Join the Sister Parish Committee

Involvement in the Sister Parish Committee is for anyone who would like to share the common bond of faith with our brothers and sisters in Nicaragua and learn about their lives and culture. This can be accomplished in various ways. There are trips to our sister parish in Nicaragua, Nicaraguan visitors who come here, and mini-projects throughout the year at St. Edward’s Church. This committee has random meetings each year and is very much an internet facilitated entity. Information and photos are shared via email during trips and throughout the year.

You are invited to join the Sister Parish Committee. We look for people who want to find ways to communicate better with this community, to enrich the relationship, and to sustain our sister relationship with them.

We also invite you to consider traveling to Jinotega to meet the wonderful people of our sister parish and to represent St. Edward’s to Our Lady of the Angels by giving them faces to associate with St. Ed’s, allowing them to retain their dignity and thank us in their own way while showing what they have to offer to us as part of our reciprocal relationship.

You may also be interested in hosting people who occasionally visit from our Sister Parish community. In the past that has included two different priests, Padre Duglas & Padre Eliar, Victorino (the head of the non-governmental organization we work with), and Vilma, one of the Pastorales de los Infermos (Pastoral Ministers).

The reason I continue to be involved with our sister parish in Nicaragua is because I see the needs there and I have family friends and parish of St. Ed’s here who would like to help in a meaningful way. There needs to be a connection. I am the bridge between all of you and them. I was also interested in helping the poor, but the side benefit of all my visits and projects there is that I have experienced phenomenal personal growth and made friendships that will last a lifetime. I am amazed at the joy and love the people exude even in the midst of their poverty and pain. They are truly happy to see us and they feel special that we have come all that way just to see them. Each trip I take is special, different and the people I meet a true blessing to me.   – Sue K

To get involved or learn more, contact the parish office at (952) 835-7101.

A Favorite Prayer

Christ has no body but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
Compassion on this world,
Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good,
Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world.
Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,
Yours are the eyes, you are his body.
Christ has no body now but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
compassion on this world.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours.

– Teresa of Ávila