Los Toros Mission

Holy Week

The community in Los Toros prayerfully celebrated together the liturgical events of Holy Week and Easter. In this photograph, the people process to the church with Padre Sandro on Palm Sunday (Domingo de Ramos). In addition to prayers of petition for their own needs, they
prayed for us at St. Joseph Parish that “from Holy Week through Easter the love and peace of God be with you and His blessing protect you and accompany you always.”

They celebrate Good Friday of Holy Week in Los Toros with a Living Way of the Cross in the streets. The youth lead the procession, enacting and narrating the events. People of all ages follow along in prayerful commemoration of the events of our salvation. The people of Los Toros wish us, ¡Felices Pascuas! ¡Resucitó! Happy Easter! Christ is Risen! For more information about the Los Toros Mission, visit the Los Toros Foundation page on Facebook. You may also contact the Los Toros Mission
Council at lostorosmission@gmail.com.

Sugeire Starting Up Her Sewing Business

Sugeire Geronimo is grateful and delighted to receive a sewing machine so she can start her own sewing business. She is shown here with one of her daughters.

This will help her and her husband, who works in agriculture, cover the expenses of raising their family of two boys and three girls.

Sugeire learned her sewing skills at the Bulls Sewing Center, which is a project of the Bulls Mission.
Their sewing machine was purchased in the Dominican Republic with donations from members of the Parish of San Jose in Grafton. Sugeire and his family are active in their parish, Santo Cura de Ars.
To communicate with us, send us an email at lostorosmission@gmail.com

Mission Statement

To live the Gospel by sharing our spiritual, cultural, and material resources in solidarity with our sisters and brothers in Los Toros, empowering them to enhance their education, health, community development and spiritual growth.

Know Your Los Toros Brothers and Sisters

Dominican History Part 1 and Part 2

Understanding the Mission in Los Toros

Our mission in Los Toros is a mission of solidarity. What does solidarity mean? These Principles of solidarity-based partnerships, taken from Catholic Relief Services’ Parish Partnership Manual express it well.

Principles of solidarity-based partnerships

Our first mission visit to Los Toros was in February of 1987.

What has happened since then?


Reflections on the new Mission Statement by Dave Bennett

I’d like to reflect on some of the keys words in this statement.

To live the Gospel – We are inspired by the Gospel of Jesus Christ to reach out to those around us.

Sharing – Our mission is one of sharing our gifts. This is not a one-way assistance program. Rather, our mission is for the people of St. Joseph Grafton and the people of Los Toros to share our respective gifts with each other.

Solidarity – We work in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Los Toros. Our goal is to become one with each other, sharing both our joys and our struggles.

Empowering – Through our solidarity, we strive to empower the people of Los Toros to achieve their goals for the future. Our mission is rooted in a strong support of education that seeks to develop leaders for the community and enable the people of Los Toros to support themselves and their families.Dave Bennett – Chair, Los Toros Mission Council