Numbers:

Curious to know what we have done? Click here!

Additional Travel Information:

We have received a few questions regarding shots required for the trip. If you are concerned with any health or travel related questions, we recommend you contact your primary physician and/or the CDC website (http://www.cdc.gov) or State.gov website (http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/go.html) for guidance. Remember, Kansas City Catholic parishes have had more than 20 years of safe trips to San Andres, Itzapa, Guatemala. Over 2,000 people have safely traveled there and back with little or no incident.

 Take a look at this video from our Mission Trips!

 

How Can You Help?

Many parishioners who would love to go, but are unable, have asked how they could help or be involved. One unique way is to sponsor a project or donate funds which will go directly to the projects we will work on while in Guatemala.

Projects and cost involved:
Cinderblock cooking stove $175.00
Small chicken coop & chickens $100.00
Concrete Floor $125.00
Gift Bag for home visits $ 35.00

If you would like to sponsor a project or make a donation, please drop a check made payable to Church of the Nativity, in the collection plate or Parish Office. In the memo line write Guatemala Fund. Gifts are 100% deductible. Thank you for your consideration of the Guatemala Fund. 


Notre Dame de Sion High School just returned from the exact place, San Andres, Nativity will be staying.
http://www.lejournallive.com/student-life/2016/03/21/guatemala-gifts-group-with-humbling-experience/

 

 More information:

Forms for Trip Participants:
 Organizing Committee: