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St. Elizabeth El Salvador Ministry

 

Mission
The mission of the El Salvador Ministry is to promote solidarity and exchange between the St. Elizabeth Parish community and our sister communities in El Salvador, Romero Community and

Palo Grande/Suchitoto.


For more information about the El Salvador Ministry, contact Kerm Fendler at 913-488-7790 or kfendler47@gmail.com.

 

Quick Links
- Online Giving (or download our free Vanco Mobile app from the App Store or Google Play)
- Annual Scholarship Appeal

- Amazon wish list for Romero Community Art Therapy Program

 

In Their Own Words

Hear from four scholarship students about their experience during the
pandemic. Click on their names (below) to view these short videos: 

Allison

Eduardo
Joselyn
Yaquelin


Annual Scholarship Appeal

The first $20,000 in donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar by a group of anonymous donors!
The academic year in El Salvador begins in February. In 2021, STE sponsored 114 students (62 Catholic grade school, 33 high school and 19 university). Over the past 9 years STE has raised $197,000, therefore sponsoring 636 scholarships. With your help, we hope to fund more scholarships in 2021, since there is more demand for scholarships than what is currently available. Please see scholarship quick link above for more information.
 

Annual scholarship amounts:
· $155—Catholic Grade School
· $300—High School
· $1,000—University

 

 

Art Supply Drive
In recent years, the Romero Community began an art therapy program serving members of their community and those living in surrounding communities. To help them continue this important work, we have created an amazon wish list (link above)

 

 

Adult Mission Trip to El Salvador
FEBRUARY 2 – 9, 2022*

For the eighth year, St Elizabeth’s is sponsoring an adult mission trip to El Salvador. The dates are February 2 – 9, 2022, and you are invited to join us. You will have the opportunity to learn about the history of El Salvador, visit historic sites, including the home of Saint Oscar Romero,
tour the mountainous countryside and experience Salvadoran cuisine. More importantly, you will meet, spend time with, and workwith Salvadorans from St. Elizabeth’s sister communities. Join the St. E.’s delegationand see for yourself why those who have traveled with us in the past look forward to returning. As Fr. Dean Brackley, a Jesuit who lived and worked in El Salvador for 22 years, said, “I tell you that you will fall in love with the people of El Salvador and you will be hooked for life.”

 

To reserve your spot, or for more information, contact Kerm Fendler at 913-488-7790 or kfendler47@gmail.com. Space is limited, so contact him as soon as possible.


*We are monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic situation both in the U.S. and in El Salvador. We will make a final decision on whether we will go or not go in November 2021


Additional Oppportunites
We welcome all parishioners who are interested in helping further our outreach efforts including: Salvadoran craft fairs, Parish Fiesta, hosting visiting Salvadoran scholarship students and more.For more information please contact Kerm Fendler,  (913-488-7790 or kfendler47@gmail.com.

 

El Salvador Ministry Board Meetings
Regular meetings of the St. Elizabeth El Salvador Ministry (ESM) Board are held on the second Tuesday of the months of August, November, February, and May. All meetings are held in the Parish Ministry Center and begin at 7:00 pm.

 

Romero Prayer

It helps, now and then,
to step back and take the long view.

 

The Kingdom is not only beyond our efforts;
It is even beyond our vision.
We accomplish in our lifetime only a fraction
of the magnificent enterprise that is God’s work.

 

Nothing we do is complete,
which is another way of saying
that the kingdom always lies beyond us.
No statement says all that could be said. 
No prayer fully expresses our faith. 
No confession brings perfection. 
No pastoral visit brings wholeness. 
No program accomplishes the church’s mission. 
No set of goals and objectives includes everything.

 

This is what we are about.
We plant the seeds that one day will grow. 
We water the seeds already planted,
knowing that they hold future promise. 
We lay foundations that will need further development. 
We provide yeast that produces effects far beyond our capabilities.

 

We cannot do everything

and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that. 
This enables us to do something and to do it well. 

It may be incomplete,
but it is a beginning,
a step along the way,
an opportunity for the Lord’s grace
to enter and do the rest. 

 

We may never see the end results,
but that is the difference
between the master builder and the worker.
We are workers, not master builders;
ministers, not messiahs.
We are prophets of a future
not our own.

- Bishop Ken Untener