August 27, 2020

Nine volunteers, from Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Alabama, and Wayne Miedzinksi from St. John’s Parish, and Sr. Luke Boiarksi, SCN, returned once again to Las Flores in Belize to continue their mission of helping families in need.

Wayne believes so passionately in th...

May 20, 2019

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth History & Mission

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth (SCNs) were founded in 1812 by Mother Catherine Spalding (originally from Charles County, MD) and Bishop David. The SCNs reported to St. John's School in a teaching capacity at its openi...

December 1, 2017

The first Belize mission team from St. John's Parish embarked on January 19, 2014, to build the St. John's Hollywood House for a young mother, Delvorine, and her two boys. It was such an exciting and rewarding experience!

The team of thirteen traveled to Nazar...

November 1, 2017

Shortly after Becky's return from her first mission trip to build a house in Belize, she joined a team of three and traveled to Botswana in Africa in May 2014. She worked with the SCNs in Metsimotlhabe providing assistance to hospice and a daycare. She gave a presentat...

October 1, 2017

Dan traveled to the Crow Indian Reservation in Pryor, MT, to assist three SCNs in several needed repairs in this beautiful part of the country. Two SCNs of Fort Leavenworth reside on the Crow Reservation.

The volunteer team stayed at the St. Charles Mission Sc...

September 1, 2017

A team left in October 2015 to build the St. John's Bill Schaefer House for a young mother, Rosa, and her children: Miguel, Leah, Terri Lynn, Gloria, and another baby on the way.

Bill was a parishioner who enjoyed the initial immersion mission in 2014 but went home to t...

August 1, 2017

After orientation in Nazareth, KY, a team of ten missionaries left for Belize.

Part of the mission team would be painting a Catholic school, St. Jude School. The school was a large, simple structure with basic accommodations for the students. Since St. Jude's colors wer...

July 1, 2017

In July 2016, the Hicks, Schaefer, and Norris families set out for Dunbar, PA, to assist in painting the mobile homes of three families. This was a pilot "Family/Children" mission under the direction of Luke Boiarski, SCN. The team included teen and pre-teen children a...

June 1, 2017

In January 2017, two individuals from St. John's were requested by Luke Boiarski, SCN, to travel to Las Flores, Belize, to assist in the building of a block house. This project differed from the other home-building missions that St. John's had undertaken because it use...

May 1, 2017

On February 18, a commissioning ceremony was held to enlist parish support and prayers for the mission team, who were going to build the St. John's House for a widowed mother, Gladys, and her two children, David and Jessica. This was the 314th house that HIHM had built...

April 1, 2017

A member of St. John's Parish joined Luke Boiarski, SCN, in a disaster response effort in Durant, MS. A tornado had swept through this town, causing considerable damage. The SCN Disaster Response Team consisted of nine members, who helped four families get back into th...

March 1, 2017

The Commissioning Ceremony for the St. John's team leaving for Belize was held at the 5pm Mass on March 4, 2018. This effort was dedicated to building the Monsignor Harris House. The volunteers were joined by Angela Hicks, SCN, who has a personal history with St. John'...

February 1, 2017

Over the past few years, several members of our parish have been able to assist Luke Boiarski, SCN, in helping Manuel realize his dream of a new home.

Manuel is a man in his twenties whom Sr. Luke met as a young boy. Since then, he has selflessly volunteered with other...

January 2, 2017

The Commissioning Ceremony for the St. John’s team leaving for Belize was held at the 5 p.m. Mass on March 23, 2019.  This effort was dedicated to building the Debbie Dugan House, in honor of our faithful church Facilities Manager who passed away in the summer of 2017....

December 1, 2016

Twelve volunteers, including four parishioners from St. John’s Parish, and three SCNs, set out for Big Sky country at the Crow Reservation in Montana for fellowship, spirituality, history, and acts of service.

Volunteers were hosted at Larry Falls Down’s ranch, the Diam...

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