Haiti Mission Ministries

In 2002 our Saint 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.

Haiti Mission Statement

We, the parish family of Saint 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.

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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.

September 9 Update

Just as our St. Rose students are beginning a new school year, so are the students at our sister parish in Robillard. The school is facing the same challenges navigating through new protocols to provide a safe environment for the children and faculty. They began school on August 3rd, a week early, to familiarize the children with the new guidelines. These could not be implemented without the continued support of St. Rose. We have been able to provide 1,500 masks and funds to build hand washing stations for the students. The construction of 70 additional benches to allow more spacing for the kids is also underway. The cooks continue to provide a daily meal for the students. For many, this is the only meal they will receive as their families can’t afford to purchase food regularly. We are so grateful knowing God’s hand is there to keep our partnership with Notre Dame de la Merci parish and school moving forward. Thank you so much for your continued prayers and support!

August 30 Update

Just as our St. Rose students are beginning a new school year, so are the students at our sister parish in Robillard. The school is facing the same challenges navigating through new protocols to provide a safe environment for the children and faculty. They began school on August 3rd, a week early, to familiarize the children with the new guidelines. These could not be implemented without the continued support of St. Rose. We have been able to provide 1,500 masks and funds to build hand washing stations for the students. The construction of 70 additional benches to allow more spacing for the kids is also underway. The cooks continue to provide a daily meal for the students. For many, this is the only meal they will receive as their families can’t afford to purchase food regularly. We are so grateful knowing God’s hand is there to keep our partnership with Notre Dame de la Merci parish and school moving forward. Thank you so much for your continued prayers and support!

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