Endless Row: oil wax crayon on paper by Richard Haynes Jr.
The pictures used on this page are by American artist Richard Haynes, Jr.  Click here to visit his website. Hover your mouse over each picture to get a description.

We thank Mr. Haynes for granting us permission to use these beautiful images.

 

PLEASE NOTE: This ministry is now run out of Holy Martyrs of Japan Parish in Bradford. To volunteer for this ministry please contact Holy Martyrs directly.

Holy Martyrs of Japan Parish

Contact: Nancy Mora
(289) 926-1346 or email elsembrador.hmoj@gmail.com


Church: 167 Essa Street
Bradford, Ontario
L3Z 2B6 Canada
(905) 775-2065

 

   


Endless Bending by Richard Haynes, Jr. - oil wax crayon on paper

WHO WE ARE
We are a group of English and Spanish speaking parishioners from St. Elizabeth Seton, St. John Chrysostom and Holy Martyrs of Japan Parishes whose mission is to provide both spiritual and social support to the Mexican migrant farm workers who come to the Holland Marsh area each year. We visit farms in Bradford, East Gwillimbury, and King Township, hold social events, help people find support for practical needs, and assist with a weekly Spanish language liturgy at 5 p.m. on Sundays at Holy Martyrs of Japan Church. (During the winter season, from November to March, the mass is celebrated monthly on the second Sunday of the month)

WE NEED HELP!
With your involvement, we can do a better job of including our Mexican brothers and sisters in our parish and community. For some roles, it is necessary to speak Spanish, but many roles are open to anyone. We will provide orientation and training for those who wish to part of El Sembrador.

 



Patience by Richard Haynes, Jr. - oil wax crayon on paperLiturgical Ministries

  1. Spanish language lectors

  2. Eucharistic ministers

  3. Altar servers

  4. Musicians

  5. Sacristans

  6. Hospitality

Farm visitors

  1. Only one person on a visiting team needs to speak Spanish

  2. Needs to be available at least two evenings per month

Transportation

  1. Assistance with rides to mass and social events

  2. Large vehicles helpful

Hospitality after mass

  1. Setting up tables in hall or meeting room

  2. Setting up and serving coffee and cookies

Special events

  1. Annual barbecue in July, bus trip in August, Mexican holiday in September

Other roles

  1. Assisting with organizing committee

  2. Publicity and public relations, flyer distribution

  3. Teaching English


CONTACT US!
If you are interested in becoming involved with El Sembrador, please contact Holy Martyrs of Japan Parish. This ministry is run out of that parish. The contact person is Nancy Mora. The parish phone number is 905 775-2065.

 


El Sembrador
is the Spanish word for “The Sower”
reflecting our work’s connection
to our faith and to agriculture.


 

El Sembrador  (the Sower)
Ministry to Migrant Workers

 

“I was a stranger and you welcomed me” Matt:25:3

“El Sembrador”
is the Spanish word for “The Sower”
reflecting our work’s connection
to our faith and to agriculture.

 

E  Additional information is found on this page:
  
Life of Service: Service Organizations

 

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