Presentation on theme: "MISSION HONDURAS 2014 ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA CATHOLIC CHURCH PLANNING MEETING APRIL 3, 2014 WWW.GLOBALRM.NET."— Presentation transcript:
MISSION HONDURAS 2014 ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA CATHOLIC CHURCH PLANNING MEETING APRIL 3, 2014
HOUSEKEEPING Roll call and commitment level assessment New applicants Summary of the last two trips to Honduras in Feb and March 2 marriages and 4 baptisms in Mirador La Colonia is now also preparing families for the Sacraments Website
MISSION STATEMENT To fortify the mission already begun by Franciscan University by helping to continue the journey of building the Catholic Faith, the development of high moral standards, the development of good medical and dental health practices and improvement to the general well being of the people of La Colonia and Mirador in Northeastern Honduras.
MISSION STATUS Confirmed mission date: departing Saturday, October 4 th. Returning Saturday the 11 th Confirmed Sacramental and Catechetical content via Fr. Felipe Awaiting guidelines from the medical team to decide our capabilities Both communities are preparing for our arrival Campamento & TB confirmed – Max 56 people Need to move forward with fundraising ASAP
The Franciscan School and its families have offered to host us in San Pedro Sula We will either sleep at the school or in host family homes Campamento Resort has room for 28 people Tranquility Bay has room for 28 people Teams will be split (by team if possible) into these two facilities WHERE WE WILL STAY
DAILY MISSION On a daily basis Teaching morality and English to the school children Ongoing improvements to the church buildings and grounds Medical and dental clinics in the morning Medical & dental health teachings to all Teachings on the Sacraments to the Catholic children in the afternoons
OUR AWAY TEAMS Sacramental Daily mass, anointing the sick, blessing homes, confessions, baptisms, marriages Catechetical Morning morality & English teaching, afternoon teaching on the Sacraments Medical/Dental Daily clinics, daily health lessons, Logistics Support for all aspects of the mission
OUR TEAMS All team members will participate in: Improvements to Church buildings & grounds Daily mass Community Meals Remember that each team is split in two with half going to Mirador and half in La Colonia Each team should discern two leaders with one being responsible for each community.
THE HOME TEAM The part of the team that sends the rest Fundraising from parish community Logistical support at home Gathering of materials Purchasing of goods Preparation of activities and associated supplies for the children
FUNDRAISING Each missionary must raise at least $2,000 Additional funds through parish family donations. Fundraising goal = $200,000 Each missionary should raise their own funds by inviting others into your mission Those that send and those that go
THE NEEDS 4x4 pickup for Fr. Felipe Medical & Dental equipment for Finca Clinic Raise the roof on Mirador chapel Signs for the front of each chapel Generators and associated spare parts, etc. Lighting Traveling medical and dental equipment
LA COLONIA CHAPEL Sign for the front of the chapel Mortar to cover the bricks Texture to paint Paint Adornment of the altar Grounds around the chapel – plants, gardens Stations of the Cross (Fr. Stan) Tabernacle Walkway to the bathrooms Shelves, etc for the sacristy Rock Altar
MIRADOR CHAPEL Concrete floor in sacristy Sign for the front of the chapel Raise the roof 18 Raised altar area Altar Drainage in front of the church Addition of bathrooms (missionarys use, too) Painting and beautification of building and grounds
SACRAMENTAL TEAM Secure 4 priests for the trip (Fr. Tim, Fr. Luta, Fr. Tom(?)+ 1) Prepare liturgy books Mass kits x 2 Oils for baptisms and anointing Prayer teams to go into homes with priests
CATECHETICAL TEAM Discern themes for the morning morality teachings from those remaining in the document provided Develop English lessons x 3 Discern and develop teachings on the Sacraments Develop homily themes to coincide with the other teachings Send a team to the FINCA everyday Music for liturgy and P&W
MEDICAL TEAM Determine your capabilities and establish a set of goals Determine your needs to accomplish your goals and develop a wish list of items Develop a set of patient protocols for check in, filing of information, etc. Remember that we will see these same villages again on future missions Finca Pharmacy and Dental involvement?
MEDICAL ISSUES THAT WE KNOW/SEE Diabetes Cuts from machetes Many pregnant women Broken bones from falls Open wounds Develop/discern General health teachings
DENTAL TEAM Extractions without suction Can we develop a third-world tooth replacement option? Develop/discern Dental Health teachings Portable Equipment FINCA Dental Clinic Long-term ideas
SOME THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND There are other medical and dental missions going to Trujillo (CtK in June is HUGE). Referrals & follow up – reciprocally We dont have to re-invent all of the wheels (though we are doing what nobody else has tried) I go down at least 4 times per year 2 x scouting trips FUS and StAoP Point is that if we coordinate our efforts, we can do more.
LOGISTICAL TEAM 2 buses – to take us to and from Trujillo 4 – 4x4 trucks Radios Generators Lights Patient transport Team member transport Backup equipment Fuel Community dinner food purchases (Wed. night) x 2 Support for each team as they need it
DRAFT SCHEDULE Friday night, October 3 rd – Mission Night Mass + Praise & Worship, Reconciliation Have the community pray over us Early to bed Saturday, 6:15am leave for the airport Arrive San Pedro Sula at 11:45am Lunch in the airport, pick up trucks, change money, meet the buses Take buses to local market in San Pedro Sula 3pm – to Franciscan School Adoration, mass, dinner, community time Overnight in San Pedro Sula (school or host families)
DRAFT SCHEDULE Sunday Meet at Franciscan School at 7:30am Depart for Trujillo at 8am Lunch in La Ceiba Arrive in Trujillo at ~4:00pm Possible dinner with Bishop Sole and Fr. Felipe Pack trucks for early morning supply run
DRAFT SCHEDULE Monday 5am – Depart in trucks with supplies 7:00am – Breakfast 8:00am – Mirador Team leaves in trucks and begins mission in Mirador 8:00am – Mike G leads La Colonia team to FINCA for a come and see 10:00am – La Colonia Team leaves in trucks and begins mission in La Colonia 5pm – Trucks begin shuttle back to camp ** Option for some to stay overnight in chapels -
DRAFT SCHEDULE Tuesday – Thursday Full days in the mission field 6am breakfast, then shuttles to the mountain as quickly as possible – Medical and Logistics Teams first Lunch each day will be an individual sack lunch Dinner at your hotel Wednesday evening meal in the communities Friday 7am breakfast 8am depart for mass at Puerta Castilla 5pm Arrive airport to turn in trucks, boarding passes, departure tax 7pm meet families at Franciscan School Saturday – 8am meet at Franciscan School, then to airport
NEXT STEP FUNDRAISING We cant go on mission without mission funds Your $2,000 should be raised through Mission Partners You should send a Mission Update to your Mission Partners on a regular basis keeping them a part of our mission Your costs ~$1,430 The goal is to have all funds for the mission raised by August 1 st. Some funds already have to be paid out (e.g. 25% hotel deposits) Sample letters on the website
KEYS TO EFFECTIVE FUNDRAISING Tell your personal story of what draws you into mission Impact – tell people what it is that were doing Show pictures of the chapels and children Tell how were trying to save a dwindling Catholic Community and improve their health and wellbeing Ask – dont be afraid to ask for what we need. Pictures and copies of this presentation will be on the website
WHAT WE NEED Prayers Mission Funds - $200,000 (~$130,00 from your $2k) Mission donations of medical goods, generators, lighting, electrical cords, pharmacy goods Chapel items – monstrance, tabernacles, chalices, patens, linens, etc.