We had a terrific trip to explore how the Dominican led parish in Mexicali might become our sister community. Here's what a few of the pilgrims say:
Philip Dimaano: Amidst the widespread poverty and disparity we saw a resilient and optimistic populace with a lot of hope for the future. It was stunning to see such a different world and way of life only a short distance away.
Good Sam has invited us to participate in their ongoing contributions of food and other items to the Community Christian Service Agency (CCSA) (http://www.ccsasandiego.org/). Each month, we highlight one food type to be collected for the CCSA food pantry, which serves homeless individuals and low-income families. This month's item is boxed juice. You can put it in the CCSA basket at the entrance of the church on Sundays.
You can also contribute any of these items at any time:
The early bird cost of $60 for the University Catholic Conference of California ends next Saturday, December 20. Students who are willing to host attendees will receive a $20 discount. UCCC will be hosted by UCSD on February 13 to 16, 2015. We invite all undergraduates and graduates to be part of the experience. Check out our website for more information and registration.