arcatoa dancers

Fifty-five members of the Arcatao community joined in the celebration, including these young dancers.

beca graduates

The offertory included graduates who benefited from the Beca program, including (left) Delmi Ayala, a family lawyer, and (right) Carmen Gochez, a nurse.

beca grads dance

Beca (scholarship) students participated with a dance during the Mass.

meal preparation

Women from the villages cooked the delicious meal that was served.

crowd at lunch

With collaboration by 17 communities, lunch was served to 550 to 600 people.

the choro providencia provided entertainment

Musical entertainment was provided by the Choro Providencia, led by Sr. Marcia Gatica.

offertory procession

Sister Vilma Franco (right) carried a photo of Madre Emilia (Blessed Emilie Gamelin) in the offertory, accompanied by Myra, a member of the San Marcos community.