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Father Chuck’s Challenge

Twenty-seven members of the greater Philadelphia community traveled to Nicaragua with Monsignor Francis X. Schmidt and Food For The Poor in May to dedicate two self-sustaining villages in La Rica, Nicaragua. When Frances’ Village and Father Michael McGivney’s Village — the second phase of Father Chuck’s Challenge — are complete there will be 200 homes, latrines, a community center, and projects for water, animal husbandry, and agriculture. Please enjoy the slideshow below.

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Parishioners from St. Eleanor’s Catholic Church in Collegeville, Pa. dedicated St. Eleanor’s Clinic in La Rica, Nicaragua. (L to R) Msgr. Schmidt, Rafael Rios, Chuck Sauermelch, Danielle MacMurtrie and Loretta Sauermelch.


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