In 1998, Fr. Joe Uhen, pastor of Santisimo Sacramento in Piura, Peru came to visit St. Anthony on the Lake as a missionary priest. What transpired after that visit is a successful twinning parish relationship unlike any other in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
Santisimo Sacramento Peru Program Updates
Due to the pandemic many things have changed in our lives and that is true with our sister parish, in Piura, Peru. We, for the second summer in a row, will not be sending a container of humanitarian aid along with Family-to-Family boxes to our friends at Santisimo Sacramento. Also, for the second year in a row, Fr. Joe Uhen will not be making his annual Mission Appeal visit to St. Anthony’s like he has for the past 20 years.
To make-up for not shipping a container and Padre Joe’s visit, we have dedicated the weekend of September 11-12, 2021 as our Archdiocesan Mission time for Peru. The homily for the weekend Masses will be a video narrated by Padre Joe giving us an update of the current status of his ministries and how his people are faring during these difficult times.
Donations will be accepted to help with the programs on-going at Santisimo, and Family to Family sponsors will be welcome to make a monetary donation to their Peru family in lieu of sending items on the container.
Another change is our annual trip to Peru which is typically held in October. This too has been postponed until early October, 2022.
We are very sad to have lost the past two years of visits and activities with our sister parish, but are extremely grateful for the continued generosity of our parishioners.
God bless you for all you do!
~Maureen Michaels, Peru Liaison
Contact Maureen Michaels with questions.
A message from Padre Joe that was shown on Mission Appeal Weekend.