Punta Gorda, Belize
The Jesuits’ St. Peter Claver Parish and School serves Punta Gorda, Belize, as well as acts as a hub for ministries throughout the Toledo District. The parish unites believers in the love of Christ and aspires to create a community in which all of its members can live, reflect and promote the teachings of Jesus Christ.
By the promotion of faith and justice, evangelization and sacramental and spiritual formation, the parish community of believers will encounter Christ and commit to his urgent challenge of following him within his body, the church, and to labor together to bring others to know, love and serve him.
The parish’s priority goals in implementing this mission include: to build lively Small Christian Communities, aware of and contributing to the larger whole of the parish; to empower its people and increase their self-reliance; to increase trust, cooperation and shared decision-making between the church leadership and the people; and to counter the growth of the evangelical churches in the Toledo District by increasing its own missioning efforts.