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Bánica at 25: Diocesan mission changes lives in U.S., Dominican Republic

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In 1991, then Arlington Bishop John R. Keating created a diocesan mission in the town of Bánica, Dominican Republic, and assigned Father Gerry Creedon as the founding pastor. Twenty-five years, nine diocesan priests and countless lay volunteers later, the Catholic Herald looks at how the small rural community on the Haitian border has changed countless lives, here and in the Dominican Republic.

Lay volunteers recall their time at the mission

Tom Brock makes long-term commitment to mission

Fr. O'Hare's time in Bánica 'an incredible blessing'

Bishop Loverde celebrates silver anniversary Mass

A homegrown vocation

New film documents life at Bánica mission

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2016