Twinning (St. Patrick's Uganda)

Family Connections

Beginning in Advent of 2019, we will launch a new program focused on connecting families at St. Max with families at St. Patrick’s. There are 156 Catechists at  St. Patrick’s that help serve the 30,000 parishioners in a 30 mile radius. Thirty miles does not seem like much for us. In Uganda 30 miles is accomplished mostly on foot or in some few cases by bike. It is really hard for us to imagine.  These catechists are the poorest of the poor in the parish since they serve the people and have less time to give to earning money.  Our hope is to connect St. Max families to each of the catechist families.  We will introduce this program at the weekend Masses on November 2&3 and 9&10. Families at St. Max will be able to choose a catechist family via a picture and their family names. St. Max families will then be encouraged to begin a “pen-pal” relationship with the St. Patrick families.  This will be wonderful opportunity for our parishes to get to know each other on an even more personal level.

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Twinning (St. Patricks Uganda)

Welcome to the new St. Max Twinning Ministry. It is a ministry in which our parish joins with the parish of St. Patrick’s Madera, Soroti, Uganda in this active and on-going faith commitment.

The purpose of this ministry is to bind our parishes together spiritually, culturally and in a mutual sharing of available resources, in Jesus’ name.  It involves each of us crossing over into the other cultural, economic, political, linguistic and religious environments.

 Why Twin? “Love your neighbor as yourself.” St. Pope John Paul II has written, “Sacred Scripture continually speaks to us of active commitment to our neighbor and demands of us a shared responsibility for all of humanity. This duty is not limited to one’s own family, nation, state, but extends progressively to all… (Centesimus Annus CA, no.51)

Each of us are universal church members of God’s family. We will grow and share our faith journeys together with Our Lord by learning from each others spiritualties, service and worship styles and economic and cultural differences. We will develop unity and solidarity with the people of St. Patrick’s Church Madera, Soroti, Uganda parish.

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Writing Letters

Welcome to St. Max Twinning FAMILY CONNECTIONS! It is time for us to begin our life-long relationship with the catechist families of St. Patrick Church in Soroti, Uganda! The family you have chosen was told ‘you are getting new friends!!’ and they are so excited. Please make sure to prepare an envelope for each of the upcoming mailings (see below). A simple one-page handwritten note is perfect. So is a greeting card or a photo or drawing.

If for any reason you are not able to fulfill this commitment, please let us know ASAP.  We will find another match for this family.

Deadlines for letters:
Christmas 2019  - deadline is December 25th.

Below are some resources to help you get started writing to your family

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