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A New Home For BanicaMission.com

Exciting news! BanicaMission.com will be moving to arlingtonmissions.org May 7, 2018. Details coming soon…

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The Many Missionaries in Pedro Santana

Greetings to all on a relatively quiet day here at the parish church of Saint Joseph in Pedro Santana. Some of our parishioners here in town are being shuttled to a temporary dental clinic staffed by volunteers from Wisconsin just … Continue reading

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Fr. McGraw Checks In

Rev. Stephen McGraw was assigned to the Bánica Mission in July 2017 having previously served as chaplain at Christendom College in Front Royal, VA. How is he doing? Read on to find out… I have now been here exactly five … Continue reading

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Hurricanes and a Cat in the Bag

Thank you for all of your support and prayers while hurricanes Irma and Maria were passing through. I am grateful to report that the hurricanes caused minimal damage in our area and that damage was caused by swollen rivers rather … Continue reading

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A Reassuring Message from Fr. Weber Regarding Hurricane Irma

Apparently, someone invited their friend Irma to swing by the Caribbean and perhaps stop for a spot of tea. Well, she’s almost here and apparently, she’s very angry- perhaps we should have invited her for Christmas when the waters weren’t … Continue reading

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Holy Week in Bánica

Dear Friends of Bánica, Where is Galatia? I think this is an important question that everyone who reads scripture ought to ask. After all, St. Paul speaks to the Galatians rather harshly when he says: “O stupid Galatians! Who has … Continue reading

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Diga Al Padre Loco

One evening during my first year in the mission, I was returning from Higuerito after directing the youth group. It was about 8:45 PM when I received a phone call. A voice on the other end asked, “Father, have you … Continue reading

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Christmas Blessings in Bánica

By Rev. Jason Weber In the mission, we (the people of Arlington) serve the people of the poorest area of the Dominican Republic on the border with Haiti. It is through the generosity of many folks that the various programs … Continue reading

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Be a reflection of the love of the Father

Happy Turkey Day! As you can see, at this house, every day is turkey day!! The folks here celebrate Christmas Eve the same way that we celebrate Thanksgiving. The family makes every effort to get together and be in the … Continue reading

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Patronales in Bánica

Tucked away in a nook of the Rio Artibonito, is a town that time forgot on the Dominican side of the border with Haiti. What you are about to read is the musing of a missionary priest from the diocese … Continue reading

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