Since 2013 Fr. Joe Uhen, pastor of our sister parish Santisimo Sacramento, has visited St. John Vianney each September with two of his staff to share what is happening at their parish in Peru. Due to travel restrictions during the pandemic, Fr. Joe is unable to travel to Wisconsin this year but has sent a video for our mission weekend. This video will be played at all Masses on 9/5 and 9/6 and will be available on the SJV website. The pandemic has hit Peru very hard, especially those families living in extreme poverty. Cases among children and adolescents have increased significantly recently, and there are still quarantines in place. Freddy Cornejo, who came to SJV last September, has Covid, along with his wife and four family members who are positive for the virus. We ask for your prayers for Freddy, his family and the many others suffering from Covid and the economic impact of no work for months. Unfortunately there will be no mission trip to Peru in January 2021 for our adult missionaries who build homes, provide medical care and surgical procedures, visit and take Communion to the sick and homebound, deliver food and more. The youth mission trip scheduled for this August was cancelled. We miss seeing and helping our friends in Peru.
As a parish we would like to continue to support the ministries at Santisimo Sacramento because many people go to Fr. Joe and the parish seeking help with food, supplies, medicine, oxygen, etc. Since we cannot have a second collection for his mission work at the Masses, you can donate to Fr. Joe through Faith Direct, or you can text any dollar amount to our secure text-togive donation number (262) 233-2456 or you may drop off a check at the parish office (please indicate Peru or Fr. Joe in the memo line). Your support is greatly appreciated by those whom Fr. Joe and his staff have been serving in these desperate times of need. Contact Julie Beres at email@example.com with any questions. Muchas gracias for your prayers and donations to help Fr. Joe and Santisimo Sacramento.
To see more about how your donations have helped the people of Santisimo Sacramento, please watch this video. Thank you!