NORTH DIGHTON — The Mission Possible of North Dighton Team has been actively helping to provide necessities and monetary funds to help with the Marie Poussepin Center school for girls in Guaimaca, Honduras, founded in 2005 by the Diocese of Fall River to help young girls to receive their high school formation with the Dominican Sisters. The families help as much as possible, but the center is maintained through donations and grants.

Recently, the Mission Possible of North Dighton Team, presented a check for $700 from raffle proceeds to Sister Marta Ines Toro, Vice Provincial Superior of the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation, at their Provincial House in Dighton. The funds will be used by the Sisters in Guaimaca for biosecurity and lab tests for diabetics. From left: Karen Paradis, Ruth Andrade, Manuel Avila, Sister Marta, Brian Brown, Sister Sindi Bardales, Nancy Brown, and Ed Kremzier. (Missing from photo is team member Sharon Clark.) Below, Patrick Larivee from Annunciation of the Lord Parish in Taunton enjoys the basket he won in a fund-raising raffle.

Once the young women graduate they are able to attend the local Agricultural University with a full scholarship arranged by the Sisters.

The funds will also assist the medical and dental clinic, and Jerusalem Farm there. The team has been providing assistance to the Sisters and residents in Guaimaca for the last 12 years. 

Due to the pandemic its fundraising has been difficult, but not ending. Recently, it created a candy tower and included $50 in scratch tickets for a raffle fundraiser with the help of the Knights of Columbus, and offered it after weekend Masses to the parishioners at St. Nicholas of Myra, North Dighton, Annunciation of the Lord and St. Andrew the Apostle parishes in Taunton. 

Patrick Larivee from Annunciation of the Lord was the grand prize winner.