Ixim Spirit of Solidarity is a transnational ministry that fosters mutually enriching Christian relationships between the people of Nebraska and Guatemala through sharing of our humanity, faith and resources.
Ixim, pronounced “ee-sheem”, is the Mayan word for corn, a staple of Guatemala and a livelihood of Nebraska. This represents the common goal of forming relationships between the people of the Archdiocese of Omaha, Nebraska, and the Diocese of Huehuetenango, Guatemala.
Called to Mission?
Have you ever considered doing a short term mission project in a foreign country? Have you felt the call from God to share faith with people from other lands but never knew how to make it happen?
In 2003 the Archdiocese of Omaha began a mission project called Ixim: Spirit of Solidarity, designed to build a relationship between the dioceses of Omaha and Huehuetenango in Guatemala. Groups from Omaha have traveled to Guatemala and worked side by side with the people there to improve the conditions and grow in faith.
If you would like to learn more about the next mission or would like to be part of a mission trip, send us an email or give us a call. Learn more about Ixim: Spirit of Solidarity Activities. (PDF)
Next Mission Trip
The fourteenth trip is being planned for June of 2016! We will likely leave on June 21 and return July 2. If you would like to learn more about the mission of Ixim or to consider joining this year’s mission to Guatemala, please attend one of the following information meetings:
- Sunday, January 10, 2016: St. Stephen the Martyr Parish Center
16701 “S” Street, Omaha, NE 68135, just south of 168th and Q.
- Wednesday, January 13, 2016: Christ the King Parish Center
654 S. 86 St., one block north of Country Side Village on 86 St.
Entrances and parking on both north and south sides of bldg. Parish Center is just east of the church.
- Sunday, January 17, 2016: St. Columbkille
On the northeast corner of 84th and Cornhusker Rd.
200 E. 6th St., Papillion, NE
Steinhausen Center, just south of the church.
Signs will be posted with meeting room directions at all sites.
For more information, contact Mary Kay Meagher at 402.669.1722.
Monthly meetings are held at St. Columbkille’s parish center, first to facilitate the discernment process and then in preparation for the trip. It is very important to attend these meetings in advance of the trip!
Formation Meeting dates will be updated soon.
Travel in late June or early July
Trips are usually in late June and last for about 12 days. We fly from Omaha to Houston and Houston to Guatemala City. Check back for dates.