Monday, May 11, 2015

Mark Your Calendars: Two Events in Albuquerque to Commemorate Beatification of Monseñor Óscar Romero

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On Saturday, May 23, 2015, the Vatican will beatify Monseñor Óscar Romero. The archbishop of San Salvador was assassinated in 1980 for speaking out against poverty, social injustice, assassinations and torture. The Vatican bestowed upon Romero the title of Servant of God in 1997, opening the door for eventual beatification and canonization.

He was declared a Martyr of the Faith on Feb. 3, 2015. The step of canonization will be marked by a ceremony at Plaza Divino Salvador del in Rome in about two weeks

In Albuquerque, two ceremonies will mark this milestone event, one at Holy Family Catholic Church and the other at the grounds of the SouthWest Organizing Project (SWOP).  Here are details:

Youth Prayer and Action Delegation
The Youth Prayer and Action Delegation of the El Salvador Ministry invite you to celebrate the Beatification of Monseñor Oscar Arnulfo Romero on Saturday, May 23rd.

Pentecost Mass will be held at 4:30 PM at Holy Family Church, 562 Atrisco, Dr. SW (map)

Celebration begins on the Fiesta Grounds behind Holy Family Church at 5:30. Meet the fourteen members of the Youth Prayer and Action Delegates of August 2015. They are preparing Fiesta food. Newmanites, please note that Frito Pie is on the menu. Proceeds will help defray travel costs of the Youth Delegates to El Salvador.

El Salvador Ministry members will talk about the Importance of the Beatification of Oscar Romero.

Delegates will describe their efforts to raise funds for two projects, renovation of a Child Care Center and a Youth Project that promotes music and art in the impoverished communities where APRODHENI (The Association for the Promotion of the Human Rights of the Children of El Salvador) works, and where our Delegates will visit.  Visit Facebook Event to RSVP

Blessed Óscar Romero Community to Host Fiesta
Fun, Food, Family & Friends! Music, Entertainment, Culture. Sponsored jointly by SouthWest Organizing Project (SWOP) & Blessed Oscar Romero Catholic Community  The event will take place at SWOP, 211 10th SW (map)

Booths open at 4:30 pm   Mass 5:00 pmImmediately following Mass: Salvadoran Cuisine, Entertainment & Booths & Fun
Screening of the Movie Romero 6:30pm

This is a family event. Children of all ages welcomed! For your convenience, Child care will be available!
For more information, contact Rev. Frank Quintana via this Facebook Event

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