Presentation on theme: "Holy Cross Mission Parish"— Presentation transcript:
1Holy Cross Mission Parish 50 years of La Crosse Diocesan Missionary PresenceSanta Cruz, Bolivia
2MISSIONARY ZEALFr. Joseph Walijewsk has the opportunity to fulfill a promise to the Blessed Virgin Mary.“If ordained, I will offer three years of my priesthood in the missions to the service of the poor.Fr. Joseph WalijewskiBorn: ………. March 15, 1924Ordained: ……. April 16,1950Bolivia: …………... July, 1956Eternal Life: .… April 11,2006
3THE MISSION CROSSA providential contact put him in touch with newly ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Santa Cruz, Msgr. Charlie Brown, MM.Soon he received the Mission Cross from Bishop John Patrick Treacy.
4SANTA CRUZ, BOLIVIASanta Cruz de la Sierra was a dusty town on the edge of the jungle just beginning to grow due to migrations after a petroleum war with Paraguay.Pop. 1956: 50,0002006: 1,500,000
5A NEW PARISH“Padre José” had to travel to Brazil to buy cement for the new Church.Fr. Al Wozniak soon came to help build it.“La Santa Cruz” (Holy Cross) parish was dedicated on May 3rd, 1958.
6PARISH SCHOOLThe Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa came in 1960 to support the parish and its new school.Fr. Emmitt Faber arrived in 1961.The parish founded a savings and loan cooperative.
7Eucharistic Congress - 1960 Our altar was built for the 1961 Eucharistic Congress when the monument to Christ the Redeemer was erected a 2 blocks from our Church.It often serves for public events.
8Eight Priests from La Crosse 1956: Fr. Joseph Walijewski1958: Fr. Aloysius Wozniak1961: Fr. Emmet Faber1963: Fr. Ed Penchi1968: Fr. Robert Pedretti1973: Fr. Tom Donaldson1975: Fr. John Swing1988: Fr. Robert Flock
914 Sinsinawa Dominicans: 1960-2002 Sr. Cristina FeaganSr. Emilia EmdenSr. Guadalupe SoriaSr. Helen GlynnSr. Helen Mary RaycraftSr. Joaquín BazánSr. Lou Anne WilletteSr. Maria Ann StelbachSr. Patricia SmithSr. Philomena NeenanSr. Rosaleen HanleySr. Rosemary HuddlestonSr. Sulpice KortendickSr. Teresa Auad
10New Parishes 1969: Santo Domingo 1987: La Resurrección 1996: San Miguel Arcángel2003: Santa Rosa de Lima
12Future Divisions Parroquia La Santa Cruz Capilla San Juan Bautista di RossiParroquia Nuestra Señora de GuadalupeCristo ResucitadoNuestra Señora de La CandelariaSagrado Corazón de María:María ReinaSanta María MagdalenaNatividad de la VirgenJuan Pablo II
14La Santa Cruz Parish School Began in 1961 with the Arrival of the Sinsinawa Dominican SistersGrades 1-12AM – Private Catholic School: ~850 Students, Tuition $33PM – “Convenio” Public School: Students, $2 fee.
15Parish ClinicBegan in 1963 in the garage, later moved to Social Center, New Clinic built in 1994.General MedicinePediatricsGynecologyDental CareLab Samples
16La Santa Cruz Rebuilding Program New Rectory: Completed 2002: $66,000 Pastoral Center: Under Construction: $181420New Church:Convert old Church to Auditorium
18Parish Pastoral Center Offices Ground FloorPastorAssociateSecretaryCaritas & FamilySecond FloorYouth Ministry and ConfirmationCatechetics and CEBsReligion TeachersOtherEight Halls for Meetings and CatechesisThree measure 10 x 10 metersThree measure 8 x 10 metersTwo measure 5 x 8 meters
22Chapels San Juan Bautista di Rossi For Barrios Macdonald, Avaro y 23 de MayoTwo halls, kitchen and bathrooms built so far.
23Sagrado Corazón de María Built by Claretianos in 1970.P. Juan Kurahashi SDBSmall Church and Airconditioned Hall with kitchen and bathrooms.Offices and small priest residence.Three Sunday MassesNeeds enlarging to become new parish.
24María Reina Chapel completed in 1988 A meeting hall was later added. Located outside parish limits
25Santa María Magadalena Pastoral Center built in 2002Includes offices and caretakers residence.
26Natividad de la Virgen María Completed in 1990A meeting hall was later addedWe are presently adding outdoor corridors
27Juan Pablo IIAll we have so far is an empty lot in Barrio Dos de AbrilJohn Paul II died on April 2nd, 2005.Roof struts from old pastoral center will be used in this construction.
28Cristo Resucitado Chapel built in 1983 and enlarged in 2001. A clinic was added in 1987 and in 1997 converted to a convent for the “Sisters of Our Lady of Peace”, also enlarged in 2001.There are 2 masses every Sunday in this our largest chapel.
29La Candelaria Chapel completed in 1986 Improvements made by Fr. Roger ClarkeThe roof should be raised higher and the windows replacedA meeting hall is needed, bathrooms.Santa Ana Private Catholic School located nearby
30Guadalupe First Chapel built in 1982 (Holy Family) New Chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe completed in 1992.Pastoral Center with offices and rectory completed in 2005.Ready to become a New Parish, with Cristo Resucitado and Candelaria Chapels
31UrubóWith the help of the Sisters and Catechists at Cristo Resucitado Chapel we have been crossing the river to attend this community.We replaced their “Pahuichi” with a larger structure.Unfortunely, the area is losing its population.It is surrounded by gated communities for the wealthy
32Team Ministry Fr. Robert Flock: Pastor Fr. Ed Penchi: Associate Fr. Juan Kurahashi, SDBDeacon Pedro MendozaDeacon Carlos ArceSister Virginia GutiérrezOscar VargasGregorio SaucedoAdán ChavarríaIvonne Tambaré de VargasMarina SalazarJudith OñaMaría YepezCarmen RitaCarmen de Landivar