PORTLAND---All are welcome to attend the Latino Festival at Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Parish hall, located on 65 Mellen Street in Portland, on Saturday, June 22, starting at noon.
The festival will include games for children, handmade crafts, cultural presentations, live music, and the opportunity to sample many Central and South American dishes like tacos, tamales, pupusas, carne asada, horchata, flan, chicken stew, rellenitos, and more. Tickets for the different food items will be sold at the festival.
All proceeds from the event will benefit Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Parish. The festival celebrates the rich cultural heritage of the parish’s Latino parishioners. Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Parish is the home for Hispanic Ministry for the Greater Portland area, serving people from 12 Spanish-speaking countries through a variety of events like Bible study in Spanish, Mass in Spanish each Sunday, and special retreats.
In addition, Sacred Heart/St. Dominic provides countless community programs, social justice presentations, and workshops for local residents, including Catholic Charities Refugee & Immigration Services. The parish’s food pantry distributes close to 3,000 pounds of food each week and, when in need, hundreds in the neighborhood turn to the parish for clothes and household items.
For more information about the festival, call Jose at (207) 653-5609 or Ismael at (207) 415-9547.