Mass and Commissioning for 2017 Chimbote Mission Teams
Please join us with Bishop David A. Zubik for the Mass and Commissioning of the 2017 Chimbote Mission Teams to pray with and support our Chimbote missionaries. The date for this special event is Wednesday, May 24, which is the Eve of the Ascension. The mass will be held in the McDowell Auditorium at St. Paul Seminary at 6 p.m. In addition, you are encouraged and invited to stay after the mass for a spaghetti dinner at 7 p.m., which will be held across the hall in the Cardinals’ Great Hall.
This is a great way to learn more about our Diocesan mission in Chimbote, Peru; meet and share with both current and previous Chimbote missionaries; enjoy a great meal and support the teams with your prayers, encouragement and financial support, if desired. This event is open to the public. Please bring your family and friends with you.
This year, two teams of ten each will be traveling separately to Chimbote in June and July to serve in our Diocesan mission supporting a maternity hospital, medical clinic, laboratory, pharmacy, children’s shelter and home visit program. Please keep the neediest of our brothers and sisters in Chimbote in your prayers as the El Nino weather pattern recently brought torrential rains and flooding to this area, leaving many homeless or with damaged homes.
For more information, please see the story in the Pittsburgh Catholic newspaper from July 8, 2016, about our event for the 2016 mission teams. Read the article HERE.
Tickets are available for $10 each and can be requested by mailing a check payable to “The Chimbote Foundation” to Diocese of Pittsburgh Mission Office, 111 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, and including “Spaghetti Dinner” on the memo line. Reservations can also be made by emailing [email protected] or calling the Mission Office at 412-456-3065.