La Sagrada Familia

Parroquia La Sagrada Familia (Sabana Yegua, Dominican Republic)Fr Juan Celebrating Mass

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.

To find out more about La Sagrada Familia, visit our links:

Please click here to find out more about the parish and our history with it.

To read stories and reflections from past pilgrims, please click here.

Click here to read stories about local connections with La Sagrada Familia

35th Anniversary Celebrations

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.

La Sagrada Familia Pilgrimage: An Opportunity to Experience Life in Our Sister Parish

Archbishop Visits La Sagrada Familia

Please Note: Our January 2017 trip deadline has passed. Please consider joining us for a trip later in 2017.  Come back to this page or email us at to be notified about upcoming trip opportunities.

If you have already registered for the January 2017 trip, please click on the link below to see information about the trip:

Please click here for full information about the Anniversary trip.

If you are have questions, please call 414-758-2280 or e-mail

Thank you for your interest in La Sagrada Familia.

Year of Mercy Water Project: Give Drink to the Thirsty

Jubilee Year of Mercy's July Action Give Drink to the Thirsty and the Office for World Mission's Water Project for La Sagrada Familia


As part of the Jubilee Year of Mercy in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, each month there is a focus on a corporal work of Mercy. The action for July is Give Drink to the Thirsty, which centers on water conservation at home and promoting and supporting access to clean and safe water around the world. 

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has included the Office for World Mission's Water Project for La Sagrada Familia, the archdiocesan sister parish, as part of this initiative. 

Click here to read more about the Water Project


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.

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