News and events
|St. Martin's Goes Online||
In a time of crisis, we reach for our faith, but it is hard when Churches are closed and we cannot receive the sacraments. St. Martin de Porres parish is bringing our dynamic liturgies to you!
We are blessed to have a very talented Associate Pastor in Fr. Jeremy Zipple, S.J., who has brought his extensive experience as a professional documentarian and filmmaker to help us create online content, so that we do not feel so separated during this time of social distancing. "Social distance does not mean spiritual distance," said Fr. Brian Christopher, S.J., our pastor.
|St. Martin's Food Assistance Program Serves Those in Greatest Need||
The COVID pandemic not only poses a health risk to our local families, but an economic risk, as well. With so many struggling, St. Martin's preaches the Gospel in deeds, not just words.Tens of thousands of Belizeans have been laid off or fired as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many local families already struggle with food insecurity. The latest economic downturn has put many households over the edge.In response, St.
|New Pastor Announced for St. Martin's||
The Central and Southern Province has appointed Fr. Anthony Borrow, S.J. as the new pastor of St. Martin de Porres Parish, replacing Fr. Brian, who became the new Jesuit superior as of April 2nd. Fr. Borrow is due to arrive in Belize on June 28th.
|Caribbean Youth Survey||
The Jesuits working in nine different Caribbean nations are collaborating on a survey for youth, ages 16-30, to understand better their hopes and dreams for the future.
This initiative is being spearheaded by La Conferéncia de los Provinciales en America Latina y El Caribe (CPAL), which is an organization of the Jesuit provinces of Latin America and the Caribbean, and conducted by the University Research Institute Ortega y Gasset (Madrid). The Jesuits of Belize have been invited to be a part of the survey process.