About Our Sister Parish
In 1996, the Church of St. Michael became a sister parish to Parroquia Nuestra Senora del Perpetuo Socorro (Our Lady of Perpetual Help), a poverty-stricken parish with over 30,000 members located in Chimbote, Peru, along the Pacific Ocean. Chimbote, which is located south of Trujillo, is a city of about 400,000 people whose main industries are fishing and a steel mill.
A Sister Parish Committee was formed so that our parish community can help our brothers and sisters in Chimbote. Every spring, the parish supports a medical mission to Chimbote, sending medical supplies, doctors, nurses and volunteers. For more information, please visit the Sister Parish Committee page.
Father Jack Davis was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Fargo, North Dakota, in 1969. In 1974, he moved to Chimbote, Peru, to begin ministering to the poor. He is currently working at Our Lady of Perpetual Help. In addition to the main church, Fr. Davis has four satellite chapels in the neighborhood.
View our 2010 Mission photo tour! To learn more about Fr. Jack Davis and his mission in Chimbote, visit www.friends of chimbote.org
Sister Peggy Byrne has been assisting Fr. Jack Davis at OLPH for over 15 years. She oversees the education programs (tutoring for public school students and religious education programs), the Human Rights Office, social workers and programs for the elderly and disabled.
Sister Parish Education Campaign: Please opening the following link here to learn more and support: SISTER PARISH CHIMBOTE ED CAMPAIGN – 2013
We are currently working on gathering, sorting and manifesting items to go into two shipping containers to be sent to OLPH this fall. Please click on the attached flyers to see the needed items:
Contact: Reverend Jack Davis
Apartado Postal 134