St. Mary's  is proud to support the missionary work of Sr. Anne Irose, ASC.  Sr. Anne is a native of our parish
who professed her vows to the Adorers of the Blood of Christ in 1950.  Since 1973, Sr. Anne has dedicated
her life to missionary work in Bolivia.  If you would like to help Sr. Anne in her mission, please contribute in
our bi-monthly collection by using the green envelope in your packet.  You may also contact Sr. Anne directly:

Sr. Anne Irose, ASC
2 Pioneer Lane
Ruma, IL  62278-2640
To learn more about the work of the ASC Sisters in Bolivia, click here.
To see thank you letter and photos from Sr. Anne during her visit to Camata,
Bolivia in September, 2007,
click here.
Recent donations to the Bolivian Missions are being used to continue the
formation of lay catechists in a rural parish of St. James, Camata, Bolivia.  The
money also helps to provide a nutritious lunch program for the school children
of Camata and Marompampa.  Sr. Sharon Van Horn, ASC, administers the money
and coordinates the catechesis.  The photos below show this mission at work.

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In 2007 Sr. Anne helped to oversee the building of a new church in Camata.  The
photos below show the building process, as well as the first Mass and
celebration afterwards.

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