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Our Lady of Reconciliation Parish celebrates 34 years in Lima (Peru)

With a solemn Eucharist, presided over by Monsignor Guillermo Elías Millares, Auxiliary Bishop of Lima, the faithful of the Our Lady of Reconciliation parish commemorated, with gratitude and joy, its 34 years of existence last Sunday, August 20th.

During the preaching of Msgr. Guillermo.

At the end of his homily, Msgr. Guillermo expressed his greeting of congratulations to all the faithful. “May this anniversary find you faithful and I sincerely wish you a happy anniversary. Have a happy anniversary and may life continue to flow in your parish. Long live your parish!”, exclaimed the Auxiliary Bishop of Lima, while applause resounded in the assembly.

On the occasion of this celebration, the parish priest, our brother F. Juan Carlos Rivva, who has been shepherding the sheep entrusted to him in the parish for thirteen years, shared: “it has been a grace, not only for this beautiful ministry, for this such dear people, but above all to get closer to the heart of our Mother, Our Lady of Reconciliation”.

The Solemn Mass was attended by our Superior General José David Correa and the Regional Superior of Peru, Jorge Luna, along with other Sodalite brothers.

Our Superior General greeting Msgr. Guillermo.

José David greeting Msgr. Guillermo.

A little history

As is known, the parish was entrusted, from its beginnings, to the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae, whose members are dedicated to the apostolate with young people, works of solidarity with the poor, tasks of evangelization of culture, as well as other fields of evangelization, like family and education.

The canonical history of the parish began on April 27th, 1989, during the solemnity of Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo. The then Archbishop of Lima, Cardinal Juan Landázuri Ricketts, was the one who presided over its foundation. Currently, the territory of the parish extends through two emblematic districts of Lima: La Molina and Santiago de Surco.

Singing to Our Lady of Reconciliation.

Singing to Our Lady of Reconciliation.

The construction of the Church of Our Lady of Reconciliation began on March 19th, 1992, in honor of Saint Joseph, chaste husband of the Virgin Mary. And since 2010, Father Juan Carlos Rivva Lamas has served as parish priest.

A Great Kermesse will close the anniversary celebrations

The anniversary celebration will reach its climax with the Gran Kermesse 2023, scheduled for Sunday, August 27th in Santa Teresa Park, next to the parish. From 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., the event will offer music, delicious food, exciting bingo games and a fun-filled raffle.

The parish invites everyone to follow its activities and news through its social networks on Facebook and Instagram.