As part of the Pontifical Mission Societies' efforts to propagate the faith, the Augustinians joyfully participate in the Missionary Cooperative Plan in North America.  Participating in this plan not only supports our missions financially, but also promotes evangelization and the missionary spirit of our Church.

This page is intended for parishes that have been assigned to the Augustinians this year.  Please use it as a resource to download a sample bulletin article or photos to promote your upcoming mission appeal.

 

About the Augustinian Order

The Vicariate of San Juan de Sahagún in northern Peru now has 25 men in solemn vows and 38 men in various stages in formation.

The Vicariate of San Juan de Sahagún in northern Peru now has 25 men in solemn vows and 38 men in various stages in formation.

Following in the footsteps of St. Augustine, the Augustinians have been serving the Church since the 13th century.  The Augustinians have shared a missionary spirit throughout the history of the order.  It was this spirit that initially brought the Augustinians to the United States from Ireland in 1796That very same call to global solidarity led the Midwest Augustinians to rebuild the Church in northern Peru at the request of St. John XXIII in 1963.

 

About Peru

The Augustinians began their mission in Chulucanas, Peru, starred above

The Augustinians began their mission in Chulucanas, Peru, starred above

Peru, a third world country with a developing economy, has suffered natural disasters, political instability, and economic uncertainty in recent past.  Northern Peru, in the area near Chulucanas, is one of the poorest and most underdeveloped regions in the country.  The missions we serve daily stretch from the desert area along the Pacific Coast to the Andes Mountains.

Bishop John McNabb, O.S.A. led the Diocese of Chulucanas as its first Bishop and is succeeded by current Bishop Daniel Turley, O.S.A; both Bishops are Augustinian missionaries from the Midwest Province of Our Mother of Good Counsel.  The Diocese has flourished over the past 50 years to give birth to 22 parishes, one hospital, one Catholic university, and many projects to benefit and educate the local extremely impoverished community.

To grow the Augustinian Order in Latin America, our Province has developed priorities for the success of our Vicariate in Peru.  The long-term goal of our missionary efforts is to incrementally strengthen the local Order with native vocations and financial sustainability so that it may one day be fully independent.  We are nearing this dream each day.

Support through the Missionary Cooperative Plan will fund:

  • Promoting Peruvian vocations and educating Peruvian priests
  • Sponsoring impoverished Augustinian parishes in the Andes mountains
  • Building schools and programming to promote Catholic education
  • Providing social justice issues like feeding the hungry and women's rights.

Thank you again for welcoming the Augustinians into your parish.  Please feel free to download the sample bulletin article or any of the photos below to help promote the appeal.  If you have any further concerns, please contact Karon Basile at the Augustinian Advancement Office.

God bless!

 
 
The site of "Our Lady of the Assumption Parish" in the Andes Mountains of Peru

The site of "Our Lady of the Assumption Parish" in the Andes Mountains of Peru

The Augustinians opened St. Augustine Grade School in March of 2013 in Trujillo, Peru.  We are still raising funds to build the corresponding high school

The Augustinians opened St. Augustine Grade School in March of 2013 in Trujillo, Peru.  We are still raising funds to build the corresponding high school

Bishop Dan Turley, O.S.A. (in black), celebrates the 50th anniversary of missionary presence in Peru in 2014 with Papal Nuncio to Peru James Green (in white)

Bishop Dan Turley, O.S.A. (in black), celebrates the 50th anniversary of missionary presence in Peru in 2014 with Papal Nuncio to Peru James Green (in white)

Fr. John Lydon, O.S.A., confirms a group of special needs children in Peru; People with disabilities tend to be largely marginalized in Peru

Fr. John Lydon, O.S.A., confirms a group of special needs children in Peru; People with disabilities tend to be largely marginalized in Peru

A Young Peruvian Augustinian Priest greets his family following his first mass after ordination in 2013

A Young Peruvian Augustinian Priest greets his family following his first mass after ordination in 2013

Fr. Wilder Vásquez, O.S.A. with some of the young children of Trujillo, Peru

Fr. Wilder Vásquez, O.S.A. with some of the young children of Trujillo, Peru