Friends of San Lucas Mission

In 1963, Fr. Greg Schaffer from the diocese of New Ulm, MN came to San Lucas Toliman and began work as a parish priest.  Responding to the expressed felt needs of the community he realized that his work as a priest would be broader than he had imagined.  He soon started programs in education, healthcare, construction, coffee as well as a visitor’s program inviting groups from the United States to walk along side the people and culture of San Lucas.  Fr. Greg died in 2012 and the Friends of San Lucas was born to carry on his legacy of working with the people of San Lucas to alleviate the process of poverty.

Currently, the Friends of San Lucas supports the Mission in Guatemala, which employs 104 people, working in all program areas.  Almost all of the support for the work of the Mission comes through private donations.

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November Newsletter...

Highlighting the 49th year of the mission school! Read about the great work accomplished by our teachers and to read more...  November 2017 Newsletter Final.pdf


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