For over a decade, St. Margaret Mary has journeyed with parishes in Haiti with the theme of “You can do it. We can help.” Our programs have included projects which provide a self-sustaining impact and crisis funding as natural disasters have required.
Haiti Faith and Worship
On December 29, 11 couples from our Parish in Haiti, Our Lady of the Assumption, celebrated the Sacrament of Marriage. They have been preparing for this wonderful day for months. The St. Margaret Mary Haiti Faith and Worship Committee has assisted in this endeavor by contributing money for the licenses (which are costly), the rings and a reception for the couples and their 6 invited guests. As in years past, the couples will gather together as a Church community to celebrate Mass. They will speak their vows as individual couples and share in a reception for themselves and their guests. Please pray for the couples that they receive the on-going Grace to cherish, support and sustain each other in the days ahead.
Our Lady of the Assumption Church
December 5th was a special occasion for our sister congregation in Haiti. This day was when the newly built Our Lady of the Assumption Church was dedicated. We are grateful for your prayers and financial support and ask you to continue to make the programs of our various Haiti committees possible.
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The program is based on 4 principles:
- Haitian Self-Sufficiency: With a guiding hand, Haitians can do it themselves!
- Sustainability: We've identified numerous programs and projects that work!
- Transparency: Any exchange of money or deal is a clear and well known transaction. Each person's role is clearly defined.
- Clear Exit Time: The parish knows they will have us for 5 years. "If you stay too long, you become part of the problem, not the solution.
Livestock, village banking and agriculture.
Disease prevention, water accessibility and purity, and supporting destitute seniors
Teacher training and compensation (cow project). In some cases, school construction
Faith and WorshipTraining for chapel leaders to conduct services, music and sacrament preparation. Extra support for couples getting married
Peace ProgramYouth program focusing on leadership training and promoting peace through conflict resolution and mediation skills
Videos about the Haiti Ministry
If you are interested in starting a mission program at your parish, we can help you get it off the ground using "Ken's Model" for Haiti. If you have a current mission program, regardless of location, these methods can be implemented.
Contact us and we will set you up with a member from our ministry!
Haiti Outreach Ministry Brochure: