In Chicago a vocation day to benefit the PEP project in St. Francis of Rome Parish
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.- With songs, videos and good food, members of the TA in the Chicago area shared the beauty of Poveda´s vision for the laity.
Some 450 people showed up for the Sunday Eucharistic celebrations at the Parish of St.Frances of Rome in the Cicero district of Chicago and about half of them continued celebrating in the cafeteria and looking around the exhibits that displayed videos materials and good food. After the 12:30 Mass, there was a cultural show featuring Mexican dances, Filipino and American pop song. Multicultural dishes from Mexico, Philippines, Guatemala Spain and Puerto Rico were available.
This happened after two masses in Spanish and one in English on the 27th of October.
The event raised $1100 and the proceeds of the breakfast/lunch went to the Poveda Education Project, (PEP) an adult education (GED, ESL and Basic Literacy programs) and family ministry project, held in the same parish and run by the Teresian Association in Chicago. According to the organizers this activity was an opportunity to present the vocation to the Teresian Association, an international association for the laity, began by St. Pedro Poveda in 1911 and today present in 30 countries of four continents.