Tuesday, March 4, 2014

OUR FIRST ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: The Cathedral of Santiago, St James English parish outreach mission of St. Alban, diocese of Guatemala celebrates one year in Antigua, Sacatepequez!

St. Alban Mission meets every Sunday, noon at historically famous Casa Convento Concepcion
Ciudad de Santiago de los Caballeros de Goathemalan (City of Saint James of the Knights of Guatemala). Naturally, St. James became the patron saint of the city.
Holy Eucharist at FIRST ANNIVERSARY celebration mass at St. Alban Mission, diocese of Guatemala, Antigua, Sacatepequez. Casa Convento Concepcion, March 2, 2014*
The Rev. Ricardo Frohmader, Associate Minister,  officiating with Elizabeth Bell assisting at the altar*
Last Sunday, March 2, 2014, St. Alban/Antigua English outreach mission of the St. James English parish of Santiago Cathedral, Guatemala City, celebrated it's first anniversary.  Associate Minister, Fr. Ricardo Frohmader and formation assistant and local historian/Antigua Tours founder, Elizabeth Bell served at the altar.  The temporary ¨chapel¨ of St. Alban Mission was generously offered to the outreach mission by Jade expert and
archaeologist Mary Lou Ridinger.

Saint Alban Mission has been a successful outreach program from the start.  Located in the very/very historic convent of Casa Covento Concepcion there has always been a welcoming spirit here which is supported by local residents and travelers who visit us weekly.  

Antigua, Guatemala is a World Heritage Site and the Mission of St. Alban provides a charming and historic setting for visitors and year-round Episcopalians/Anglicans from  the worldwide Anglican Communion to worship in English from the Book of Common Prayer.  At St. Alban, mi casa es su casa is expressed with the fullest meaning of Christian hospitality.  ALL are welcome at St. Alban.

St. Alban English Mission, Antigua, Guatemala is a outreach project of The St. James English parish, Episcopal Diocese of Guatemala, IARCA

The Most Reverend Armando Guerra Soria,  Rector and Primate of Central America

The Reverend Ricardo Frohmader, Associate Minister
St Alban Mission holds services every Sunday at Noon
Casa Convento Concepcion, Antigua Guatemala
All are welcome - See welcome letter at the sidebar

* Thanks to Elizabeth McCullough for anniversary mass photos


  1. Congratulations, I look forward to visiting with you someday! Many blessings to each of you.

  2. Thanks for sharing the news of this historic event. Padre Ricardo has certainly ministered to many during this past year through the sacraments
    and personal involvement. Thanks to everyone who has made this possible and blessings for the future.