Message from our Missionaries

Our missionaries give generously of their time, treasure, and talents as they prepare and travel to Peru. Most, if not all, tell us that they are changed in unexpected ways by their experience.

Click here to hear how two young adult lives were changed by the gentle souls they served in Peru.

Click here to hear the stories of several other missionary stories.

 

Check back for additional stories of ways our parishioners are touched and transformed
through their service to our brothers and sisters in Peru.

 

Missionary Teams

2017 PERU MEDICAL/DENTAL AND PARISH MISSION TRIPS

Interested in joining a Mission Trip to Peru?

 St. John has five trips scheduled for 2017 – one just for you and your family!

Watch the bulletin for separate organizational meeting dates for the Youth Mission team and the Eye Mission Team.

·                 January 20 – January 29 Surgical/Dental Mission
·                 May 26 - June 4 Youth Mission
·                 June 2 – June 12 Eye Mission
·                 June 23 – July 2 Parish and Dental Mission
·                 July 14 – 23 Medical/Surgical and Parish Mission

For more information, call Cheryl Pierce at 924-6232 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Ways to serve while in Peru

Here are some things you can do while you are in Peru:

 - Pray with daily prayer groups in the chapels, daily Eucharist with the people, weddings, baptisms, or at Eucharistic adoration

 - Build a home, a chapel, a school room

 - Deliver food packages, beds & blankets, clothing

 - Gather children for activities and crafts, families for a picnic

 - Heal while working with the parish health team, a medical, dental, or eye mission, provide hospice care, wellness education

 - Visit the elderly, the orphanage, your adopted family, the sick, families still unknown, a village at night, a farmer at work

 - Play at fiestas, traditional dances, soccer, volleyball

 - Teach English or other useful skills to the parish staff, local school children, the farmers

 - Help the parish lawyer or psychologist at the drug rehab program or women’s shelter

 - Invite youth to the movies, for ice cream or to Vacation Bible School.

 - Serve at the breakfast kitchens

 - Other projects yet to be discovered.