Our mission is to provide support and create opportunities for the less fortunate of the communities we serve while honoring God in all we do. We partner with our sister parish, Our Lady of the Rosary in Sabanagrande, Francisco Morazan, Honduras; Infants of Jesus Orphanage and St. Jean Paul II Orphanage near 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 for nearly 600 women, provided water filters for many villages, organized biannual medical missions, worked on the parish retreat center and with the bilingual school, and more. We have taken over 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 cannot take items that are expired.
The children of St. Peter are providing support for children in Haiti through their offertory collection each Sunday. We are looking for sponsors for the children in the orphanages also. Sponsoring a child is $150 a year or $15 a month. To sponsor, write a check to St. Peter and write Haiti orphan on the memo line. You can select a particular child from photos in the gift shop or we can select for you.
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, Haitian Creole, or French and medical skills are helpful.
Gini EckertChair of Mission Circle386-736-2211 (home)386-479-9087 (cell)Dr. Robert MollLead for Cuba and Haiti386-738-6424 (home)386-717-9568 (cell)