Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Honduras Otra Vez (Once Again)

I was in Honduras for the last two weeks of November and the first ten days of December. I spent the first week in La Ceiba on the north coast, helping out in the very busy cathedral parish and doing some additional preparation for the Pan de Vida (Bread of Life) Eucharistic youth retreat planned for the last week in January, and a youth mission for Holy Week next March. My visit coincided with the annual national convention of Delegados de la Palabra de Dios (lay leaders who celebrate a Liturgy of the Word each Sunday in rural communities without a priest), hosted this year by the Diocese of La Ceiba. I was able to help fill in a little for Bishop Michael Lenihan, OFM (who also happens to be the national episcopal moderate for the Delegados) and Fr. Francisco, who accompanied the Delegados most of the days of their stay, by celebrating Mass in the Cathedral parish and three of its satellite chapels in the city. Additionally I was a guest on the weekly youth radio program and helped with Confession.

Following my time in  La Ceiba I travelled by bus to Comayagua to assist the Missioners of Christ with a week of missionary formation for youth who just finished their academic year. Above and below are photos from the week of formation.

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