Adopt-a-Village / Honduras

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Alarming and tragic facts about hunger, poverty, lack of clean water, medical, educational and community needs for Honduras can be found at:

Take a Virtual Mission Trip to Honduras with this Youtube Playlist:

Exciting News!!

Congratulations! St Mary Parish has been selected by Food for the Poor, to be the first parish in our Archdiocese of Indianapolis to kick off the “Adopt a Village” partnership program with Food for the Poor.

Fr. John has decided that we will adopt a village in Honduras and a fact-finding trip to San Pedro Sula is planned for May 1-5, 2023 to select a village where there is great need which our parish will “adopt”.

The Stewardship Commission will be heading up this EXCITING new program, along with Fr. John who has appointed Tom Ricke to be the point person for this new venture for our parish.

Fr. Carlton Beever, Fr. Bob White, and Kitty Soriano with Food for the Poor will accompany a few St. Mary’s volunteers on this first trip planned for May. These volunteers will travel at their own expense and estimated cost is $1600.00 each. This trip is to travel the country, meet the Cardinal of Honduras and select a village to “adopt”.

Food for the Poor states:
Honduras is an impoverished country with the highest level of income inequality in all of Latin America. With more than 60 percent of the population living in poverty, chronic malnutrition is rampant in Honduras especially in rural areas where up to 48 percent of children can be affected. Infant and child mortality rates are also high. Honduras remains one of the most vulnerable countries to natural disasters in the world, frequently being affected by severe droughts that deplete the availability of basic crops. Food For The Poor began serving the poor of Honduras in 1999.

Stewardship Commission Chairman, Linda Weigel, and Deacon Brad Anderson will also attend this first visit to see the poverty and extreme need in Honduras. More alarming and tragic facts about hunger, poverty, lack of clean water, medical, educational and community needs for Honduras can be found at:

This means that we will be taking up to three working mission trips a year and our parish will be able to continue to help with the work Food for the Poor has been doing since 1999.

YOU can participate by giving your time, talent, and treasure to this “Adopt a Village” program. We are in immediate need of donations to help with travel. A fund is being set up to cover travel expenses for this initial planning trip.  If you feel moved to help and would like to contribute, clearly mark your check- Honduras.  There will be many exciting opportunities for your time and talent in the near future as this new “pilot” program grows.

Please pray for success as St. Mary kicks off this exciting new venture as a parish community united in this wonderful stewardship program to help the poverty-stricken families of Honduras.

There are a small number of seats left on this first trip. You must have a passport and be willing to cover your expenses and commit ASAP since the trip is in May.

If you feel on fire to learn more, please call:

Tom Ricke, Adopt a Village Point Person, 812-614-3341.




Tom Ricke  (812) 614-3341