Haitian

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     
Phone:860-800-3601

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

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A Bond That Connects Us All
Many of us have had those days when you wonder if what you do makes a difference in this life. As St. John Henry Newman, for whom the Newman Centers, found on many college campuses, were named, believed, “God…has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons.” The Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti ministry is committed to walking with our brothers and sisters in Haiti and helping whe...

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The Master Weaver
I sometimes think of God’s plan as one beautiful tapestry that will not be revealed to us until we meet Him. God’s plan involves all His children. He wants us to love and help each other as He loves and helps us. Each of us is one thread in the tapestry, but all the threads are needed. In this life, we need each other to do good works and to accept good works. The Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti (Outreach) is one example of people loving each other and helping one another. Almost 40 years ago, lay people and religious from the Diocese of Norwich, incl...

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Outreach to Haiti: The Gifts of Christmas
For many of us, the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas has become a special time for us to reflect on the approaching birth of Christ and to thank God for His many gifts by allowing His love to shine through us to help others.   Faith, our most important gift, allows us to know God and each other. While God has given each of us at least one talent, we know through the gift of faith we are brothers and sisters literally and figuratively because all men are made in the image and likeness of God. This gift of faith is evidenced by the Diocese of Norwich Out...

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Norwich, Catholic
Outreach to Haiti: Why We Do Parish Twinning
“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that a person took and sowed in a field” Matthew 13:31 Why are we involved in parish twinning? I was asked this question recently. Parish twinning allows us to help our sisters and brothers in the Faith in geographic areas less fortunate than ours. It is an opportunity to live out the Gospel values, build up the body of Christ, reach out in solidarity to our sisters and brothers in the faith in the underdeveloped world, have a fraternal relationship with them, and accompany them in their struggles for self-s...

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Haiti, Norwich, Catholic
Raffle Nov. 27 to Help Outreach to Haiti Efforts
Your support is needed now more than ever to help our brothers and sisters in Haiti with emergency food and nutritional supplements for malnourished children and expectant mothers, health care, education sponsorships, training, and start-ups for micro-businesses. Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti Ministry is launching its first ever For the Love of a Child Raffle.  Tickets are limited to only 400 and are on sale now for $100 each. The only prize to be awarded is a Grand Prize of $10,000 and there are tickets still available! The raffle drawing will take place at ...

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Norwich, Catholic
A Fun and Fabulous Golf Tournament For Love of a Child
Sunday, September 13 was a grand and glorious day at the Wintonbury Golf Course in Bloomfield, Connecticut. Golfers playing in our annual For the Love of a Child tournament happily arrived looking forward to a day spent outdoors in the sun with good friends.  Each player had their own golf cart with a gourmet boxed lunch provided by the country club.  Foursomes played and stayed together throughout the day including cocktails and dinner.  This is the fifth annual tournament sponsored by the Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti, Inc.  The immediate pas...

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Haiti, Norwich, Catholic
Fishing Boats for Saintard, Haiti
  “…Just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” By Father Frank Rouleau, Chaplain and Twinning Director, Outreach to Haiti With the arrival of  hurricane season, I was reminded of October four years ago when Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti. When it made landfall in Haiti on the evening of October 4th, it was a Category 4, one of the most destructive storms of recent years. Most of the damage incurred was done to people living in the rural mountainous areas of Haiti. But it also affe...

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Haiti
Love is the Greatest Treasure of All
One of my favorite scriptural quotations can be found in Matthew (6:19-21), “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and decay destroy, and thieves break in and steal. But store up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.”  It fits beautifully with another of St. Matthew’s lessons to us, “…You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greate...

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Haiti, Norwich, Catholic
Ride for Haiti Stops at Cathedral of Saint Patrick
FCC News Desk A team of four bike riders taking part in the annual "Ride for Haiti" across Connecticut made a stop Thursday, September 17, at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich.  The team chatted with Bishop Michael R. Cote and stopped for pictures with Father Frank Rouleau, Chaplain and Twinning Director for Outreach to Haiti.  The team of riders from Outreach to Haiti started the sixth annual bike ride on Monday, September 14. As with past years, the team will ride 337 miles over 5 days from September 14-18. The bike r...

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Haiti, Norwich, Catholic, schools
Outreach to Haiti: 'We Belong To Each Other…'
Haiti has seen more than its share of strife: earthquakes, hurricanes, epidemics, and violent civil unrest. In all my visits to Haiti I have never had a Haitian say to me, “Why us? What did we do to deserve this?” I believe this is due to Haitians having a deep reservoir of hope thanks to their tremendous faith in God. Thanks to our many friends and fellow Catholics, the Director, Outreach to Haiti Outreach to Haiti ministry has been walking alongside the Haitians in Port-au-Prince and providing support for almost forty years. We are a two-fold ministry that ...

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