Partners 2

Parroquia Santa Cruz del Apostolado

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Parroquia Santa Cruz del Apostolado
Mission: To support the community by providing spiritual needs to the community and promoting the charity in other members of the community
Director : Father Jose Lamberto Lopez Rosas 
Project overview:This is the 1st year Serving Hands International is assisting this Parish.
Location: Tijuana, BC, Mexico
Current Needs: For information on how you can help this project please contact Parroquia Santa Cruz del  Apostolado office at (664) 650-40-84

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Monasterio Asuncion de Maria

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Adoratrices Perpetuas del Santísimo Sacramento
(Perpetual Adorers of the Blessed Sacrament Order)

Mission:  The Perpetual Adoration of Jesus in the Eucarist, to pray for the needs of the world, and to promote evangelization in the community by providing the faithful a place for adoration and retreat.

Number Served: 16 nuns and 20 families in the community.

Director: Mother Martha L. Noriega

Location: Colonia Azatlan, Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico

SHI Partnership Began: 2010

Project Overview: The order of Adoratrices Perpetuas del Santisimo Sacramento was established Rome, Italy in 1808. They arrived at the Tijuana Diocesis in 1991, and are exclusively devoted to the practice of Perpetual Adoration of Jesus in the Eucarist. The nuns observe formal clausura, or cloister, and it is forbiden for them to go outside their material cloister without permission, or without a good and serious motive such as: fire, leprosy, or contagious malady. Their days are spent in prayer, adoration, and the making of altar-breads, vestments, and church ornaments.

Current Needs:  Continued financial support in order to meet the growing needs of the community.

For information on how you can help this project please contact SHI at (619) 582-8200 or email

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Parroquia San Juan Evangelista

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Trinitarias de Maria
(Trinitarians of Mary)

Mission: Striving to make our monasteries Eucharistic Centers where people may come and share in our life of adoration.

Number Served: Over 30,000 individuals annually.

Director: Mother Lillie Diaz and Sister Catarina

Location: Carretera Libre Tijuana-Tecate, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

SHI Partnership Began: 1994

Project Overview: Trinitarians of Mary was founded by Mother Lillie Diaz in 1992 after a Pilgrimage to Fatima, Portugal. While on Pilgrimage, she received a calling to found a religious community dedicated to Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration, in the spirit of the Fatima message, for the building up of the Church in the World and in support of Catholic Priests. The Trinitarians of Mary were subsequently canonically erected as a Public Association of the Faithful on December 12, 1993, by His Excellency, Most Rev. Bishop Emilio Berlié Belaunzarán.

The Trinitarians of Mary are a Roman Catholic community of women who lead non-cloistered contemplative life in the service of perpetual Eucharist Adoration.  Twenty-four hours a day, the sisters adore Our Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Each sister has between 1-2 hours a day and 1-2 hours a night of solitary Eucharist Adoration.  In addition to their primordial occupation of daily prayer, and with the help of SHI and other community organizations, the Sisters provide bi-weekly food distribution, clothing, education, youth and minister retreats, and also work with four drug rehabilition centers in the community. The sisters welcome people from all walks of life whose spiritual and material needs brings them to their monasteries.

For information on how you can help this project please contact Sister Katarina (619) 781-1141 or email

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Sanatorio San Francisco de Tijuana, S.A. (Hospital)

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Sanatorio San Francisco de Tijuana, S.A.
(Saint Francis Hospital of Tijuana)

Mission: To help underprivileged members of the community.

Number Served: 1,500 per year.

Director: Sister Elizabeth Ann Waldron Felix

Location: Colonia America, Tijuana, Baja California

SHI Partnership Began: 2004

Project Overview: Hospital San Francisco de Tijuana is affiliated with the Franciscan Sisters and provides medical services to over 1,500 underprivileged per year with a grant provided by SHI.  The services provided include: distribution of medication, urgent care services, surgeries, follow – ups as well religious and preventative education. For more information about this partner, please visit them at

Current Needs: Food, blankets, clothing, and shoes.

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Samaritanas de Jesus y Maria de Guadalupe (Rosarito)

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Samaritanas of Jesus and Maria of Guadalupe

Mission: The mission is to evangelize and bring the love of God the Merciful Father to the people and praying for inner healing, helping people who have depression, suicide attempts, family problems, working with married couples, young people and persons of all ages, through retreats, spiritual support to the community.

Number of People Served: 5 surrounding communities

Director: Sister Eva Solorio Galvan

Location: The Community of Playas de Rosarito, Mexico

SHI Partnership Began: 2011

Current Needs: Food, blankets, beds for the over night retreats, chair, tables educational materials

Project Description: Sister Samaritanas are bring peace and internal healing to the community. Serving Hands International has donated 4 portables building to the Sister Samaritanas that retreats are being held in.

For more information on how you can help the project please contact at:  

Office (661) 613-40-15       


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Religiosas del Verbo Encarnado

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Religiosas del Verbo Encarnado
(Religious Sisters of the Encarnate Word)

Mission: To minister the Holy Sacrament and provide the senior citizens and single mothers of the community with social services that will enhance their well-being.

Number Served: 2,000 community members per year.

Director: Hermana Demetria Lopez

Location: Colonia La Morita, Tijuana, B.C. Mexico

SHI Partnership Began: 2004

Project Overview: The Religiosas del Verbo Encarnado are dedicated to helping the community celebrate the Eucharist, to proclaim the Good News, to encourage stewardship as a way of life, and to helping them grow in faith, justice, love and service to others. The sisters help also provide Eucharist, religious education, social services clothes, back-packs, shoes, and food on a weekly basis to the local community.

Current Needs: Food, blankets, clothing, and shoes.

For information on how you can help this project please contact Maria (664) 901-8380 or email

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Proyecto Salesiano Tijuana, A.C.

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Proyecto Salesiano Tijuana, A.C.
(Salesian Project, Tijuana)

Mission: To combine the process of education with the free and harmonious development of the human and Christian dimension of each individual with the end goal of becoming a good Christian, and an honest citizen, able to take responsibility and be trans-formative of society and church.

Number Served: 3,600 per week

Director: Father Raúl Curiel Ruvalcaba

Location: Colonia Castillo, Tijuana, BC, Mexico

SHI Partnership Began: 2009

Project Overview: Proyecto Salesiano Tijuana, A.C. recently celebrated 12-years of service and is committed to being a continued source of assistance to a primarily large transient community. With the help of SHI, and local community members, the facility is run by volunteers who prepare a warm quality breakfast to 900 people four times per week consisting of coffee, bread, juice, a main course, rice and beans.
In addition to the food, and because 65 percent of those served are first-time repatriated immigrants to the area, the project also strives create opportunities for growth within the community by providing access to jobs, doctors, counseling, and family services. All this is done with the hope of restoring individuals and their families with dignity, the means to return to work, a way to be self-sufficient, and/or a way home.

Current Needs:Rice, beans, freshfruit and meat or poultry.

For information on how you can help this project please contact Sra. Patricia Torres (664) 687-3902 or email

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Parroquia Santo Toribio Romo

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Parroquia Santo Toribio Romo
(Saint Toribio Parish)

Mission: To provide religious education, catechism, marriage sacrament workshops, social services and food to the local community.

Number Served: 1,560 community members per year.

Director: Padre Juan Carlos Ackerman y Padre Francisco Curley

Location: Fraccionamiento Santa Fe, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

SHI Partnership Began: 2000

Project Overview: Our church has helped many members of the community who have been adversely affected by the lack of social services and lack of work, by providing food, backpacks, blankest, shoes, and social and spiritual education. Our parish is in the process of constructing a building which will provide shelter, rooms for youth discussion groups, and shelter for children to receive catechism. We currently provide confession every day of the week, as well as provide an average of 500 children weekly with bible studies in preparation for the first communion and confirmation.

Current Needs:
 Basic pantry food, backpacks, shoes, and blankets.

For information on how you can help this project please contact: (664) 974-4327 or email santotoribioromo1@hotmail

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Parroquia Santísimo Sacramento (Rosarito)

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Parroquia Santisimo Sacramento
(Blessed Sacrament Parish)

Mission: To nurture the soul of the community by providing food and spiritual and educational guidance.

Number Served: Mass for 2,000 parishioners weekly.

Director: Padre Arcadio Avila

Location: Rosarito, BC, Mexico

SHI Partnership Began: 2011

Project Overview: To date, SHI has donated two portable classrooms which will help the Parish continue to serve the community with catechism every week and religious education. Parroquia Santisimo Sacramento helps the poor by providing food bags . It also provides baptism services, and catechism for children to help prepare them for the First Communion and Confirmation.

Current Needs: Food, backpacks, and sweaters.

For information on how you can help this project please contact Parroquia Santisimo Sacramento representative Padre Arcadio Avila (661) 613-7626 or  email

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Parroquia Santiago Apóstol

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Parroquia Santiago Apóstol
(Saint James the Apostle Parish)

Mission: To provide religious education, catechism, marriage sacrament workshops, social services and food to the local community.

Number Served: 1,600 children monthly, in addition to regular weekly religious services and sacrament.

Director: Father Aurelio Castillo Aguilar

Location: Colonia Reforma, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

SHI Partnership Began: 2005

Project Overview: The Parish is lead by Father Aurelio Castillo Aguilar and volunteers. Together they provide community outreach and aid in the form of breakfast and catechism to an average of 1,600 children monthly with the assistance they receive from SHI. The parish has also recieved one portable building which has been converted into a chapel enabling them to provide a clean and safe environment for the community.  In addition to providing breakfast to children attending Saturday and Sunday morning catechism classes, the Parish also provides the community for first communion and confirmation, and also distributes blankets, shoes, sweaters, back-packs, and tarps for incliment weather protection and the annual December Christmas tradition.

For information on how you can help this project please contact the office at: (664) 626-7672 or

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