“Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.”
A New Presbytery for a Parish in Peru
The presbytery of Corpus Christi Parish in Massiapo, Peru is in terrible shape. The tin roof is rusting away, and the house itself looks more like a shed. It‘s hard to believe that anyone could actually live here.
The parish priest, Father Jorge Munos Darwit, wrote to us asking for help: “The poor state of the building is especially problematic in the rainy season, and we really need to build a new parish house as quickly as possible, so that we can provide the people of this parish, which is mission territory, with the best possible care.”
The parish of Massiapo sits in the Andes, at an altitude of over 10,000 feet. Life here was already extremely difficult; the pandemic has made it worse. Peru was hit hard by the coronavirus, resulting in widespread death and poverty. Many planned Church events and activities had to be postponed or even canceled, but more than ever, the people need help.
The new parish would provide accommodation for the parish priest, three catechists, and two other people working in the youth apostolate. It would also be able to accommodate guests, like when the bishop comes to administer the sacrament of Confirmation or listen to cares and concerns of the parish.
Father Darwit needs our help, and we cannot let him down. We have promised $31,600 for the presbytery.
Will you join us in helping this poor parish in Peru? We are sure that Father Darwit and its members will remember you in their prayers.
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