We will again this summer be sending a semi-sized container to our sister in Peru. Family to Family sponsors watch your email in June for details about what to send and in what type bins. We will collect from August 4th thru August 12th .
If you wish to donate Pre Natal Vitamins to our sister parish it would be greatly appreciated. Pregnant mothers who are not able to afford these vitamins experience a greater percentage of delivering a child with a cleft palate among other problems. Our Speech Therapy team is will be sending these vitamins in the August container.
Peru Trip in October:
A group from St. Anthony’s will be traveling to our sister parish, Santisimo Sacramento in Piura, Peru from October 8-15, 2018. If you are interested in finding out more about this trip contact Maureen in the parish office at 262-691-1173.
Ways To Make A Difference:
There are many ways you can make a difference in helping our sister parish besides sponsoring a family or donating items for the container. St. Anthony and Santisimo Sacramento websites have many ideas in which to donate in honor of that hard to buy for birthday, anniversary or thinking of you gift. Tangible items such as purchasing a chicken, pig or donkey for a family, full day of work or one-week salary for a person in need of a job, shoes, clothing for a child, mattress or bed for a family, etc.
Santisimo’s website is www.santisimo.org. Click on English then scroll down to “Gifts for the Poor” to see other possibilities.
A Letter from Padre Joe on the Recent Flooding:
Peace Fr. Tony and Maureen,
I would like to thank all of the faithful at St. Anthony's for their powerful prayers and amazing generosity for our people who have been displaced by rain and flooding. Your donation not only helps us care for the 380 refugees who have been forced out of their homes, but also for the many families whose homes do not have adequate roofing. Most families can deal with the normal light rains that occur a few times a year, but this phenomenon of prolonged daily downpours was overwhelming. Even our church filled with water on many occasions. Though some of our workers are out delivering the family to family food packages from St. Anthony's, most of them are working overtime at our three refugee centers. This is a time of crisis and the parish staff is giving their all to help those who are displaced and in need. The patience and trust of those who have lost everything is a great lesson to us all. Your generous funds are helping us feed and care for these people now, and will also help us rebuild their homes later. This great compassion, together with your prayers, is helping us carry this trial with faith and hope. Blessings to all of you.
Padre Joseph Uhen and the staff at Santisimo Sacramento Parish in Piura
Our latest photos: http://www.santisimo.org/galeria/2017/lluvias/ayudando.php
If you are interested in traveling to Peru with our group in early January please contact Maureen in the parish office for information firstname.lastname@example.org.