Tijuana Ministry

As expressed in our parish Pastoral Plan, parishioners of St. Simon shall commit to social justice and we will root our faith in concrete action. 

Since 2011 St. Simon parishioners have been traveling with the St. Julie’s Tijuana Ministry mission.  This ministry provides an immersive experience for parishioners who work to build homes for families in dire need, and minister to women, children, and teens in one of Tijuana's poorest areas, La Morita.

2016 Mission Dates: June 25-July 2 AND July 9-16

2016 Tijuana Ministry Trip Details

For the sixth year St. Simon parishioners will be traveling to Tijuana on a week long mission to serve in one of the poorest areas of Tijuana. 

Construction

This year, the Tijuana construction projects include 5 houses structures for families in desperate need. These families are selected by the parish of St. Eugenio in Tijuana. 

Mother's Program

The mother’s program is aimed at building relationships and community. Many of the families in this Tijuana parish are from diverse places, and may not know each other well. The mother’s program was developed to help build a sense of community among the mothers. In addition to craft projects, the mother’s program also provided some lessons on hygiene, nutrition, finance, relationships and catechism.

Children's Programs

The children’s program in centered on providing children in the area with safe, fun activities, as well as some educational content and catechism. We also provided the children with a snack each day, and some donated toys at the end of the week. Over 200 children attended last year's week long camp.

Teen's Programs

This programs is provided for local teens who spend much of their day tending to their younger siblings as their parents work. We provide activities and teach craft ideas that the families can sell at the local outdoor markets.

Social Justice

As part of the Social Justice ministry, our mission group will attempt to learn about local conditions and interact and gain understanding of the local residents. As part of this, we visited various sites like the memorial at the US/Mexican Border, and Casa del Migrante, a homeless shelter for migrants and recently deported men. We also attended mass with the community and hosted discussions with local families.

For More Information

 For more information, please contact members of our Outreach and Social Justice Council at faithjustice@stsimon.org, or visit the Tijuana Ministry  http://www.tijuanaministry.com/

 Join us for a trip that changes lives and communities...including ours!