SAN IGNACIO/ST. IGNATIUS CATHOLIC PARISH Kermess 2013
WHO & WHAT? San Ignacio/St. Ignatius Catholic Parish invites area residents of all ages from Texas, New Mexico, Mexico and Ft. Bliss to help celebrate its 108 year-old history and learn about “The Year of Faith” with fabulous food and fun at its annual Kermess/Bazaar.
WHEN? This will occur August 2, 3, and 4/Friday through Sunday, beginning at 5:00 p.m. each day. It will close at midnight on Friday and Saturday and at 10:00 p.m. on Sunday.
WHERE? It is located near downtown El Paso, in the Segundo Barrio, at 408 S. Park.
WHY? The Kermess is the major fundraising event that keeps the doors of the Church and its other buildings open for religious and non-religious/community activities.
WHAT ELSE? In keeping with the Vatican’s theme this year, “The Year of Faith,” the Parish will host an “Exhibit” about this and some of its history.
“The Year of Faith”
What is “The Year of Faith?” Through an apostolic letter, former Pope Benedict XVI announced October 11, 2012 through November 24, 2013 as “The Year of Faith” for Catholics. In it, he encourages followers to “rediscover, and share with others, the precious gift of Faith entrusted to the Church and the personal gift of faith that we have each received from God….” Among other recommendations for the cited dates, Catholics are asked to read and become familiar with the great figures of our Faith (Mary, the Apostles, saints, martyrs, etc.); to be an example of faith in action through charity; and to receive the Eucharist as a celebration of our faith. (Catholic Year of Faith, Maryvale Institute’s official Year of Faith website, Year of Faith 101, http://catholic-year-of-faith.com/?page_id=41)
“The Many Faces of San Ignacio’s History”
If you are a donor, volunteer or a family member who went to St. Ignatius Elementary School or were baptized, confirmed, married or made your First Holy Communion, etc., at our church and would like to be included in this year’s “The Many Faces of San Ignacio’s History” display, go to the office by July 26 and leave one picture copy for our display and archives collection.
What else can you expect?
Food: Gorditas, enchiladas, taquitos, chilindrinas, elotes/corn on the cob, ice cream, etc.
Fun: Carnival rides, Karaoke contests, lotería/bingo, other games, live entertainment.
Families & Visit with family, renew old friendships, and meet folks from Las Cruces,
Friends: Ft. Bliss, and Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua.
Faith: Spend some time at the Exhibit.