Notes from our recent trip to Honduras

Iglesia San Juan Bosco in El Portillo, Honduras. Note the bell tower next to the church.


Give Thanks and Feast: Boston Butt Fundraiser and Raffle

GIVE THANKS with your family and friends by helping to support Clinica de Santa Maria. You may purchase a Boston Butt for $50, or you may enter the raffle to win a Boston Butt with $5 entries (see details below). 100% of the proceeds from the Boston Butt fundraiser go to the medical clinic. Your order and $50 donation gives you a delicious, slow-roasted 8 lb. Boston Butt (pork shoulder) along with a jar of homemade BBQ sauce and instructions for freezing and reheating if desired. Your pork roast will feed 8-10 people.

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Five travelers from Wilmington, NC, arrived in Honduras…


Five travelers from Wilmington, NC, arrived in Honduras for a busy week of service.  Laura Vinson-Garvey, John Walsh, Cameron Trimpey-Warhaftig, Fr. Bob Kus, and Dr. John Cromer were present. Their travels took them throughout many areas of the rugged scenic mountain communities of San Francisco de Asis parish.  The highlights were many, and the challenges faced by the Honduran people are many.  In conjunction with our focus upon the health care needs of the people in Reitoca, we traveled to a number of small mountain communities.  One trip  included time at Plano del Rancho, high in the mountains […]

The Need


Imagine riding in a 4-WD truck on rocky, sometimes impassable mountain roads, hours from any medical care.  You, or a family member or a friend, who are in need of health care have no reasonable access to that care.  This is what exists for thousands of men, women and children who reside within the parish of San Francisco de Asis in Honduras.  This mountainous area in central Honduras includes 80 or so small communities, some as far as 4 hours apart and accessible, in some cases, only by mule or on foot.  Within this rugged terrain live 50,000 […]