Aberdeen Area Hispanic Outreach Ministry is a ministry with the Latino population in Aberdeen and the northeast region of South Dakota. This ministry collaborates with the area Catholic Churches, Diversity Regional Outreach Center, and other diocesan and civic groups as they work together to welcome newly arriving Latino families. The primary purpose of this ministry is to help create a welcoming presence and to respond to the needs of newer Latino immigrants as they seek to integrate into our American culture and make a home among us.

Areas of Ministry

Diversity Outreach With Hispanic Families

Sister Myra Remily provides accompaniment to Hispanics who need help understanding the social service system, assisting them and their families in their transition into our American culture. This ministry provides advocacy for the issues that face this growing population and accompanies people to the WIC office, dentist, chiropractor, and doctor to translate for them. She has worked with some medical staff on translating their forms into Spanish and has also accompanied families to school conferences, offering translation services.

Sister Myra assisted a young mother to receive proper prenatal care and accompanied her in the birthing unit. She has helped mothers receive passports for their children and has also helped with legal courses for a young man. Other Hispanic families have been assisted as they navigate the social service system and deal with concerns regarding their immigration needs.

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Ministry Needs

This ministry seeks partners to assist with funding for the following needs:

Educational Needs
• Books
• Workbooks
• CDs
• Computers

Emergency Needs
• Shelter
• Food

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Presentation Sisters in Ministry

Sister Myra Remily was born and raised in Brentford, South Dakota. She entered the convent in 1959, and served as a community house cook before becoming a supervisor at Marquette University and the food service director at Presentation College and Convent for seven years. Sister Myra graduated Cum Laude from the University of Steubenville, Ohio with a Theology Degree. She worked in parish ministries for seven years before being called to missionary work in Mexico and Bolivia for 15 years. She now assists Hispanic immigrants in the Aberdeen, South Dakota area find work, good health care and housing.

 

 

 

Sister Consuelo Covarrubias was born in Hysham Mt. but was raised at Carterville and graduated from Rosebud High School. She met the Presentation Sisters at Holy Rosary Hospital in Miles City, MT and entered the convent in 1953.

She taught grade school in S.Dak. and in Minnesota. She taught at a bilingual school in Milwaukee  upon completing her BA in Spanish at Marquette Univ. Sister got  her MA in counseling and  her MA in theology and spirituality before she began doing parish ministry in Chicago, Illinois and the Eastern part of Indiana. In 2000 she returned to SD and ministered with Caminando Juntos in Sioux Falls, S. D. doing outreach with the Latino families. Currently Sister is doing part time outreach in the Aberdeen Hispanic Ministry.