El Puente – Hispanic Ministry Celebrates with the Hispanic Community

by Aug 25, 2016Blog, Pastoral and Social, What we do0 comments

El Puente – Hispanic Ministry participated in a special celebration with Bishop John Gaydos of Jefferson City, Missouri, on Sunday, August 14.

He celebrated the Eucharist with the Hispanic communities of California, Camdenton, Cuba and Jefferson City at Annunciation Church in California. Mass was followed by a wonderful meal prepared by the community at California, under the leadership of Sister Guadalupe Ruiz, CCVI.

S. Peggy Bonnot, pictured in light blue, is the Executive Director of El Puente - Hispanic Ministry.

S. Peggy Bonnot, pictured in light blue, is the Executive Director of El Puente – Hispanic Ministry.

The Spanish choir from St. Peter’s Church, led by Sisters Barbara Neist and Celly Ann Amparano, SSND, provided the music.

The Spanish choir from St. Peter’s Church, led by Sisters Barbara Neist and Celly Ann Amparano, SSND, provided the music.

Sister Peggy Bonnot, CCVI, helped organize the Jefferson City community for its part in the celebration. The celebration was part of a Diocesan plan to have the Bishop come to various geographic areas of the diocese to pray with and be present to the Hispanic community. Approximately 200 people participated in this special day that also happened to be the Bishop’s birthday! It was a joyful day of prayer and building community.

Bishop John Gaydos was able to celebrate his birthday with the community in California, Missouri.

Bishop John Gaydos was able to celebrate his birthday with the community in California, Missouri.

El Puente – Hispanic Ministry

El Puente – Hispanic Ministry

El Puente – Hispanic Ministry

El Puente – Hispanic Ministry


On the header: Members of the Annunciation Church in California help with preparations for the celebration.

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