Alejandro Avalos and his wife, Gabriela De La Cruz, both immigrated from Mexico as young adults. They met in the United States. After they were married, they settled in Albers, where they live with their two children, Ana, a freshman at Mater Dei Catholic High School in Breese, and Alejandra, a 5th grade student at Albers Elementary School. “When Ana was younger, it was a dream to send her to Mater Dei,” Avalos says. “With the help of scholarships, Ana has the opportunity to attend Mater Dei and learn the Catholic values my wife and I want her to grow up with.
By CHRISTOPHER ORLET Editor “You are the future of the Catholic Church!” That was one of the main messages delivered to more than 90 teenagers and pre-teens June 29 at the annual Diocesan Hispanic Youth Day. The gathering was sponsored by the diocesan Office of Hispanic Ministry and held at the Pastoral Center in Belleville. …
In Cherán, a small town in central Mexico, residents hold a special reverence for St. Francis of Assisi, celebrating his feast day Oct. 4 with a Mass, music, dances and food.
El Padre David Uribe de los Misioneros Oblatos de María Inmaculada, OMI, y director de Servicios de Peregrinos en el Santuario Nacional de Nuestra Señora de las Nieves en Belleville, entiende su título a nivel personal y profesional.
Cerca de Red Bud, trece hombres latinos trabajan siete días a la semana en turnos que cubren 24 horas cuidando las vacas lecheras, y según los hombres, les gusta su trabajo y les gusta trabajar en Westridge Dairy.