Project Success Stories



4 CHAPELS, 8 MICRO-ENTERPRISE PROJECTS, 4 SHORT-TERM MISSION GROUPS AND OUTREACH IN THE CABECAR RESERVE ADDS UP TO A GREAT YEAR IN 2013 WITH 92% OF ALL FUNDS RECEIVED GOING DIRECTLY TO MISSION PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS FOR THE POOR. SEE YOUR "CHARITY LIVE " CLICK ON THE CHARITY LIVE BUTTON FOR VIDEOS, NEW REPORTS
AND MORE ABOUT THE WORK OF ST. BRYCE MISSIONS. 
These are the stories of the communities and people behind the projects we have completed or are works in progress. Want to bring a group to Costa Rica and participate in some of these projects. Bring A Group

                 Projects Funded and Completed

The Chapel in the Indigenous Reserve Catholic Mission to the Indigenous.

The Chapel in  the Chirripo Reserve with missionary quarters.. Completely funded by the St. Bryce Foundation through the kind donations from the Flavin family of Shreveport Louisiana is the first permanent Catholic Chapel in the Chirripo Reserve. 
A Cabecar child in her Sunday best. Quetzel

See the slide show below.






         Padre Pio Chapel Pacure de San Joaquin


19/11/2013

Walls are up and framing for for roof trusses and ventilation. 

07/11/2013
   Offloading the Two Truck Loads of Materials. 







Our Lady of the Angels Chapel Bella Vista ,Puntarenas Costa Rica. 


This chapel is in one of the poorest districts of Cost Rica.
The community has waited 10 years to have a chapel. 
Special thanks to St. Nicholas Parish in Lydia Louisiana for 
donating this chapel.. 

The head Catechist at Bella Vista tells Colleen that they waited 
10 years to get a chapel. 



Our Lady of the Angels Chapel in Ni Mari
This chapel was funded in part by the Franciscan Friars Minor and Catholics on Mission from the Diocese of Ft. Wayne. The chapel in Ni Mari was too small and in disrepair . The St.Bryce Foundation designed a new chapel,purchased materials and transported the materials to Ni Mari. Our Lady of the Angels Pray for us. 

Franciscan Friars Minor




YouTube Video





St. Martin de Porres Chapel Refurbishment




We are currently funding the refurbishment of the exterior and interior of the St. Martin Deporres Chapel. We are refinishing the concrete finish on the exterior of the chapel and painting the inside and outside of the chapel with funds that were donated to the St. Bryce Foundation.
       The Altar After






Womens Work Cooperative

The Mercy Covers initiative of the St. Bryce Foundation brings together the talents of local women . The quilts are donated to several charities The quilts are donated to  Orphanage Salvando Corozones a women's safe house for human trafficking and the Gleason House for patients who suffer from ALS (Lou Gehrigs )disease. We will be having more opportunities to donate quilts to other charities that need them in the future.

                                      

                            Quilts Drying in the Sun




Food Program

                           

The Chicken Run Project (click icon)


We are currently providing food supplements to a few  families who are among the very poor in our community. Mostly this consists of buying locally produced meats, fruits and vegetables and sharing them with these families. One such story is Mariel and her two children who are indigenous Cabecars. They live in a small wood and tin shack just down the road from us. We have provided food and clothing for them. Ongoing.

Confessional Tayutic


The confessional in Tayutic has been funded. Thanks to the kind donation of the Lograhn family of New York. The Church in Tayutic has undergone a renovation to make it a beautiful place of worship and now it will be completed with the confessional to celebrate the Sacrament of Forgiveness. $1,600 US

Events Sponsored by the St. Bryce Foundation

Catholicism Series. We are using the Fr. Robert Baron Catholicism series to evangelize in the Reserve. The response has been amazing.

Youth Event. The St.Bryce Foundation sponsored a trip of 40 youth from the Reserve to a youth conference in Turriabla.

Movie Night. We sponsored a movie night showing of a version of the Story of Our Lady of Gudalupe. 70 Indigenous showed up to attend and were excited to hear about the Lady from heaven who appeared to look like them and spoke their language. They asked us when could they come back to learn how to pray.

Back to School Youth event with music and prayer. Over 100 people came to share with the youth for this event.

Statues for three Poor Chapels

The St. Bryce foundation has just purchased three statues for the chapel of St. Padre Pio, Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Josephs in El Progresso. 

This will be a nice Christmas gift for the community as at this time they only have some faded posters. In addition the Statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be in place for the Dec 12th procession of the community to Guadalupe for the yearly pilgrimage. 


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