Haiti Mission Ministries

In 2002 our St. Rose Haiti Mission Committee was formed. Our sister parish is Merci Parish in Robillard, Haiti. We were partnered with them through the Parish Twinning Program of the Americas (PTPA).This program has joined 350+ parishes in the United States and Canada with parishes in Haiti, the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. 100% of donations received are sent to Notre Dame Parish.

Goals and Purpose:

We commit to Jesus’ command to take care of the poor. We provide opportunities to support our Haitian brothers and sisters at Notre Dame de la Merci in Haiti. We encourage those who are called to be missionaries to go to Haiti and share our faith. With these personal encounters and visits from the pastor in Haiti, we grow in the Spirit and are changed.


Annual Spring Shipment (April/May): Find storage for collected items, prepare publicity, collect items to go to Haiti, help sort and pack items, help take boxes to the warehouse.

Funding the Future (Summer): Provides tuition for school children, arrange publicity, mount pictures of children on display boards, collect donations, give pictures and certificates.

Mission Trips: Sign up to go on a mission trip to Haiti, assist coordinators in obtaining needed items.

Hospitality: Host visitors for lunch and supper, take visitors to interesting places and activities. Communications: Design posters, research and develop information for bulletins, contact newspaper and radio stations, create PowerPoint presentations, maintain a website.

Committee Meetings: Attend meetings, share information. Recruit New Haiti Mission Committee Members: Through personal contact with parishioners. Food 4 Kids: Help raise interest in funding basic mid-morning meals to feed the children at the parish school (September – June). Volunteers are asked to attend meetings for 1-2 hours per month. If you are looking to develop humility, step right up! Together we do make a difference.

Haiti Update:

Dear Brothers and Sisters of Saint Rose,

I hope all of you have had a blessed Lent and carry your cross with Jesus. I am writing on behalf of all my parishioners. I want to tell you that your prayers and your financial support have made a great difference in the lives of the people of Robillard. I cannot imagine the survival of the parish of Robillard without your support.

My parishioners and I are very grateful to you for your sacrifices that benefit us. I have come to know the servants of God you have sent to Robillard from St. Rose. I see that in their hearts they experience in some small measure what Jesus himself must have felt in his own heart on Palm Sunday. And you, dear friends, know the slanders and insults your president heaped upon the citizens of Haiti. My heart wept that day. But together we journey in this life.

St. Rose parishioners and Notre Dame de la Merci parishioners must carry our own cross, not to refuse it or set it aside, but rather, in looking to Him, to take it up and to carry it daily. Through your generosity, you provide us with prayers, healthcare, education and a meal each day for our children in school. Yes, your life and ours is a path of suffering. I want you to know your companionship on this path makes a difference for us. May God continue to bless us all.

Fr. Andre Sylvestre

Fr. Andre Sylvestre asylvestre9@gmail.com 

Faith in Action

  • 11 mission trips to robillard
  • Rose/Merci health clinic
  • Funding the Future education sponsorship
  • Renovation of buildings
  • Living quarters for visitors
  • Security wall around school compound
  • 2 new school buildings (grammar & vocational)
  • 12.5kw industrial diesel generator for electric power
  • Clean water filtration system
  • Annual shipment of goods to notre dame
  • Satellite dish installed for internet service

Haiti Mission Statement

We, the parish family of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church commit to answer God’s call by:

  • supporting our Haitian brothers and sisters at Notre Dame de la Merci through prayers, financial assistance and personal encounters.
  • becoming One In Christ by sharing faith, life experiences and cultures.