The roots of the Peru Commission go back to 1969. Its work is to help raise funds for the Diocesan Mission to Peru. By doing this it also seeks to raise awareness about the poor conditions many people in Peru are living in. The funds raised support work amongst some of the poorest people in the world. The largest fundraiser for the projects is the compulsory annual Diocesan collection on the First Sunday of Advent but funds are also consistently raised across the Diocese by parishes, Diocesan groups and individuals.
The Peru Commission supports by prayer and through monitored grants the following projects: Sr. Millie – a Mercy Sister who helps maintain health clinics for the poor; SiDaVida – a Lima based centre of excellence for those affected by HIV and AIDS. It works with both the Church and government offering education, care and support; PARISHES which have been associated with the Leeds Mission to Peru over the years; HANOPREM a welcome home for a group of adults with physical and learning difficulties; STUDENTS from the poorest parts of Lima who are studying at University; UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA SEDES SAPIENTIAE: a Catholic University within the Diocese of Carabayllo, Lima with which it is hoped to forge close links. Apart from your financial help, please pray for all our friends and associates in Peru.
If you wish to become involved with the Peru Commission, require further information or would like to make a donation then contact:
Chair: Rev Jonathan Hart, St Joseph’s Presbytery, 25 Naylor Street, Batley Carr WF13 2DF Tel: 01924 465531
Secretary: Awaiting appointment
Treasurer: Mr Terry Bossons Tel: 01943 875426 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org