Sister Parish In Peru

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. 


Thank you so much to everyone who donated to our sister parish the weekend of September 9 & 10, 2023. Our visit with Padre Joe & Ginet was well received by all who were able to attend one of the Masses. If you were not able to be here, you can view this video to see the 9 a.m. streaming of Mass with Padre Joe Uhen giving the homily.

If you would like to make a donation, you can do so at any time. There are many ways to make a difference with our sister parish, Santisimo Sacramento. Drop off your aluminum cans or aluminum items in the trailer located on the Northeast lot. With the We Can For Peru, we average about $250 per month that helps offset the salaries of the Physical & Speech Therapists in Peru. You can make a check payable to St. Anthony’s with Peru in the memo or go to and make a one-time online donation indicating it for Peru.

¡Las bendiciones de Dios para todos!

God’s Blessings to all,


Ways to Make A Difference

Contact Maureen Michaels with questions regarding our Sister Parish.

Santisimo Sacramento, Our Sister Parish

Padre Joe Santisimo Sacramento St. Anthony on the Lake
Peru Trip 2019 St. Anthony on the Lake








Santisimo Sacrament Peru Trip Photos

These videos tell the story of how we are making a difference in Santisimo Sacramento.

Santisimo Sacramento's parish school is Mother of Good Counsel which opened the first classrooms seven years ago.This is a video of a new addition that is being constructed whereby they will be able to accommodate well over 1000 students in the near future.

In January, 1999, 11 members of St. Anthony on the Lake visited Peru to see what we as a parish could to do help the over 40,000 members of Padre Joe's parish. We were blessed to find it a community of faith filled, beautiful people who dwell in homes consisting of dirt floors, bamboo walls, tin roofs, with no running water or electricity. From that fact finding mission, evolved our current Family to Family Program where families from St. Anthony sponsor families in Peru donating $30 per month to supply the Peru family with rice, beans, powdered milk, vegetable oil and various other sundries. To date St. Anthony on the Lake sponsors over 350 families in Piura.

Subsequent annual visits have included 210 St. Anthony parishioners who've made the pilgrimage, many having traveled more than once.

In September each year, Padre Joe Uhen, comes to St. Anthony’s to visit along with two to three of his staff members. While here, Fr. Joe celebrates at each of our weekend masses and gives us an update on his parish, Santisimo Sacramento. Each of his staff members also speak to our parish thru Fr. Joe’s interpretation and tell of the many thanks that their people send to all of us at St. Anthony’s.

PreNatal Vitamins:

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.

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 Click on English then scroll down to “Gifts for the Poor” to see other possibilities. 

Please contact Maureen Michaels at or (262) 691-9170 X1101 for information on how to support our sister parish or visit our online giving opportunity through PushPay.