Please watch our 2021 Chimbote Mission video as we honor life – the life-giving, life-sustaining and life-affirming ministry of our Catholic medical missionaries in Chimbote, Peru.

Our dear friend of Chimbote, Mike Clark, news anchor for WTAE-TV, once again volunteered to be our dinner’s Master of Ceremonies. The evening’s presentations included updates from Chimbote Mission co-founders, Sister Margaret Mary Birchmeier and Sister Lillian Bockheim, and special remarks from Bishop David Zubik.

Both Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids and the Chimbote Foundation enlist support for the critical mission work of Sisters Lillian and Margaret Mary and their dedicated team.

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An Update from Sister Margaret Mary Birchmeier, OP, Regarding the Current COVID-19 Situation

Your Support Keeps Us Going

“Everything has definitely changed, but the one thing that has remained stable — and deeply appreciated — is the support from our friends in Pittsburgh and Grand Rapids, Michigan. Without you, we would never have been able to keep our doors open nor provide the necessary PPE materials that cut a hole in our budget. For this we will be forever grateful. Thank you for everything.” ~ Sr. Margaret Mary Birchmeier

If you would like to make a gift to support the mission, please go to our donation page you may send a check to Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids, MEMO: The Chimbote Foundation, 2025 Fulton Street East, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503