54th Annual Peru Mission Dinner

Our 2019 dinner was held on Thursday, October 24, at the Duquesne Union Ballroom at Duquesne University, as we celebrated the birth of the 100,000th baby in the maternity hospital.

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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2018 Peru Mission Dinner Video

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


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

Photos from Previous Annual Dinners

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