Missionaries of the Holy Apostles – DELEGATION OF PERU

INTRODUCTION

First, I send my greetings to all the MSA brothers on behalf of the Delegation of Peru-Brazil. We have come to present to you a Delegation, which has expectations and challenges related to our time, marked by a vertiginous development of the technical and technological sciences. This becomes more attractive to humanity, to the point of diverting the attention of many Catholics from the presence of Christ, including even pastors who do not escape this painful situation.

 

This is the panorama in which, it is up to us as Missionaries of the Holy Apostles to evangelize, the Church in Latin America, and in a concrete way in Peru, which suffers from a decrease in religious and priestly vocations to which we are not strangers and whose causes are multiple among others: economic development, the outdated methodology of evangelization, the lack of dialogue on the part of the Church, etc.

 

As a Delegation, in Peru-Brazil, we are living a generational change in which the young priests assume the leadership and animation of the works, with the help and guidance of our elder brothers; we work to strengthen fraternal life and the apostolate as a team, to transform local communities into formative communities which, with the witness of consecrated life, are promoters of priestly vocations.

 

At present, we are going through a period of reorganization in the Delegation, at the administrative and financial level, we are looking for strategies and means so that our apostolic works are self-sufficient, and especially to raise the usefulness of our profitable works, so that in the future, our Delegation has economic stability and in this way can finance our apostolates, formation, vocational promotion and give a quality of life to our members. May the Holy Spirit continue to enlighten us. That we may interpret and discern the signs of the times and update our mission and charism.

 

Finally, I think it is appropriate to share with you that the Delegation of Peru-Brazil, under the influence of the Spirit, in June 2017, signed an agreement in which we are entrusted with the administration of two parishes in the province of Huánuco and the province of San Martin; we are thus taking an important step in our history for 57 years in the city of Lima. We have accepted this invitation from the Diocese of Huánuco and we place ourselves at the service of the Church with our charism and mission.

 

May Father Menard, apostles of vocations, who began the work of the Missionaries of the Holy Apostles in Peru, intercede for us.

 

  1. Neyer Mallqui Villanueva, MSA

Animator of the Peruvian Delegation

 

PRESENTATION

Priest
1 Abad Martinez Chuquizana
2 Raul Angeles Cabrera
3 Victor Baldeon Sarmiento
4 Neyer Mallqui Villanueva
5 Adolfo Doroteo
6 Jose Gilmer Torres Mera
7 Jesus Quispe Vargas
8 Alberto Lara Navarro
9 Carlos Morante Campos
10 Arnulfo Delgado Sanchez
11 Jorge Mendiola
12 Fernando Noriega
13 Anfroy Pacherres
14 Erly Guillen Moscoso
15 Percy Robles Vega
16 Guillermo Rodriguez
17 Juan Zamora Santillan
18 Eduardo Lajo Álvarez
19 P. Richard Bustos
20 Isaac Martinez Chuquizana Assigned to the Province of Canada
21 Jerry Tony Solano Assigned to the Province of Canada
22 Luis Luna Barrera Assigned in the general animation
BROTHERS
Domingo Elera Chuquihuanca
Jean Paul Canturini Sotomayor
Francisco Puma Acuna

TEMPORARY MEMBERS
NOVICES
26 Moya Coasaca, Alex Jhonel There are no candidates
27 Saintermo Sonel,Fritz
ASPIRANTS 3 POSTULANTS

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Our Delegation MSA-Peru was founded on August 15, 1962, in the Apostolic Vicariate of San Jose, in the Amazon of Peru. We are currently present in three provinces of Peru: Lima, Huarochiri, Huánuco and San Martin. In Brazil, we are in Ponta Grossa and São Paulo.

The service of communion is animated by the Fathers:

1 P. Neyer Mallqui Villanueva, MSA Animator
2 P. Victor Baldeon Sarmiento, MSA Assistant
3 P. Percy Robles Vega, MSA Economical
4 P. Abad Martinez chuquizana, MSA Adviser
5 P. Raul Angeles Cabrera, MSA Secretary

 

Local Communities in Peru and the presence in the Dioceses of Peru

Our Delegation currently includes 6 local communities

DIOCESE OF CHOSICA

C. L. Saint Peter the Apostle (Ricardo Palma)

About 60 minutes by car from the centre of Lima; it is made up of 5 priests: They carry out their mission at the Parish of Maria Immaculate Conception, Hogar San Pedro, at the Villa la Paz Retreat House (the place where Fr. Menard lived and where the relics of our founder are located) and at the Time of International Probation.

C. L. Saint Andrew the Apostle (la Semilla)

This Community functions normally as the residence of the Delegation's Animator; it is also used for retreats and spiritual days of prayer groups. They carry out their mission at Winnetka College and the Holy Apostles Retreat House.

ARCHDIOCESE OF LIMA

C. L. Father Eusebius Menard

It is located in the historic centre of Lima, a former designist monastery in San Jose.

They carry out their mission in the Church of Saint Jose, the MSA Vocational Promotion Centre, the MSA Aspirancy and Postulancy, the Parishes of Saint Anne and Notre Dame de la Merced, the Parish College of Saint Anne and the Chaplaincy at the Maternity Hospital in Lima.

C. L. Foyer Emmaus

It is also located in the historic centre of Lima. The house offers accommodation services to brothers from other countries; it is a strategic place to carry out a series of activities. They carry out their mission at the Shrine of the Most Holy Trinity, a centre of Adoration and Prayer for Vocations. In addition, they accompany lay people.

BRAZIL-DIOCESE OF PONTA GROSSA

C. L. Notre Dame Offérente

We have the joy of seeing the fruits of the work done by our brothers; we now have a novice at the TPI, and a candidate who is having a formation experience as aspirants, in the parish of Saint George. In the same way, orientation and formation are offered to the laity of Gentle Regent and the Parish Groups of the two parishes. This year in February, Fr. Rubio died.

DIOCESE OF HUÁNUCO

Missionary presence in the Provinces of Peru

Parish of Saint Domingo de Guzman (City of Uchiza) Province of Saint Martin

Ecclesially, it belongs to the Diocese of Huánuco, located in the Peruvian Amazon. Uchiza is one of the five districts constituted by the Province of Tocache in the Department of San Martin, belonging to the Region of San Martin in Peru. It is a mission area where vocations for the future of the community can be promoted.

Virgin Parish of Fatima - Department of Huánuco

 

 

The town of Caballero de Leon de Huánuco is located at 1800 m.s.n.m. in the valley formed by the Huallaga River. It is located in the temperate land or Yungas of the eastern slope of the central Andes. Both parishes were under the administration of the Montfort Missionaries, who will have been present in the Diocese for 50 years in December; the parish is very dynamic with several pastoral activities; which is ideal for promoting vocations.

III.      Peruvian members and members sent on missions outside Peru

Our Delegation greatly thanks the support received at its origins from our MSA brothers in Canada and the United States. Thanks to them, we are now a reality. We also thank the precious collaboration we are now receiving from Fathers Guillermo Rodriguez MSA of the Delegation of Colombia.

Currently, we are responding to this gesture by transferring several of our members to the various works of the MSA in several countries:

Fathers: Isaac Martinez, Jerry Tony Solano and Luis Luna in Canada.

 

1.2.1 Charism and mission.

a) Vision

To be instruments for forming leaders in the service of vocations.

(b) Mission

To be at the service of the Trinomial: To promote, form and accompany leaders for the new evangelization.

c) General objective

To promote the six pastoral areas of the MSA Delegation Peru-Brazil in Local Communities and apostolic works: Promote, Form and accompany the different vocations for the Church.

(d) Specific objectives:

■ Be qualified leaders as members of the MSA Society for Humanization and Evangelization in each of our local communities and apostolic works.

■ To carry out with joy, faith and hope the pastoral plan of the Delegation in each of our works and local communities.

■ To know the cultural environments and the new languages, pastoral methods and means of communication in which we carry out our pastoral work.

1.2.2. Apostolic life.

We have succeeded in opening two parishes in the provinces that will allow us to live our missionary and apostolic essence; with a vision of teamwork based on an authentic fraternal life, which, when coherent, becomes the best proclamation of evangelization. If it is true, this work is ultimately the responsibility of the Delegation in pastoral practice; the member in formation is accompanied for a gradual experience in different fields of the apostolate. From the Time of Integration, the temporary member assumes the apostolates related to our charism in a spirit of creativity and initiative.

The activity in which we also give space to the laity and where, for them, there are moments for formation and competence.

1.2.3 Fraternal life.

This dimension is one of our strong points as a Delegation; we are organized into Local Communities, in which spaces are provided for different community activities: prayer, recreation, pastoral care, sport, meetings, and onomastic celebrations, anniversaries of ordinations and promises of fidelity.

We are aware that living the Gospel is the main source and guarantee of fraternity and communion; this is above all cultures and habits. Only the Gospel can bring us to maturity in Christ and live reconciliation and integration.

1.2.4 Collaboration with the laity.

The heritage that Father Menard left us is that of working with the laity; this is one of the characteristics that distinguish us in the Church. We give thanks to God for the generous people who not only work in our apostolic works, but also share their goods and pray for us. They are the ones who help us to support our works in the Church. The "Friends of Jesus" is a group of lay collaborators, who have a specific mission: to pray and bring economically for the formation of future priests.

Another great richness we have is the young people of our parishes, generous in their commitment, leaders in their communities, where priestly and religious vocations are emerging

1.2.5 Communication in cyberspace

We are updating the website; we want it to be an interactive and attractive site that contains the necessary information about the works; we are creating fan pages, which Facebook, to reach our Internet users and inform them about our activities, creates a social network. That is what people see most when they access their cell phones. We have an electronic radio (Radio Menard).

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

INFRASTRUCTURE

The assets held by the Delegation (2 retirement homes, 1 college, properties, in the centre of Lima: jr. Junín and Lampa). We make offers at the International Probation Time.

MEMBERS

Renewal of the Delegation, with the last priestly ordinations, priests with the readiness to work in teams and the mission of Peru.

WORKS APOSTOLICS

We serve 5 parishes (Lima and Province) and two shrines and two colleges, to devote ourselves to vocational promotion and lay formation.

 

PROMOTION VOCATIONAL

  • There is a lack of organization and consolidation of a team dedicated to vocational pastoral care

  • Centralized work only in the city of Lima

  • Lack of initiative and availability to work in the provinces

FORMATION

  • Lack of initiative to ensure that work teams, pastoral plans and formation houses are supported over time by a duration (at least 3 years)

ECONOMIE

  • Lack of vision to assume the apostolic works to finance the expenses of this apostolate; monthly allowances and food for members who work in these missions.

    Lack of recourse to fund the education of applicants and temporary members.

IDENTIFICATION

AND ENGAGEMENT WITH THE COMMUNITY

  • All members are committed; it is necessary to animate them to work in order to exceed our limits.

  •  Lack of awareness that our mission is to promote vocations.

What is the economic situation?

The Delegation of the Missionaries of the Holy Apostles of Peru, the canonically erected Local Communities and the "Apostolic Works", have juridical, civil and ecclesiastical personality. Have personality: the Congregation of the Missionaries of the Holy Apostles, Winnetka College, the Association and the Hogar San Pedro Association. For all legal and economic matters related to the administration of property, we have Book V: "Administration of the Church's Property" of the ICC, the Constitutions and Norms of the Missionaries of the Holy Apostles, the General Directorate of Economy and the Regulations of the Delegation of Peru, and also we promote the benefits that the Catholic Church holds on the exemptions and privileges retained in the Agreement between the Holy See and the Republic of Peru, of an international character (Concordat 1980).

The general economic structure consists of 15 accounts that have a computerized cash register system belonging to local communities and apostolic works, each autonomous in its own economy. We have 5 local communities: Fr. Eusèbe Menard, Foyer Emmaus, Saint Andrew the Apostle, Saint Peter the Apostle and Mother Offering (Brazil). Some local communities have apostolic works in their charge.

Their apostolic works, detailed in the following items, generate the Congregation’s income:

  • Student pension

  • Group pension

  • Salaries and ministries

  • Grants from the P. Eusèbe Menard Foundation by the General Council

  • Internal and external donations

  • Rentals

  • Sales and sales

 

Since the economy of the Delegation of Peru revolves around the entrances to its works, it is essential to strengthen and improve services to reach their greatest potential. The objectives to be achieved in the short, medium and long term will be assumed in all our works to obtain economic stability and better develop the charism. Thus, it is a priority to rationalize expenditures.

Some general objectives:

  •  Make all members of the Delegation aware of the need for self-financing

  •  Cover the installed capacity at 100% of our works

  •  Create commercial companies that generate returns for us (for HSP maintenance)

  •  Investment in infrastructure

  •  New Missions in the Diocese of Huánuco, in which we have the possibility of generating new entries (College, Retirement Home, etc.)

  •  Involve lay people for active participation in new projects

FUTURE PROSPECTS:

  • Execute the project to transform La Semilla into a MSA Spirituality Centre. Without major investments, we can reshape and improve the climate to make our house a focus of spirituality, a climate where our members can share their experiences as MSA.

  • Consolidate the works we have that require a lot of sacrifice. To the extent that fraternal ties between members and mutual support in the work undertaken are strengthened, we will have more and better vocations, the fruit of personal and community witness.

  • To stimulate and strengthen our work in the provinces, involving the participation of all members.

  •  Promote the study and reading of Fr. Ménard's writings in local communities so as not to lose our way of life.

  •  To build a new local community in the missions, so that we can integrate and work in communion, without neglecting fraternal life.

  • We carry out training programs per year in March, Training program, annual, on the birthday of Mr. Hector Durand and we organize conferences.

  • Each year, we organize a retreat for our laity, with themes and documents from Father Menard and the Church, preached by members of the community.

  • Each year, we organize a dinner whose entrances are intended for the training of seminarians.

  • We hold monthly meetings to organize the various activities of the Delegation.

We want to take advantage of these means to make our mission and charism known to the world. However, we do not yet have qualified members in this field to properly manage these pages. We are in the process of forming a team that will update the information and give them the opportunity to successfully complete this work

 

CONCLUSION

  • The Delegation of Peru-Brazil is still in a process of consolidation and strengthening of its fundamental structures; a process that will be achieved if and only if we live faithfully our charism, spirituality and mission that Father Menard has left us.

  • By projecting ourselves into the future as a Province, implies that we are self-sufficient: financially, as members and as works. A reality that we instill in all members so that we can have stability and vision in our objectives, which allow us to transmit security and well-being to our brothers and sisters.

  • Technological development and economic growth in Latin America commit us to a permanent updating and renewal of our charism and mission in the Church, so that God's call continues to be attractive to young people and adults.

  • We are more and more convinced in the Delegation of the importance of fraternal life and teamwork, because it is the only way to be successful in the apostolate of our works and the best witness to continue to promote vocations.

  • In harmony with the spirit of Father Menard, and considering that we are not a large number of priests and less indispensable in the apostolate, we promote with great openness the work with the laity, to whom we give an important place in the MSA family and for this, we dedicate ourselves to forming them, accompanying them and making them participants in our spirituality, charism and mission.

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