Updates from Connect2 El Salvador

GroupIn March last year we were delighted when Julia and Fidel from El Salvador spent a couple of days with us here in North Wales. Partner visits are always very special occasions, and this was made even more special when during Stations of the Cross in St David’s Primary School it was announced that Pope Francis had been elected. It was a unique moment, where the two communities of Puentecitos and St David’s were able to share in the joy of this news.

Since Julia and Fidel returned to Puentecitos we have continued to keep in touch, and also hear news from Erasmo and Sandra, who did not travel to Wales but travelled with Julia and Fidel during their visit to the UK.

You can read Erasmo’s letter here

Also, we received a letter from the children in Puentecitos:

“To students and children in schools in Wales:

Dear friends,

We are children and teenagers of the Children’s Missionary group in Guaymango, El Salvador.  We want to tell you that we were really happy to receive the presents and cards you sent us.  Here in El Salvador the Youth Missionary Movement works with children and teenagers in many parishes.  In our group there are 9 children and we meet every week to study a book with 52 topics which takes one year to work through.  Our book is called “Small Missionary Steps”, and as we are starting with the first book, we are in the stage “green wheat”.

We want you to know that every week when we get together for our meetings we pray for all the children of the World.  We study the chapter for that week and we bring something to share.  In this way we are learning to love Jesus and our brothers and sisters.  We especially want you to know that we are always praying for you.

With lots of love,

The children of Puentecitos.”

To find out how your parish can become a Connect2 parish for El Salvador or Brazil, Cambodia and Ethiopia visit:


Christmas in Brazil

family commissionThe Marriage and Family Life Commission will be holding a Family Day on:

Sunday, 1 December 2013

At Pantasaph Friary (CH8 8PN)

11:45am – 4:00pm

This will be a day to celebrate family life, and will include lots of crafts and activities for all the family. At 4 pm Bishop Peter will celebrate Mass.

This is a free event where all are welcome.

CAFOD will be giving a craft workshop called ‘Christmas in Brazil’, where young people will be invited to make Brazil themed tree decorations, and hear Clare speak about her trip to Brazil this summer with CAFOD.


Please bring a packed lunch, tea, coffee and squash will be provided.

For more information please contact: Margaret Hinton, Diocesan Marriage and Family Life Coordinator by email margaretmfl@hotmail.co.uk or tel 07842596878.

Clare’s Coffee Morning

It’s only a few weeks until Clare travels to Brazil with CAFOD!

Clare is holding a coffee morning this Saturday,

6th July in St Mary’s, Cathedral Hall, Wrexham from 10am-12pm.

Please show your support, come along and have a cup of tea and chat to Clare about her upcoming trip with CAFOD.

You can read what she has to say about her trip here:  Clare goes to Brazil.