55th Annual Peru Mission Dinner

Our 2020 dinner will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at Duquesne Union Ballroom at Duquesne University. Please mark your calendars to save the date.

55th Annual Peru Mission Dinner

At the current time, plans are underway for the 55th Annual Peru Mission Dinner to be held for the benefit of the diocesan mission in Chimbote, Peru, on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. Please note that the dinner is scheduled for a Tuesday evening this year due to scheduling, as it has been held on Thursday evenings in the past. Further details will be posted when available and as plans for re-opening public spaces in the wake of the corona virus shutdown continues.

Wrap Up from the 54th Annual Peru Mission Dinner

On Thursday, October 24, 2019, during our 54th Annual Peru Mission Dinner, the Diocese of Pittsburgh and the Chimbote Foundation joyously celebrated the 100,000th birth at the maternity hospital! It was a night to remember as we honored life – the life-giving, life-sustaining and life-affirming ministry of our Catholic medical missionaries in Chimbote, Peru.

Our dear friend of Chimbote, Mike Clark, distinguished news anchor for WTAE-TV, volunteered, once again, to be our dinner’s Master of Ceremonies. Recent mission teams served as Dinner Hosts. They, too, have witnessed and shared the heartwarming stories of this amazing “Bridge of Love and Hope” that links two continents, two diocese and two peoples, all one in Jesus Christ.

Bishop LetterAt the 2019 dinner, we heard from Chimbote what the schoolchildren and families of Pittsburgh have been able to accomplish when our hearts open to the call of Jesus in Saint Matthew’s Gospel, “Whatever you did for one of these least of mine, you did it for me!” [Mt 25:40]


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2019 Peru Mission Dinner Video

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The Poorest of the Poor in Chimbote Thank You for Your Prayers and Support!

Photos from the 2019 Annual Dinner

(Click to enlarge. All the photos credit Mr. Norbert [Chip] Kelsch.)

Photos from Previous Annual Dinners

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A Beautiful, Uplifting Story about Catholic Faith in Action!

Attorney Gretchen Roos and Deacon Tim Noca of the Chimbote Foundation board of directors discuss a half century of help and hope offered for the poorest of the poor in Chimbote, Peru. They were interviewed recently by Father Tom Burke for the diocese’s “Catholic Education Plus” radio program on KDKA-AM.

Diocesan Mission in Chimbote, Peru

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