Outreach to Haiti, Inc.

The Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti continues the important work of helping Haitians help Haitians in the impoverished neighborhood of Christ Roi, Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  A new building is under construction, to replace that destroyed by the earthquake.  The new building will again unite all services to improve Haitians' opportunities for access to healthcare, nutrition, educational sponsorship, twinning and hospitality to visitors.  The 30 year old commitment of the Diocesan mission in Haiti continues to be a strong presence to the people of Haiti.

Executive Director:
Ms. Susan Wallace,
E-mail: susan.wallace@outreachtohaiti.org
Phone: 860-800-3604

Development Coordinator:
Marie Farrell
Email:  marie.farrell@outreachtohaiti.org
Phone:  860-800-3603

Administrative Assistant:
Rosanna Carabelas
Email: rosanna@outreachtohaiti.org
Phone:  860-800-3602

Chaplain and Director of Twinning in Haiti:
Reverend Francis Rouleau
Email: frank.rouleau@outreachtohaiti.org     

815 Boswell Avenue
Norwich, CT 06360
E-mail: info@outreachtohaiti.org
Phone: 860-800-3601

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Christ’s Love is ‘Not for Ourselves Alone’
I often think how wonderful it is that God loves me and how awesome it is that He loves all of us. This recently came to mind when I was visiting the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) website and learned in the celebration of Mass, “we receive grace that enables us to imitate the love that Christ shows us.”  This love should extend to all, especially the most vulnerable. Friends, supporters, board members and staff of the Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti (OTH) experience this love firsthand. For four decades our ministry has worked...

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Our Lady of Perpetual Help – Patroness of Haiti
“Make her known throughout the world” The month of May is devoted to Our Blessed Mother Mary, who is honored under many titles including Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Mary holds a special place in the hearts of Haitians and is honored by the people of Haiti and our local Haitian population under the name Notre-Dame du Perpètuel Secours. Many Catholic Churches throughout the United States, including the Catholic Church in Quaker Hill (part of Divine Mercy Parish), also honor our Blessed Mother under this title and contain the icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help...

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Moments of Hope in Haiti
When asked many years ago what the scriptures say about hope the late Maurice Blumberg shared the following in one of a series of articles he wrote for Catholic Exchange. “Hope is faith directed to the future. It’s faith acting on and trusting in the promises God has made. It’s hope that moves us to say “Yes ”to God, and it’s hope that gives meaning to our trials...” Hopefully, we take these words to heart as we journey through life and walk with our brothers and sisters throughout the world. We know this is true for all who help...

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Deacons Shift from 'Build A House' to 'Give A Goat'
The word “deacon” is derived from “diakonia'', a Greek word which means “to serve”. Deacons are members of the clergy along with priests and bishops.  The deacon’s ministry has three dimensions: liturgy, word and service. Deacons are ordained as a sacramental sign to the Church and to the world of Christ,who came "to serve and not to be served." This column will focus on the service of the Deacons in the Diocese of Norwich. The Norwich Diocese Diaconate community has a history of donating a house to a needy ...

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New Employment Opportunities in the Diocese of Norwich
Looking for a job? We have a number of open positions that can be found at  NorwichDiocese.org/Employment.   Be sure to keep the link to NorwichDiocese.org/Employment handy

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Education Sponsorship Program Helps Haitian Woman Realize Her Dream
"For I know well the plans I have in mind for you—oracle of the LORD—plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope." (Jeremiah 29:11) These words of Jeremiah, remind us God knows each of us and has plans so that we may have a future of hope. The Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti, knows well how important hope is for the men, women, and children who live in Haiti. Through our Medical Clinic, Health Care Services, Food and Nutritional Supplements Program, Education Sponsorship Program, and our Parish Twinning Progr...

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Outreach to Haiti Celebrates 35 Years of Walking with Our Haitian Brothers and Sisters
We are blessed to have many wonderful people use the varied gifts God gave them to walk with us and serve our brothers and sisters in Haiti for more than thirty-five years. We celebrated this Anniversary Milestone in November at a special dinner with many of our friends and supporters who helped us honor the work and special efforts of several individuals who have been God’s servants in our diocesan ministry. We thank the President of Mercy High School, Alissa DeJonge for hosting our event at Mercy High School. The venue was warm and inviting, the food delicious and t...

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Christmas Joy: One of Many Gifts
As Christians from different cultures throughout the world come together to celebrate the birth of Jesus, it is our opportunity to step off the treadmill of our daily lives and appreciate the true gifts of Christmas. Through our gift of faith, we know Jesus Christ is the Son of God. God’s gift to us on that first Christmas Eve was His love as His only Begotten Son was born. Jesus is our gift of hope for eternal life.  The Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti has been blessed to witness these precious gifts of faith, hope, and love through its ministry. With yo...

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Outreach to Haiti "For the Love of a Child" Raffle
FOR LOVE OF A CHILD RAFFLE Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti Ministry held its second annual raffle For the Love of a Child. The only prize, a Grand Prize, was $10,000 and tickets were limited to 400 at $100 each. The drawing was held on Friday, Nov. 5 at noon at the Outreach Office in Norwich. In attendance were our Connecticut staff along with John Bouley, a member of the board, and Father Frank Rouleau, Chaplain for Outreach to Haiti. Father Frank drew the winning ticket. And the lucky winner is----Peg, who took her first trip to Haiti 22 years ago and was so ...

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A Day in the Life of an Outreach to Haiti Student
Jimmy Kervens Jean-Felix, a member of our staff in Christ the King neighborhood of Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince, was able to attend school and graduate from University thanks to the Education Sponsorship Program Outreach has had for many years. Jimmy recently shared the trials and tribulations that are all part of the everyday experience of the young men and women who attend school thanks to the Outreach Program. Being a child in Haiti means many things including getting up early in the morning to go and buy a bucket of water to take a bath. It means kee...

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