On the weekend of July 7-8, 2012, Epiphany made the focus of this year’s Propagation of the Faith collection, our friends in Honduras. The theme this year is “Rebuild the Hope in Honduras”.
In early June, we received news of the death by street violence of the 24-year-old son of one of the very active members of Divine Mercy parish in Fuerzas Unidas. This is the parish we have been helping in many different ways for more than 4 years. Suyapa, the mother of this young man, has a prayer partner here at Epiphany – Susan Williams. Our whole parish, as well as her prayer partner, have been praying for Suyapa in her grief.
For years now, Suyapa and her community members have been dreaming of a Youth Center, a place where their kids could go instead of to the streets, where gangs and violence await them. So we have decided it will be our dream, too. We’ve know many families affected by this violence. [Click here for information.]
On our first trip to Honduras, we helped start this Youth Center. All that remains to be built is one wall, a floor, and a roof. We have a delegation going in August, and they would like to bring the money needed to finish the project.