Msgr. Gregory Schaffer
by request through
the San Lucas
Mission Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Msgr. Gregory T. Schaffer, pastor for 48 years of the diocese’s mission parish of San Lucas Toliman in Guatemala, died May 24 at Cerenity Care Center Marian of St. Paul, Minn., after a long battle with lymphoma/cancer. He was 78. Read more.
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, as pastor of the mission of San Lucas Toliman in Guatemala. Fr. Fito will continue to serve as parochial vicar.
For more detailed information about the
mission of San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala
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: fight both the immediate effects of poverty and its underlying causes.
For over 49 years, the Diocese of New Ulm, Minnesota, 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 of San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala contact Kathy Huebert, Diocese of New Ulm, 1400 Sixth St. North, New Ulm, MN 56073, (507) 359-2966, email@example.com.
San Lucas Newsletter
(provided by the San Lucas Mission Office)
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