The parish of Jesucristo Resucitado is located in Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela. An estimated 65,000 people people live in the 11 distinct barrios or neighborhoods within the parish.

This part of Venezuela suffers from high unemployment.  The unemployment rate in the parish of Jesucristo Resucitado is an estimated 73%.  High unemployment is the main cause of domestic violence, delinquency, high malnutrition, alcoholism and prostitution that plague much of San Felix. At the parish of Jesucristo Resucitado, the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis is responding to the spiritual and physical needs of the people.

In 2001 Bishop Richard Pates, auxiliary bishop from Saint Paul and Minneapolis, and Bishop Mariano Parra, bishop of the Diocese of Ciudad Guayana, consecrated the new church of Jesucristo Resucitado Parish.  In 2006, construction was completed of a church and parish center containing a medical clinic, dentist office, medical laboratory, computer center, youth room and various classrooms for catechesis, as well as for teaching people skills to start their own businesses.

Lay volunteers from the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis have been active in different projects over the last 40 years.  The parish center at Jesucristo Resucitado has a fully furnished apartment which can house up to 12 guests.  Groups from various parishes across the archdiocese  have visited and worked on a regular basis, as have students from High Schools, the colleges and seminarians from St Paul Seminary.

As we look to the future, we hope to continue to have many more guests from the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis visit us.

In sharing the love that the Lord has for each of us, we continue to walk together as brothers and sisters, as members of the Church in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and in the Diocese of Ciudad Guayana, sharing the gifts and talents we have been blessed with and building the friendships that have been growing for 40 years.