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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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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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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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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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Haiti, Norwich, Catholic
Outreach to Haiti: We Are Ambassadors for Christ
As we continue our Lenten journey together and individually, let us remember “We are ambassadors for Christ, as if God were appealing through us.” (2 Corinthians 5:20). Our daily lives, especially during Lent, should reflect our faith in and love for God. These reflections can take the form of prayer, giving alms, and fasting. The Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti ministry is one of many Diocesan opportunities available to us to be ambassadors for Christ. Our ministry work is carried out in a very poor and densely populated neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, ...

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God’s Plan Includes Helping Others
Those of you who have been fortunate to visit Haiti know firsthand that on the surface it looks beautiful and peaceful in many areas. This belies the fact that the Haitian people have seen more than their fair share of challenges, especially the January 12, 2010 earthquake that killed approximately 250,000 men, women and children. As Haitians mark the ten-year anniversary of this terrible tragedy, they again are facing major political unrest, but what is noteworthy is the indomitable spirit of the Haitian people. It’s a spirit filled with joy and hope reflecting...

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Haiti, Norwich, Catholic
Love: The Most Beautiful Gift Of All
I believe God’s greatest gift to us is His love, which is given to us unconditionally. I am truly thankful for God’s gift of love, freely given, because I know if I had to earn His love, I would be in trouble more often than not. St. Matthew (22:37-39) reminds us of Christ’s command 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 greatest and first commandment. The second is ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’” It is reassuring to know that man...

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God’s Christmas Gifts to Us: Faith, Hope, Love, and Charity
Most of us have been blessed with cherished memories of celebrating Thanksgiving with family, friends and loved ones. While our traditions may vary, sharing love and giving thanks are the foundations which usher in December and the season of gift-giving. Through the birth of God’s only son, we receive renewed gifts of faith, hope, love, and charity. These virtuous gifts are within each of us and are to be used by us, to help others come to know God’s great love for each of us and to keep us on the road to salvation. Faith, hope, love, and charity are the g...

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Ride to Rebuild 2019 Visits St. Patrick School Students in Norwich
  FCC News Desk https://iframely.com. --> A small team from Outreach to Haiti is taking part in a five-day, 337-mile bike ride, touching five of the six New England states and climbing more than 13,000 feet.  The ride started Monday, Sept. 16, and its purpose is to raise awareness and funds to support the mission in Haiti. On the morning of Sept. 19, the riders visited the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich, and were greeted by students from St. Patrick Cathedral School. Joining them were the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich...

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