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Family from Houston, Texas, aids local Quintana Roo, Mexico, residents in constructing new house of worship

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Family from Houston, Texas, aids local Quintana Roo, Mexico, residents in constructing new house of worship

Elaine Trevithick and her family from Houston, Texas, recently joined other Regnum Christi missionaries and local residents of Quintana Roo, Mexico, to help build a local church there, to be called the Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel.

Quintana Roo is located near Cancun, Mexico.   (Click here to watch the YouTube video of their work in progress.)

Elaine and her husband, Mark, participated in the February “Cana in Cancun” marriage retreat this year with Fr. Simon Devereux LC.

“During that retreat we had Mass at the Guadalupe chapel, and saw they were building a more permanent structure,” said Fr. Simon. “Mark and Elaine were inspired to return with their family to help with the Guadalupe chapel.”

Mark said he was impressed by the wonderful work he witnessed during the marriage retreat at the nearby City of Joy, a project involving several charitable organizations, including Regnum Christi, to aid the needy.

“Helping them build the church was greatly inspired by the marriage retreat,” agreed Elaine.  “If we had not of made that one day trip to City of Joy, and to the (nearby) town, and met the people that were going to the church for Mass, and seeing that they were building the church,

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