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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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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Norwich, Catholic, Outreach, haiti
Prayers From Haiti
 As we deal with the pain, sorrow and fear from the coronavirus, one of our friends in Haiti, an artisan, sent the following sentiments to one of our board members. How are you doing these days? I was thinking about you. By the grace of God, we are fine in Croix-des-Bouquets. My only concern, and the concern of many in my country, is that the U.S. are still troubled. We have so many friends there that we love so much. Let us keep praying so God can give you His face. You and your country don't deserve this. God has a plan for the U.S., don't worry. ...

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Sa ou plante se sa ou rèkolte (A Haitian Proverb): What you plant is what you harvest
For nearly 40 years the Diocese of Norwich has had a presence in Haiti, the poorest and most densely populated country in the Western Hemisphere. A series of pilgrimages by clergy, religious and lay people in the early 1980s profoundly impacted all who came to this little island country approximately the size of Maryland. A task force was created, the outcome of which was the establishment of an Office of Haitian Ministries that would educate Americans about Haiti and foster relationships with the Diocese of Norwich and the Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince, emphasizing the ...

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Outreach to Haiti: Easter Hope, Easter Joy
Recently, while I was celebrating Mass for the Missionaries of Charity in Port au Prince, Haiti, a four-year- old boy came up to me as I was listening to the First Reading being proclaimed. He pointed to the Crucifix on the wall above me. The Mass was celebrated in English. The child doesn’t speak English, but he understood that the celebration of Eucharist was about Jesus. Jesus who sacrificed His life on the cross for us, gave us this great Sacrament, truly His Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity. The Eucharist, the Second Vatican Council tells us, is “the sourc...

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