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How to help

This project is to financially help the St Bernadette Children's Project in Lima Peru. You can donate by clicking the donation button above or in the lower right hand corner which takes you to Faith Direct donation and selecting the St Bernadette Mission in Peru. if asked for the Church code use CA436. Here you can either make a repeating monthly donation or a one time donation. You can also write a check to SJF Mission Circle #272 and mail it to St John Fisher Church, Attention Carl Mossberg, 5448 Crest Rd. Rancho Palos Verdes CA 90275.


A Mission Circle: What it is

The Mission Circles are organized groups of people, who as missionaries in their own parishes, in which the members, band together and follow a program of spiritual and material assistance to a missions foreign or domestic. “In this way the bond between communities will be made visible, and will provide mutual edification."


Mission Circles began in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in 1956 under the leadership of Msgr. Anthony  Brouwers, director of the Mission Office of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles as a tool within parishes to educate and involve Catholic men and women and to stimulate, spiritualism, and systematize mission aid in a personal and concrete manner


The PURPOSE of the Mission Circles is threefold:

  • Personal spiritual development

  • Giving direct spiritual and material support to a missionary

  • Creating, here at home, an interest in all things missionary                                                           

“If someone who has worldly means sees a brother in need and refuses him compassion, how can the love of God remain in him?  Children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth”    1 John 3:17-18

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Seeing is Feelin:


"Our job on earth is "to help the least of us, in this way we do His will." As I walked among the children and heard there laughter and cheer and saw the sparkle in their eyes I felt a tug to help out. At the home the children reach out to you upon entering and greet you with giggles and cheer. They are of ages from three to thirteen. Inside all the compounds is a different world than outside, you felt safe and secure. There is green plants and all kinds of animals: sheep, chickens, cats, ducks, lama and pigs. It’s like shock treatment to enter from the dusty and brown outside  into these compounds." 

      Carl Mossberg

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