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One Soul at a Time

April 1, 2019

Enjoy this simple video that encapsulates the essence of the Bánica Mission!

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To The Heights!

January 18, 2019

By Rev. Jason Weber In February I will be leading 52 young men up the highest peak in the Caribbean from Feb. 7 to Feb. 10. I am very grateful to those who have donated to this effort making it possible and making this the most exciting pastoral effort this year. My mom asked me […]

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A Day in the Life of a Missionary Priest

December 4, 2018

By Rev. Jason Weber The above slide show captures beautifully one of my days not too long ago. On that day, I offered two Masses in different chapels in the surrounding villages and in the evening, I joined a retreat that was being offered in Bánica for some of the young women in the parish. […]

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Interview with Bishop Ernest Ngboko, CICM of the Diocese of Lisala

December 3, 2018

Earlier this year, His Excellency, Bishop Ernest Ngboko, CICM of the Diocese of Lisala was kind enough to tell us a little about himself and his diocese in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Read and enjoy! Where are you from and how did you become a priest and then a bishop? I am Most […]

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Crystal Bones

November 19, 2018

By Fr. Jason Weber One day a priest was visiting a family with 8 children and the priest asked the mother of the family, ‘which of your children do you love the most?’ Without missing a beat, she responded, the one who needs me most. The picture below is the view from Miguelina’s house, Monday […]

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Jesus, the Poor, Maimed, Blind, and Lame

October 18, 2018

The Arlington Mission Office proudly concludes our presentation of the winners of the Missionary Essay Contest with the fine, 1st Place winner by Aaron Peiffer. Ragged, unkempt, and neglected, they appeared at the door of our mission house looking for a moment of respite, a touch of humanity, a look of compassion, a word of […]

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The Haiti Bug

October 11, 2018

This week the Arlington Mission Office continues the parade of Missionary Essay Contest Winners with the wonderful 2nd Place winner by Julie Schoenman. “Uh-oh,” observed my roommate just two days into my first mission trip, “you have the Haiti bug!”  With several mission trips already under her belt and a full year spent teaching in […]

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I Discovered the Reality of Poverty

October 5, 2018

By Mary Grace Coltharp Today the Arlington Mission Office is proud to kick off the publication of the winners of the first Missionary Essay Contest. We start off with 3rd Place winner, Mary Grace Coltharp, and her wonderful essay on “How My Mission Trip Changed Me” When I think about the defining events in my […]

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Mission Office Announces Essay Contest Winners

September 11, 2018

By Roberto Bacalski, Program and Development Coordinator The Arlington Mission Office is proud to present the winners of the first annual Missionary Essay Contest. 1st Place – Aaron Peiffer 2nd Place – Julie Schoenman 3rd Place – Mary Grace Coltharp Traveling to the slums of Buenos Aires, shanty towns in Haiti, and poor communities in […]

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