Bienvenidos - Welcome to the El Salvador Page!
Update: March 2020
Bienvenidos – Want to see your donations in action? Click here to see progress on the Library Project, Biblioteca Parroquial De San Cristobal, in our sister parish. The team and community in El Salvador have been working hard to turn their vision into reality.
If you would like to help our brothers and sisters complete this project, your donation can help purchase a small window for $30, a door for $120, a large view window for $600 or the stairs of $325. All donations are welcome and any amount will help. Click here to Make an Online Donation to the Library Project. Thank you for prayerfully considering!
Children do not have access to libraries in rural communities of El Salvador. In 2017 a library was established in San Cristóbal through our sister-parish partnership. The large parish hall currently houses 20 computers and 200 books, and houses many activities. A quiet space is needed. Our Salvadoran twinning team designated a utility shed on parish grounds as the future sight of the new library. From July 8-August 25 you are invited to participate with the 2019 Summer Solidarity Challenge (flyer). The dream is to create a quiet space where children and adults have access to books from around the word. San Cristóbal created this short video for us to embrace their vision. While the team in El Salvador is working on acquiring the building supplies needed to make renovations, we are fundraising to purchase furniture books and Kindles for the library. Check out this cool video created for Ohio folks to see the vision of the new library.
Photos: Children reading outside on parish grounds, and the parish leadership team in San Cristobal, El Salvador.
2019 Ohio Sister Parish Conference Schedule:
Christians for Peace in El Salvador (CRISPAZ) facilitates the in-country process. This is a faith-based encounter with the Salvadoran people learning about their lives, histories and hopes for the future…while embracing the vision of living-out global solidarity. The 2018 delegation will draw a special focus on the global crisis surrounding migration. Pope Francis has called us to "Share the Journey"
Dates of Travel: Tuesday, May 29 - Thursday, June 7, 2018 | 10 days 9 nights
*Two nights have been added to the original dates set.
Program Fee includes housing, in-country meals and in-country travel, interpreter.
The program fee for 10 days 9 nights is $950. This includes meals, lodging, in-country tavel, and the CRISPAZ delegation coordinator and interpreter. Organizers will assist in allocating travel subsidies for those who need financial assistance. Applications for travel assistance are available from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati ($350) and your faith community (100-200).
Cost for members of: St Michael | Ss. Peter & Paul.
$400 For young adults 16yrs - 30yrs (March 1 application deadline)
$500 First-time participants who are parishioners. *Members of Pastoral Council, Commission members, Catechists
* Participants Age 16 and 17 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
1. CRISPAZ Participation Manual
2. Application: NFL Application to Participate
3. CRISPAZ Participation Waiver
4. CRISPAZ Participant Information on El Slavador
4. Application: 2018 Archdiocese of Cincinnati $350 Travel Subsidy (send email request)
5a. Application: Unbound
5b. Application for those Visiting Sponsored Friend
6. Archdiocese Parish of Cincinnati and Parish Liability Form
7. Travel Insurance (traveler's option)
8. Passport: Apply at least 6 weeks in advance (Minster or Sidney Post Office) photo is needed: Passport Application
Please read these articles while you discern if this is the right "Short Term Mission Trip" for you