On June 13, 2012, Bishop Gonzalo de Villa y Vasquez, the Bishop of Solola, appointed Fr. John Goggin, a priest of the Diocese of New Ulm, pastor of the parish in San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala.
For more detailed information about the
San Lucas mission go to www.sanlucasmission.org.
Guatemala is a country of striking contrasts. Breathtakingly beautiful countryside abuts desperate poverty. Thirty years ago, the Parroquia of San Lucas Toliman began its relationship with the people of Guatemala. The work started with recognition and appreciation of the rich Mayan culture and the heartfelt understanding that God's love is for all. The goal was simple: enhance and enrich the whole person - spiritually, intellectually, and physically. The mission is to fight the immediate effects of poverty and its underlying causes.
For over 50 years, the Diocese of New Ulm and friends from throughout the United States have provided tremendous support for the parish of San Lucas and the Mayan people. Without this support, better educational opportunities, health care, and living conditions would not have been possible.
For more information about the development efforts happening in San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala, contact the Friends of San Lucas:
4679 Cambridge Drive
Eagan, MN 55122
Arch Mrkvicka, Executive Director - 507-573-5467
Terri Wong, Mission Activities and Communications Coordinator - 651-314-0024
Fax - 651-688-6221
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