Who Was SJV St. John Vianney Catholic Church About St. John Vianney Prince Frederick, MD 20678 St. John Vianney Catholic Church 105 Vianney Lane Prince Frederick, MD 20678 Phone: 410-535-0223 Mass Schedule Saturday Vigil: 5:30pm Sunday: 7:45am 9:30am, 11:15am, 1pm (Spanish)  Monday - Saturday: 8am Comcast Cable TV Channel 6: Wednesday 9pm, Sunday 11am Map

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Sister Parish

San Juan de Limay, Nicaragua

More information at: www.providinghomes.org

Pictures from July 2013 trip

Pictures from February 2010 trip

Nicaragua Housing Program

Initially through an ecumenical church program in Baltimore, fin 2006 we began assisting the people of San Juan de Limay, Nicaragua to build basic houses for people living in unbelievable conditions. During the first four years we provided funds to build 12 houses. In 2008 we decided to work directly with our sister parish, San Juan de Bautiste, and its pastor, Father Bayardo, in San Juan de Limay. Father Daly and several interested parishioners visited Nicaragua in July, 2008. We funded, thanks to a number of generous parishioners and other interested people, funding to build 39 more houses by late 2009 to early 2010 – weather permitting. Funding for 20 additional houses was committed during our February, 2010 mission trip. Note: all funds are the direct gifts to the housing program and do not come from regular church funds.

A committee of dedicated parishioners from our sister parish in San Juan de Limay, interview and determine the “poorest of  the poor” in their parish (roughly the size of Calvert County) as potential housing recipients. Each eligible family must have title to their land and have volunteer help in building their house. The houses themselves are approximately 20 X 20 feet in size. They are made of locally produced clay bricks and floor tiles with a metal roof..  Each house includes a new outhouse. The cost of a house is $2,500. We provide the funds for the houses, not the labor to build them. Our original goal was to build 100 houses in phases of 10 over a few years. As of July 2014, we have built over 175 houses and a senior living facility.  We try to visit our sister parish twice each year to monitor the housing program's progress.

The local church sponsored pharmacy (that's the whole pharmacy stock in the background) with SJV parishioners Liz Snyder and Darrell Ahne flanking the pharmacy student who runs the pharmacy, and Father Daly.

A woman and her son in their new house with Father Daly on the left and Jose Alberto on the right, who heads the local church housing committee.

The “house” that the woman used to live in.  As you can see, houses dramatically change the lives of the recipients.