Icon Bridges with Mexico
Iglesia Ortodoxa
On Almsgiving
Orthodox Voices
St. George's History
Ask an X
Food Pantry Friends
Orthodox Rio Bridges
Spanish Orthodox Forum
Food Pantry
Inernational Festival
Spanish Orthodox Links
Monterrey Mex. Mission
Orphanage Almsgiving
Spanish Liturgics
Spanish Ortho. Outreach
Archbishop Dmitri's Visit
Seminarian Support
Spanish Scriptures
Iglesia en Mexico
Spanish Translations
Vegetarian Recipes
Casa Amparo
Covering Our Neighbors
Internat'l Service Projects
Learn Spanish!
Winter Service Retreat
Missions & Outreach
Retiree's Wanted!
About Orthodoxy
Contact Information
Service Schedule
Driving Directions
Mexico Theophany 2007
Pascha 2008
Orthodox Summer Camp
Volunteer Internships
Nuevo: La Fe Ortodoxo Cristiana
Facts from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brownsville
Half of the people living in the region are below 25 years of age. Hispanics account for 85% of the population, 85% are Roman Catholic...
In terms of population size and its relationship to economic development, the region is among the poorest in the United States. According to data provided by the Texas Employment Commission and the United States Census Bureau, unemployment rates for the Rio Grande Valley remain in the teens, with some areas in Starr and Willacy Counties having rates well into the twenty percentile range.
Indeed, the poverty which is prevalent here hampers effective evangelization efforts. Much of the area is agricultural and rural. There are over 200 residential settlements known as "colonias" throughout the Valley. These colonias resemble third world shanty towns with their lack of running water, sewage systems, electricity and paved roads. The extreme poverty of the area has given rise to other social problems that the Church must attempt to address. Many of our Valley youth have turned to a life of drug abuse and crime. There is a higher incidence of disease and birth defects in this region due to the sometimes unaffordable or nonexistent health care and pollution of the environment.

¡Gloria a Dios por todo!
Direct your Questions, Comments or Feedback to (Por favor dirigir sus preguntas, dudas o comentarios al): 956-781-6114 or info@stgeorgepantry.org

Home Back Top
Powered by Orthodox Web Solutions