A few years ago, we entered into a sister parish relationship with St. Louis Roi de France Parish in Leger- Matheux, Haiti through the Parish Twinning Program of America. Shortly afterwards, Haiti suffered a severe earthquake and St. Louis’ church building was destroyed.
There are many ways to be involved in the Haitian Ministry.
- We send supplies to St. Louis Parish in a sea container.
- We have a “Sponsor a Student” Drive to provide tuition support, uniforms, teacher training and salaries, school supplies and one meal a day for each student in the school.
- We have a group that sews pillowcase dresses for the girls and shorts for the boys.
- We put together “birthing kits” consisting of 2 flannel blankets, 2 six inch pieces of string, a single-edged razor blade, latex gloves, a small bar of soap and a 36″ x 36″ piece of clear plastic sheeting all inside of a gallon size ziploc bag. These kits are distributed to midwives in the area.
For more information, please contact Jeannie at (630) 344-1200.
View a report from Fr. Emile.
The medical clinic recently opened.
View another report from Fr. Emile.
View the October 2012 update from Fr. Emile
View the November 2012 update from Fr. Emile
Fr. Emile is also responsible for several “chapels” in the area. He visits them on a regular basis. Here is a report from his chapel at Couilleau.
View the December, 2012 update.