Papal Nuncio Present at COAR Confirmations

  On June 8th, 2014, six COAR children celebrated their confirmation at COAR’s parish church of Nuestra Señora del Pilar.  It was an especially memorable event for everyone as the Papal Nuncio joined the local parish priest for the Sacrament of Confirmation.  COAR’s director, Administrative Staff, Housemothers were joined by children, relatives, God Parents and […]

Read More

Preventing the BORDER CRISIS by Building School & Team Spirit in Zaragoza

As nearly all Americans are now aware, there has been a large influx of undocumented children coming to the United States alone or unattended by their parents.  While this issue raises many political questions at home in the US, it also creates an opportunity to discuss preventative actions that can be taken in Central America […]

Read More

Letting Kids Be Kids: OFF TO THE MOVIES!

    In May, COAR’s director rewarded 20 of our kids for their excellent grades at the end of the  1st grading period and their overall good behavior. She sought out Salvadoran sponsors who paid for a rare field trip to a Cinemark movie theater to watch the newly released Spiderman 2. The kids were well […]

Read More

COAR’s Strong Families Program

Catholic Relief Services developed a program to strengthen family bonds and build values through group activities and guided conversations. Two volunteers from CARITAS adapted that program especially for our community. Each weekend, a group of COAR children participate. From safety, to education, food, healthcare, spirituality, and skills for improving interpersonal relationships, this is just one […]

Read More