“As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.” (Jn 20: 21)

The Priests and Sisters of the Religious Family of the Incarnate Word working in Moruca and the Essequibo Coast in Guyana were so happy to welcome the group of 11 missionaries to their parishes during August to help spread the Good News of Salvation. The missionaries included the main preacher, Fr. Jose Signorelli, 4 IVE Seminarians, 3 SSVM Sisters, and 3 lay missionaries. One of the young adult lay missionaries came all the way from Egypt to participate in this popular mission.

The mission in Guyana is an annual event that the people look forward to at the end of the summer. This year the missions were in Santa Rosa, Moruca from August 2nd through August 9th and in St. Joseph’s Church in the community of Henrietta from August 10th through August 16th. Throughout the intense two weeks of activity, the missionaries visited houses, brought the Sacraments to the sick, and held daily oratories for children and youth. The culminating moment of each night was the Missionary Talk in which Father Jose preached about a particular mystery of our Salvation and the other missionaries gave smaller topics of great interest. Each night ended with songs and skits around a big camp fire, in an atmosphere of great joy and enthusiasm.

Already fruits can be seen as many people returned to the Church during this time, especially through the Sacrament of Confession. We pray for the continued fruits of these missions and for a renewed sense of God’s love in our world.