By Sr Alicia Alambra FMM
Sister Alicia is a Franciscan Missionary of Mary from the Philippines. She has written before for Misyon, from Bolivia, Rome and from the USA. She is currently working in the Archdiocese of Chicago. The missionary work of the Church could not continue without the service of those who spend much of their time in front of a computer ensuring that financial resources are properly used.
‘Build a community of administrative and financial leaders in support of pastoral practice to achieve the mission of the Church.’
Sister Alicia leading a workshop with young adults of the parish
This is the goal of our work as Business Managers of the parishes in the Archdiocese of Chicago.
I working in a parish, St Donatus, Blue Island, Illinois, founded by the Comboni Missionaries in 1909, that includes few skilled but many unskilled workers, some of them migrants. The former residents were Italian who in recent years left the parish and went west of Chicago. Now about 90 percent of the populace are from Mexico and Guatemala.