REACHING OUT TO OUR COMMUNITYSister Parish in Peru
Mission 2019 Video/Presentations
Next meeting will be in May 2020. Check back for update.
HNPToday Articles about the St Francis Sister Parish Ministry
History of Sister Parish Ministry
Our next Mission is tentatively scheduled for June 2021. Further information will be available in October.
View pictures from our previous parish missions to Peru!
Sister Parish Scholarships: We concluded the campaign on April 17th. Thanks to your generous support, St. Francis sent a check for $13,983 to Fr. Tony at Santa Ana. This will ensure that 45 kids can continue receiving a quality education when schools reopen.
Your generosity is even more significant considering the difficult times, financially and otherwise, both here at home and in Lima. Peru is under an extremely severe lockdown, resulting there, as here, in skyrocketing unemployment. The vast majority of our brothers and sisters at Santa Ana don’t live paycheck to paycheck: They are day laborers surviving on the country’s “informal” economy and are paid day-to-day. Thank You!
Mission Update: As announced earlier this year, there will not be a Mission in 2020. As Fr Tony described the number of moving parts regarding his many ministries, provincial affiliation, pending decisions, etc., all happening this summer, we concluded it would be best if we did not have a 2020 mission. We are very hopeful of resuming our annual Mission in 2021.
Children’s Health Drive: Since there will be no Mission this year, our means of transporting 500lbs of children’s vitamins (baggage) is not available. In lieu of vitamins, we will ask for your help this summer to support Fr Tony and local doctors address the rampant parasitic infections and anemia so prevalent among children in the Santa Ana community. Funds collected will be used for blood work and in country purchase of needed drugs.
Sister Parish Mission Support
From October 2007 through April 2020 St. Francis parishioners have contributed over $434,000 to our Sister Parishes for a wide variety of projects ranging from scholarships to construction of food kitchens, chapels, schools, clinics, and microloans, to mention a few.