Parroquia La Sagrada Familia (Sabana Yegua, Dominican Republic)
La Sagrada Familia (Holy Family) is the Archdiocese of Milwaukee's Sister Parish in the Dominican Republic. It has been the missionary outreach of our archdiocese since 1981. That's almost 35 years of shared faith and friendship!
The parish is located in the province of Azua, in the southwest region of the Dominican Republic. It serves 30,000 people living in 22 towns and villages. Sabana Yegua is the largest town, with a population of approximately 10,000. The parish center, with its main church, offices and parish hall, is located there.
To attend to the many needs of the parish, usually two priests from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee work with a pastoral staff and dozens of volunteers from the region (all of whom are native to the Dominican Republic).
In addition to nurturing the spiritual needs of the parish through evangelization, catechesis, the celebration of the sacraments in every village, prayer groups, adult and youth formation and leadership training, the priests and the staff strive to address the various material needs of parishioners. Endemic poverty, lack of proper health care, insufficient educational opportunities and inadequate housing are only some of the challenges facing our parishioners in La Sagrada Familia.
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In 2016, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee celebrates 35 years of sisterhood with La Sagrada Familia Parish in the Dominican Republic. We in the Office for World Mission want you to share in the celebration.
35th Anniversary Mass
We had a truly wonderful time sharing faith and friendship at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist with Archbishop Listecki, La Sagrada Familia co-pastor Fr. Juan Manuel Camacho, several former pastors of La Sagrada Familia and the faithful of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
Pictures and video coming soon! In the meantime, visit our facebook page to see photos and watch the video prepared for the event by our pastoral team in the Dominican Republic.