26 Aug

LSA Family to See Pope Francis

Associated Press: Mexicana pedirá al papa ayuda para traer a sus hijos a EEUU (as published by Telemundo) / Mexican mother would ask the Pope for help in bringing her children to the U.S.

Telemundo: Madre de origen mixteco conocerá al papa Francisco durante su visita a Nueva York (video) / Mother of Mixteco origin will see Pope Francis during his visit to New York

Vida Nueva: Iglesia en el Mundo: Viaje a Cuba y Estados Unidos / The Church in the World: Visit to Cuba and the United States

August 26, 2015 — Martina Juarez and her family will attend Pope Francis’ visit to Our Lady Queen of Angels school in East Harlem as representatives of Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service. Martina will join representatives from a selection of Catholic Charities and students from the school, around 200 people in total, who will be present at the Pope’s visit to the school on September 25th.

Martina and her family were invited to attend as representatives of LSA and our work in East Harlem. She is a dedicated mother and a grandmother and has benefited from several LSA programs and services over the years. As a recently arrived immigrant from Mexico, Martina learned about the organization through word of mouth and initially came for assistance from our Food Pantry. When her children were small, her family participated in our early childhood programs: Parenting and Child Development and Early Intervention for children with developmental delays. Now that her children are older, they are enrolled in our homework help and tutoring programs, and her daughter, Fabiola, is in our Girls Mentoring program.

We are honored to be invited by the Archdiocese of NY to represent the families of East Harlem in welcoming Pope Francis to New York City.