In the Gospel of John (15: 16-17), Jesus says: "It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit. This I command you, love one another." The Mission of Proyecto de Amor is to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to our brothers and sisters in Peru by fostering personal relationships, sharing spiritual and temporal gifts, and worshiping together in order to build up God's kingdom and give witness to His goodness.
About Santisimo Sacramento
In 1998, St. John the Baptist Parish adopted a sister parish, Santisimo Sacramento (Blessed Sacrament), in Piura, Peru. Piura is located approximately 600 miles north of Lima, Peru's capital, and approximately 25 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. The climate is generally hot and never cold. The region is very poor and experiences 40% or more unemployment. Father Joseph Uhen, raised in Oklahoma City and a graduate of Notre Dame University, was ordained a priest in Piura on April 1, 1995. He is the Pastor of Santisimo Sacramento Parish which has over 30,000 parishioners. On any given weekend Father Joe, with assistance of a few Jesuits and retired priests in the area, celebrates 16 masses in 12 different locations. Over 12,000 faithful attend these masses every weekend.
Are you Being Called?
There are many ways you can serve our poor sisters and brothers of Piura.
Give of your Time:
-- Pray for our adopted families, missionaries, and those who are suffering and still in need of help
-- Translate letters from Peru (See the Container/Warehouse link on the right side of page)
-- Help at the Peru House or at the warehouse sorting and packing donated goods
(See the Container/Warehouse link on the right side of page)
-- Organize a fundraiser or donations effort in local schools or civic clubs
Give of your Talents:
-- Join a Mission Team (see the Missionary Teams link on the right side of page)
-- Recruit a colleague to join or support a Mission Team
-- Volunteer to help with a Peru Mission event
-- Share the news with others about our Peru Mission with Santisimo Sacramento
-- Join the Peru Mission Board
Give of your Treasures:
-- Join the Family to Family Program (See the Family to Family link on the right side of page)
-- Donate gently used clothes, shoes, household goods (See the Container/Warehouse link on the right side of page)