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Mission Statement: 

Ixim Spirit of Solidarity is a transnational ministry that fosters mutually enriching Christian relationships between the people of Nebraska and Guatemala through sharing of our humanity, faith and resources.  

Ixim, pronounced "ee-sheem", is the Mayan word for corn, a staple of Guatemala and a livelihood of Nebraska. This represents the common goal of forming relationships between the people of the Archdiocese of Omaha, Nebraska, and the Diocese of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. 


Called to Mission? 

Have you ever considered doing a short term mission project in a foreign country? Have you felt the call from God to share faith with people from other lands but never knew how to make it happen?  

In 2003 the Archdiocese of Omaha began a mission project called Ixim: Spirit of Solidarity, designed to build a relationship between the dioceses of Omaha and Huehuetenango in Guatemala. Groups from Omaha have traveled to Guatemala and worked side by side with the people there to improve the conditions and grow in faith.  

If you would like to learn more about the next mission or would like to be part of a mission trip, see the “Contact Us” information below.

 

Next Mission Trip: 

Information meetings: If you would like to travel with Father Damian and other mission leaders or just learn more about the mission project please attend one of the following informational meetings:

Monday, January 13, 2014:  St. Robert’s Parish
(119th and Pacific)
Meeting Room 2—use entrance on the North side of the church
7:00-8:30 pm

Sunday, January 19, 2014:  St. Columbkille Parish, Papillion, NE.
South 84th & Cornhusker/East 6th Street
Social Hall-lower level of church, south doors
2:00-3:30 pm

Sunday, January 26, 2014:  St. Patrick’s Church
3400 East 16th Street
Fremont, NE
Delaney Hall
2:00 – 3:30 pm

Formation meetings: Monthly meetings are held at St. Columbkille’s parish center, first to facilitate the discernment process and then in preparation for the trip.  It is very important to attend these meetings in advance of the trip!

       Sunday,February 16, 2014:  St. Columbkille Parish, Papillion, NE.
       South 84th & Cornhusker/East 6th Street
       Steinhausen Center, just south of the Church, west doors
       2:00-4:00 p.m. 

       Sunday, March 9, 2014:  St. Columbkille Parish, Papillion, NE.
       South 84th & Cornhusker/East 6th Street
       Steinhausen Center, just south of the Church, west doors
       2:00-4:00 p.m

       Sunday, April 6, 2014:  St. Columbkille Parish, Papillion, NE.
       South 84th & Cornhusker/East 6th Street
       Steinhausen Center, just south of the Church, west doors
       2:00-4:00 p.m.    

Travel in late June or early July (to be scheduled): Trips are usually in late June and last for about 12 days.  We fly from Omaha to Houston and Houston to Guatemala City. 

 

Contact Us 

Mark Zimmer

Communications Coordinator
402.339.3285
email: ixim@archomaha.org

 

Click here to learn more about Ixim: Spirit of Solidarity Activities.

 

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