During Lent, the Mission Committee invites your household to share in a prayer vigil for St. Thomas’s sister parish, Iglesia Santo Domingo de Guzman in Chichipate, El Estor, Izabal, Guatemala. The pandemic has hit hard in this community, which is still recovering from Hurricanes Eta and Iota. St. Thomas has already sent emergency relief money. Our prayers are another important way of reaching out to them.

We’re asking for households to sign up for a week at a time. Your responsibilities would be –

Pick up the Vigil Basket from the welcome table at church on Sunday.

Set up a place of prayer in your home, with the fabric and the votive candle. Take a picture to share with our sister parish and email it to Pamela Smith.

Light the votive candle and say one of the prayers each day, or say a prayer of your own.

Return the basket to church the next Sunday.

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