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Six parishioners from St. Patrick Catholic Church went to Guatemala on a medical mission trip. The group included, from left, Claire Zajac, Marybeth Lorbiecki Mataya, Nancy Stinnett, Ryan Bates, Isaac Young and team leader Dr. Greg Young. Submitted photo

St. Pat's group works in Guatemalan village

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"I could never be this useful back home," said college student Ryan Bates, describing a highlight of his Guatemalan trip Jan. 17 to 25.


He was part of a team of six parishioners from St. Patrick Catholic Church on a medical mission to their sister parish of San Jose de Yalpemech, north of Coban in the Alta Verapaz region of Guatemala.

The group included Dr. Greg Young and his 9-year-old son, Isaac, nurse Nancy Stinnett, Claire Zajac, Marybeth Lorbiecki Mataya and Ryan Bates.

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