Contact Marie Seaman, SFCC for the Haiti Ministries.
In 1986, Theresa Patterson came to St. Joseph Parish and showed slides one Sunday afternoon about Haiti. The show moved many parishoners and Fr. Clarence Howard agreed to "twin" with St. Francis Xavier Parish in Acul Samdi, Haiti. St. Joseph's School began their first Advent fundraiser for Haiti, "Pennies for Heaven," that year. Students from pre-school to the eighth grade collect money all during Advent for Haiti every year since 1986!
Our Parish Twinning with Haiti has grown since 1986. Dozens of parishoners have journeyed to Haiti to bear witness to, and experience, the reality of Haiti. Our visits express our solidarity with our Haitian brothers and sisters. We pray for each other every day, and do what we can to be of service to each other.
Over the years, we have raised tens of thousands of dollars for our parish in the Northeastern mountains of Haiti. We completely fund the running of a grade school there. After the Great Earthquake of 2010, we adopted a second parish, St. Jude, in the heart of Port Au Prince. Our projects at St. Jude have been diverse: we've built a recycling center; funded a woman's cooperative; set up a scholarship fund for high school students; began to develop roof top gardens; and have begun an adult literacy program.
If you'd like to donate to the project, you can send a check anytime, to:
ST. JOSEPH HAITI PROJECT
PO BOX 548
Bardstown, KY 40004
*All donations are fully tax deductible
If you'd like to find out more about the project, contact Joe Zarantonello,