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IMPORTANT WEEK FOR CHURCH AND LIVES OF PEOPLE
"ALL SAINTS DAY AND ALL SOULS DAY"



           THESE TWO DAYS ARE DAYS OF PRAYER, REMEMBRANCE AND
           VISITING GRAVES OF LOVED ONES.  TODAY FAMILIES COME  TO CEMETERY
           TO PREPARE THE GRAVE SITES OF LOVED ONES, WITH PAINT, FLOWERS,
           AND REVERENCE.  PREPARATIONS ARE SIMPLE; FLOWERS FROM 
           THEIR HOME GARDEN, ELABORATE BOQUETS,  NEWLY HAND PAINTED
           NAMES ON GRAVE SITES, TOMBSTONES REPAINTED.   TOMORROW BANDS                 WILL PLAY TYPICAL MAYAN AND RELIGIOUS MUSIC;  FRIENDS, PASTORS                 WILL READ PRAYERS ALOUD FOR THE DECEASED.  THE CEMETERY WILL 
            BE PACKED WITH FAMILIES AND FRIENDS AT THE GRAVESITES TO 
           REMEMBER WITH LOVE AND SORROW THE LOSS OF LOVED ONES.
           MASS WILL BE CELEBRATED IN THE PARISH CHURCHES AND CEMETERY,
           DURING THESE HOLY DAYS, THERE IS PRAYER FOR ETERNAL REST  AND                   FAMILY AND  FRIENDS, WHOSE LIVES ARE FOREVER …
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                                           WELCOME TO THE CLINICA MAXEÑA!!

           THE CLINICA MAXEÑA WAS FOUNDED IN 1966!!  THE CLINIC IS A PARISH
           CLINIC THAT SERVES ALL, REGARDLESS OF RELIGION, OR ABILITY  TO   
           PAY!! WE HAVE SERVICES OF MEDICAL CONSULT, EMERGENCY ROOM,  
            LABORATORY SERVICES, ELECTROCARDIOGRAM, ULTRA SOUND, 
            INTRAVENOUS INFUSIONS AND BLOOD TRANFUSIONS.  WE PROVIDE
            ACCOMPANIMENT, AMBULANCE ASSISTENCE TO NATIONAL HOSPITALS.
            TRANSLATIONS OF MAYAN DIALECT IN HOSPITALS,  REFERENCE TO  
             NATIONAL HOSPITALS AND SPECIALISTS!  WE ARE HERE TO SERVE, AND 
            PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO THE MOST POOR  AND TO OBTAIN HEALTH
            CARE FOR ALL!!  THANK YOU TO THE DIOCESE OF HELENA, MONTANA!
            AND TO ARCHBISHOP RAYMOND G. HUNTHAUSEN, FOUNDER OF THE
            CLINICA MAXEÑA!!!



Medical and Nutritional Needs GREAT!

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THE CLINICA MAXEÑA IS ON THE ENTRANCE OF OUR COMMUNITY, SANTO TOMAS
LA UNION.  OUR PARISH IS" SANTO TOMAS EL APOSTLE
".  THE DIOCESE OF HELENA, MONTANA BEGAN OUR MISSION IN RESPONSE OF REQUEST OF POPE TO SEND
PRIESTS, RELIGIOUS PERSONS AND PROGRAMS TO HELP IN LATIN AMERICA IN 1964!

WE ARE PROUD OF OUR PRESENCE OF CHURCH AND ACCOMPANIEMENT OF THIS
MAYAN POPULATION!  WE NOW HAVE FOUR MAYAN PRIESTS AND THREE MAYAN
RELIGIOUS SISTERS, WHO HAVE MAINTAINED A PRESENCE IN OUR SCHOOL, "ASUNCIÓN"! FOR MANY YEARS!  THANK YOU!!  OUR POPULATION IN THE
MOUNTAIN VILLAGES HAS MULTIPLIED MANY TIMES!
WE HAVE BEEN BLESSED TO ALSO HAVE A QUICHE SPEAKING, MEDICAL DOCTOR,
"JORGE", WHO IS HAPPY TO BE HERE WITH HIS FAMILY!

THESE HOWEVER ARE DIFFICULT TIMES FOR THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE GUATEMALAN RURAL MOUNTAIN VILLAGES. THE PRICE OF COFFEE IS LOW AND UNJUST, THE HARVEST IS POOR!  PEOPLE ARE FLEEING NORTH FOR HUNGER  AND SURVIVAL!  HOW CAN WE HELP THEM AS "CHURCH"!!!


FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS COCO!!! 10 AÑOS HOY!!!

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HOY CELEBRÉMOS DIEZ AÑOS DE COCO! "MASCOT" DE LA CLINICA MAXEÑA    
HAPPY BIRTHDAY COCO FROM ALL YOUR FRIENDS!
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A JOYFUL SUNDAY MORNING CELEBRATING WORLD DAY OF HEALTHY AND                                                           ADEQUATE FOOD FOR ALL!!


                   THERE WAS CELEBRATION OF MASS, MUSIC AND OCCASIONAL
                   BOMB!  MANY WERE SETTING  UP TABLES FOR PASTORAL HEALTH 
                   AND DAY OF ALIMENTATION. THIS IS A DAY TO RECOGNIZE HEALTHY 
                   AND ADEQUATE FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY!  MANY DIFFERENT 
                   PARISH GROUPS  AND COMMUNITIES PARTICIPATE.  THE CLINICA
                   MAXEÑA WAS THERE EARLY TO ASSIST THE SET UP OF FOR THIS 
                    DAY!  OUR PASTORAL HEALTH IS LOOKING FOR NEW WAYS  TO   
                    HAVE LESS CONTAMINATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT,  BY LESS     
                    USE OF PLASTIC BAGS, AND STERIFOAM DISHES AND CUPS! 
                    THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRESENCE!  THE CLINIC WAS     
                    PRESENT WITH ORGANIC DRINKS, " COFFEE", OF THE COOPERATIVE                        OF   PAS…
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"PASTORAL HEALTH;  THE SPIRITUAL ASPECT OF 
                         HEALTH CARE AND THE SICK IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH"


                         THE CLINICA MAXEÑA, AS A PARISH CLINIC IN GUATEMALA,
                          IS AN ACTIVE PARTICIPANT OF PASTORAL HEALTH.  OUR 
                          DIOCESE HAS MEETINGS, OF REPRESENTATIVES OF HEALTH 
                          CARE CLINICS, AND PERSONS WHO VISIT  IN  HOMES, THE 
                          ELDERLY AND SICK OF THE PARISH.


                           ONCE A MONTH, PERSONS WHO ARE PARTICIPANTS OF 
                           HEALTH EDUCATION OF INFANTS AND CHILDREN, ALSO 
                           MEET ONCE A MONTH. FAMILIES ARE VISITED IN THEIR 
                           HOMES AND IN GROUPS.  THIS PROGRAM IS "PRIMER  
                           INFANCIA"   PADRE MINOR TAGUAL IS OUR PRIEST 
                           REPRESENTATIVE OF PASTORAL HEALTH.

                           THIS WEE…
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               THE FEAST DAY OF SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI 

PATRON SAINT OF THE CLINICA MAXEÑA
             SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI STATUE IS ON THE ENTRANCE OF THE CLINIC!!
             YESTERDAY I WENT TO AFTERNOON MASS FOR SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI!     
              THE CLINICA MAXEÑA IS TO SERVE THE POOR AS A PARISH
              CLINIC. COCO CAME UP TO VISIT ST. FRANCIS!  COCO WILL CELEBRATE HIS
              TENTH BIRTHDAY OCTOBER 19TH!!  CANELO IS OUT FOR A WALK.
              HE IS ONE OF THE MAINTENANCE SHOP GUARD DOGS!!
              BLESSINGS OF SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI!

DONATE TO THE CLINICA  MAXEÑA, TO HELP THE POOR WE SERVE!
              SEND YOUR DONATION TO GUATEMALA MISSION, CLINICA MAXEÑA,
              DIOCESE OF HELENA, MT.,  P.O. BOX 1729,  HELENA, MT. 59624
              THANK YOU ALSO FOR PRAYERS FOR OUR MISSION!






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CELEBRATION WITH JOY, FEAST OF PATRON, SAINT TERESA, LITTLE FLOWER
OF JESUS, IN PARISH CENTER CHURCH OF OVER 140 MAYAN COMMUNITIES, IN THE LOWER COAST OF MISSION AREA, WHERE DIOCESE OF HELENA, MT. BEGAN A  MISSION IN 1964!!!

THIS PARISH CHURCH STRUCTURE IS FOUR YEARS OLD.  THE STRUCTURE NOT YET FINISHED FOR LACK OF FUNDS!  THE CHURCH FAITHFUL OVERFLOWED INTO THE FIESTA AREA OF FERRIS WHEEL, THE COMMUNITY CENTER, HOMES, CELEBRATION!! MUSIC, PRAYER, JOY FILLED THE COMMUNITY, THE SKY!! IMMIGRANTS HAVE SENT HOME DONATIONS TO HELP FINISH THE STRUCTURE!! CAN YOU HELP!! THEIR IS NO ROOF, FLOOR, TERMINATION OF WALLS!

THIS IMMENSE PARISH AREA IS ATTENDED BY FOUR MAYAN PRIESTS!  THEY LIVE ON MISSION GROUNDS BUILT BY  THE DIOCESE OF HELENA, MT. THEY ALSO SERVE THE PARISH OF SANTO TOMAS APOSTLE, OF THE MISSION OF THE DIOCESE OF HELENA, MT.  THIS PARISH CHURCH IS IN THE COMMUNITY OF XOJOLA, NAHUALA, DIOCESE OF SOLOLA, GUATEMALA, CENTRAL AMERICA!  CAN YOU HELP THIS  PARISH, THESE PRIESTS, AND THE DIOC…