Our mission is to provide spiritual, financial, and physical support and create opportunities for the less fortunate of the communities we serve while honoring God in all we do. As an ecumenical organization, our vision is to provide ongoing support, foster educational opportunities, environmental improvements, and Christian values within the international communities we serve, through board development, strategic planning, and fund raising within our St. Peter community and with other partnerships in the community.
We partner with our sister parish, Our Lady of the Rosary in Sabanagrande, Francisco Morazan, Honduras; Children of Jesus Orphanage located north of Port Au Prince, Haiti; and San Juan Bosco, Las Tunas, Cuba. Our Lady of the Rosary has 86 communities in the mountains around Sabanagrande. We have developed a mutually supportive relationship with them. We assist financially, with our prayers, and through mission visits. Since 2008 we have built a chapel, initiated a micro loan program, provided water filters for several villages, organized a medical mission, supported the local clinic, visited schools, worked on the parish retreat center and bilingual school, and refinished pews. We have taken nearly two tons of supplies to the community. Currently, we are collecting travel size soaps, shampoos, and toothpaste, toothbrushes, and over-the- counter medicines (no liquids, please). Donations can be placed in box in church vestibule or taken to church office. We cannottake items that are expired.
The children of St. Peter are providing support for Children of Jesus Orphanage through their offertory collection each Sunday. Adults who are interested in building our relationship with this orphanage, which cares for nearly 100 students, are needed.
We have new sister parish in Cuba. We need a group who wish to foster this relationship.
We also sponsor a child in Africa and contribute to other projects occasionally. We need people with various talents to fundraise and assist with in all our mission communities. Flexibility and a willingness to work are essential; knowledge of Spanish, Creole, or French and medical skills are helpful.
The Honduras group meets on the second Thursday of the month, October to April, at 7pm in the Alpha Omega room. The entire Mission Circle is meeting the 3rd Tuesday of September and May. For more information on the Women’s Project (micro loans in Honduras), Water Project (water filters in Honduras), and Mission Circle donation card, please click below.