We have been accepted. We are going on our mission. The official word has been sent to us. We've spoken to Fr. Marcelino to start our planning on the parish end; we have spoken to Sr. Darlene and we think we will be staying with her; we have spoken to Fr. Armando - our pastor - and the details of our appeal to the parish for contributions have been settled.
We will make our appeal at all the Masses on September 14th and 15th and then once a month after, until we leave, there will be an announcement that we will be outside after Mass.
Fr. A. also mentioned that La Favorita (a Spanish language radio station) has an English and Spanish Catholic program and we may be able to arrange to make an appeal through there.
Athens (a friend) is setting up a radio interview for us on her radio program later in September or early October.
Now is the time for me to touch base with Sue again (in Mineral Wells, TX) and start the ground work for a news article and connect with the Catholic Church there.
We are going to be meeting to make a presentation to Knights of Columbus, YLI, and the Rosary Ladies' group, and others. Just those three alone will make a deeper connection with parish members.
Our friends Alicia Ruelas and Sara Fontana will translate for us at the Spanish Masses. So - we are set to go. I'm excited.