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Youth pilgrimage to El Salvador

July 17July 24


“It made me want to stand for something, for people, to lead communities of faith and teach the gospel.”

—past pilgrim Pilar Padrón speaks to Episcopal News Service about the youth pilgrimage to El Salvador.


Pilgrims are pensive after visiting the El Mozote massacre site in El Salvador. Photo: Episcopal News Service.

The Rev. Deacon Chuck Stewart and the Rev. Jeanne Hansknecht invite youth in grades 8-12 and college-age young adults to accompany them in pilgrimage to our Companion Diocese of El Salvador this July.

This eye-opening journey may change your life forever.

  • Build relationships with peers across culture, language, and class difference;
  • Take a crash course in the Salvadoran civil war, liberation theology, poverty, health care, economics and education;
  • Spend some hours in craft projects with little kids—they never have experiences like this.
  • Go to the beach and the mountains.



Thanks to funding from the Diocese of Central New York, the cost to each pilgrim is $450, plus airfare (generally about $800).

Pilgrims work on a craft project with young children in the Diocese of El Salvador.



Please contact Deacon Chuck Stewart or Mother Jeanne Hansknecht as soon as possible to learn more!

Deacon Stewart: (315) 685-8578 | e-mail
Mother Hansknecht: e-mail

You can reserve your space by making a deposit no later than March 31, 2019.


Tentative Agenda

Wednesday, July 17th: Arrive
Thursday, July 18th: Orientation; visit historic sites
Friday, July 19th: More history and sightseeing
Saturday, July 20th: Izalco / Escuela Biblia; El Maizal/ Anglican villages
Sunday, July 21st: San Martin/ Escuela Biblia; La Anémona/Community Development; worship service
Monday, July 22nd: Usulután/ community development, shrimp farm
Tuesday:  Morazán/El Mozote massacre site
Wednesday: Return home


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The Rev. Charles Stewart
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