Another normal parish event that has taken a COVID hit is the annual Mission Appeal. This year we were scheduled for Msgr. Joe Hirsch, director of the Casa Hogar Orphanage in Lima, Peru to be here to speak on behalf of the children he serves. We will be having a modified version of this presentation Sept 12th & 13th, and hope to have the director of development for Casa Hogar with us that weekend. We will add a bit of information in our bulletin leading up to the appeal weekend.
A Message from the Children of Peru
We hope you and your families remain in good health during these changing times. Each of you in the St. John’s Community remains in our daily prayers here at Casa Hogar in Peru especially as a new school year in the US begins. Though Peru is still on lockdown and our precautionary measures remain, we know how fortunate we are to be able to continue daily Mass and Holy Hour.
On September 12th and 13th Fr. Jim has graciously offered to do a Mission Coop Appeal that we had planned to do this past Spring. Because of government restrictions in both Peru and the US, I will be unable to travel home as I normally plan, likely through the end of 2020. Mission Coops, speaking with all of you, hearing your prayers and sharing our mission is always so inspiring and I am disappointed to not have the opportunity to visit with the St. John’s Community, many of whom I have known for years!
More to come!
Msgr Joe Hirsch