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First Communion Children 5/2017

Sister Parish (El Salvador)

Sister Parish
San Jose Ojos de Agua, El Salvador, CA and St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Burien, WA USA

Celebrating over 20 years of Two Parishes, one people of God.
Celebración de nuestro 20mo año de dos parroquias, una persona de dios.

The community of El Tablon has completed the rebuilding project for their new church.   Many thanks to the children and families of St. Francis of Assisi school, Frances Davis and the 50+ group and to all who helped us collect the $12,000 in donations which we were able to send the Sister Parish to complete this project.

We take a collection quarterly, to support the sister parish.  Your donations help to fund  religious education and assorted ministries of our Sister Parish and their 14 communities in El Salvador.  Thank you for your support.


Family-to-Family Program

We now have 44 children and families in the program. All the children and families received Easter cards.
Cost is only $250 a year to support their entire family, purchase school uniforms and supplies, provide medical, dental and vision exams for the children and families, along with providing nutritional supplements.  Please consider participating in this exciting relationship, as the families and children enjoy being able to develop personal relationships with the families here!

We collect letters to send to the families at Christmas and Easter.  We also collect letters and small gifts to send when the delegation visits us or we visit them, alternating yearly. 

How do I get involved with the Sister Parish?

There are many ways to get involved and participate in this exciting and enriching ministry:  we need families and individuals to sponsor children in the family-to-family program, donations to the general ministry of the many programs our Sister Parish puts on within their communities, help translating letters to and from Spanish, and help supporting our quarterly collections and the El Tablon church rebuilding project.  If you are interested in helping, please contact Maria Balsiger at 206-242-3837 or smjdbalsiger@msn.com. Thank you to all for your support.

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