La Sagrada Familia
Parroquia La Sagrada Familia
(Sabana Yegua, Dominican Republic)

La Sagrada Familia (Holy Family) is the Archdiocese of Milwaukee's Sister Parish in the Dominican Republic. It is also the sister parish of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. It has been the missionary outreach of our archdiocese since 1981 and our sister parish as of March 2017. That's over 35 years of shared faith and friendship!

The parish is located in the province of Azua, in the southwest region of the Dominican Republic. It serves 30,000 people living in 22 towns and villages. Sabana Yegua is the largest town, with a population of approximately 10,000. The parish center, with its main church, offices and parish hall, is located there.

To attend to the many needs of the parish, two priests from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee work with a pastoral staff and dozens of volunteers from the region (all of whom are native to the Dominican Republic).

In addition to nurturing the spiritual needs of the parish through evangelization, catechesis, the celebration of the sacraments in every village, prayer groups, adult and youth formation and leadership training, the priests and the staff strive to address the various material needs of parishioners. Endemic poverty, lack of proper health care, insufficient educational opportunities and inadequate housing are only some of the challenges facing our parishioners in La Sagrada Familia.

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The Giving Waters/Las Aguas Generosas Reservoir Project
At La Sagrada Familia Parish in the Dominican Republic
Sister parish to the Cathedral of St John the Evangelist

When most people think of the Dominican Republic, they think of a tropical vacation destination.  But the reality is that the area where La Sagrada Familia parish, the sister church of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, is located is very arid.  Many of the people living in the area are farmers, but many of them are subsistence farmers and cannot produce enough to market their products due to the arid .... click to read more about the project in a new tab

Please click "The Giving Water" photo to make a donation or visit this link.

Mission Appeal Stories

We the sister parish commission, would like to share some stories of some of our parishioners, who traveled there in March of 2018 and how it has transformed their lives. Please click on the photos below to read their stories.

Lenten Mission March 2018 Powerpoint

Click on the image to view a Power Point presentation about the Lenten Mission in March of 2018.

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Please click here to find out more about the parish and our history with it.

Click here to read more information from the Archdiocese about La Sagrada Familia

Click here to read the welcome letter from La Sagrada Familia (in English and Spanish)

Reflection on World Missions Lenten Pilgrimage

Love + Faith, Dominicana

Sister Parish News of New Pastor

Christmas Greeting from La Sagrada Familia (english)

Christmas Greeting from La Sagrada Familia (spanish)