EASTER JOY FROM GUATEMALA
April 20, 2014
Friends and Family,
I am writing this letter on Easter Sunday. Holy Week is over. Beautiful customs, traditions, and beliefs are part of Holy Week celebrations. The Passion and Death of Jesus is re enacted, with great drama and color, in small towns and cities, in the streets, and in churches. On Holy Thursday, families share bread with friends and strangers. Washing of the Feet of the Disciples, and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, are part of our Holy Thursday Church Services. On Good Friday, the Passion and Death of Christ, is dramatized on the streets of every town, and in Church liturgies. In the past, the climax of Holy Week was Good Friday. The Church has always emphasized the Resurrection, but only recently has it become the focus of celebration here. Following Easter Vigil, images of the Resurrected Christ and Mary, the Mother of Sorrows, are carried on shoulders of Parish Youth, and come together, in front of the Church, for the “Encounter”! Images of Mary, the Sorrowful Mother, and the Resurrected Christ, bow to one another, as the youth genuflect with the images. Bombs, music, fireworks fill the sky with glorious songs! “CHRIST IS RISEN”, IN OUR LIVES.
I want to thank you, for your generosity and caring for the POOR, in the Clinica Maxeña. I thank you for your private donations and your support of the ACA Campaign of the Diocese of Helena, MT. Our Guatemala Mission is in its 50th year, our “GOLDEN JUBILEE”! THANK YOU!
Please Continue to support our Clinic Check out Facebook for
Donations can be sent to: CLINICA MAXEÑA
Guatemala Mission Diocese of Helena
P.O. Box 1729
Helena, MT. 59624
NOTE FOR CLINICA MAXEÑA