• How We Use Educational Project Funds

    How We Use Educational Project Funds

    The program at Caminando Por La Paz is a bit different from what you might expect. In many cases, we do not pay the full cost of the student’s school expenses.  As you may know, the name “Caminando por la Paz” translates to “Walking for Peace.” When I first met Father Goekler, MM, the founder…

  • Graduations


    November is the time of school graduations in Guatemala. This year several of our current students have graduated at various levels—preschool, elementary school, junior high school, and high school. Now, a couple of our students are working toward their college Bachelor’s Degrees.  Here, one of our students,Fredy Sanchez, receives his diploma before family and friends…

  • A visit from our Byzantine friends

    A visit from our Byzantine friends

    Rev. Father Merek Vismoskey offered a Byzantine liturgy in remembrance of our founder, Father Thomas Goekler, on the 10th anniversary of his death.

  • Temporary Change of Focus

    Temporary Change of Focus

    As the COVID-19 pandemic has penetrated our country, we have found it necessary to temporarily change our primary focus.  We are now heavily involved in combating the hunger that has penetrated our neighborhood.  Our area (Paridiso II, Zone 18, Guatemala City) is one of the most marginalized in a city known for its poverty.  Almost…

  • Sister Helen’s 100th Birthday

    Sister Helen’s 100th Birthday

    Maryknoll Affiliates in Guatemala celebrate with Sister Helen. Our friends from Albany, New York, who had known Sister Helen Werner long before our program began, joined us for the celebration on Saturday, February 22, 2020. Steve Barrett (on left), a Guatemala Affiliate, interprets for our visitors from New York, Santa Orlando and Denise and Rich…

  • Thanksgiving week 2019

    Thanksgiving week 2019

    A great visit with our friends from Albany, New York Table fellowship is always a special time at Caminando por la Paz.If you choose to visit us one day, you, too, can experience it!

  • A Day for the Girls

    A Day for the Girls

    After the recent Guys Day, it was only fair to have a day for the girls.After some discussion, they asked to go to Mondo Petepa, a local amusement park. This was one of the more interesting rides. The carriage goes up rather high, and then the disc moves in a clockwise motion. You can hear…

  • Guys Day

    February 25th, 2019 One of our consistent donors asked that a certain part of her recent donation be utilized to provide two days with recreational activities for the main leadership living in the program house.  The guys choose to go to Mountain Adventures, a park specially designed for paintball. The park also had giant plastic…

  • 2016-2018

    We’ve collected our activities from these years in an album. Please page through Looking Back: 2016-2018 to see all we have done!