All Diocesan Articles

 

 

 

Outreach to Haiti Ministry Greets New Director

Posted on June 25, 2019 in: News, Outreach to Haiti

Outreach to Haiti Ministry Greets New Director

By Ryan Blessing

Outreach to Haiti welcomed Susan Wallace as its new executive director and bid a happy retirement to former director Daniel O’Sullivan.

Director Wallace, who comes from Cape May, N.J., began her work June 3 at the Outreach to Haiti office in Norwich. Mr. O’Sullivan, who was at the helm for five years, will assist in the transition for the next month.

“The Diocese has a 30-year history of involvement with the Haitian ministry,” she said. “I’ve always had a deep love for Haiti.”

She was in Haiti in the mid to late 1980s and has had a long interest in the island nation.

“I’m excited to be here and join the Diocese in this important endeavor, and excited to be following in Dan’s footsteps and his lead, moving this organization forward to help Haitians help Haitians,” she said.

Outreach to Haiti continues the important work in the impoverished neighborhood of Christ Roi, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. A new building is under construction, to replace one destroyed by the 2010 earthquake.

“It’s been a long process, but we’re now building where our old clinic was,” Mr. O’Sullivan said. “A final round of fundraising, this summer, to complete the work remains,” he said.

During Mr. O’Sullivan’s tenure, Outreach started new programs to teach job skills to women and offer nutrition help for pregnant mothers. It also added a third health agent to its clinic.

A Sisters of St. Joseph Generous Promise grant from the Sisters of Mercy and the Catholic Foundation helps fund the work. Mr. O’Sullivan, who worked in the insurance industry before joining the Outreach, said he plans to do some traveling.


Most Viewed Articles of the Last 30 Days

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.   The updated page includes listings for several employment opportunities within the diocese.         School job postings are online as well   Be sure to keep the link to NorwichDiocese.org/Employment handy  

Read More

Norwich, Catholic
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...

Read More

Bankruptcy Court Approves Auction Procedures
The Diocese of Norwich has received approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to auction 113.19 acres of its property in Montville, which includes Saint Bernard School, on June 2. The property to be auctioned by Norwich Roman Catholic Diocesan Corporation comprises the real estate and all of its improvements located at 1593 Route 32, Montville. The Diocese requested the court order in April. Interested bidders have until 4 p.m. May 26 to submit written bids that satisfy all requirements detailed in the court’s sale procedures. If one or more qualified bids i...

Read More

Reverend George J. Richards Jr. - Obituary
The Reverend George Richards Jr., JCL, of Middletown, passed away at St Joseph's Living Center in Windham, Thursday, May 11, 2023, at the age of 69. Born at the Naval Hospital in Groton, he was the beloved son of the late Margaret and George Richards Sr. Father George is a graduate of St. Michael's Parochial School, Pawcatuck. He graduated from Saint Bernard School, Montville, in 1972, and Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., in 1976. He earned his Licentiate in Canon Law (J.C.L.) degree from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., in 2000. ...

Read More

St. Vincent de Paul, Middletown Much More than Food and Fellowship
Through its soup kitchen and Amazing Grace Food Pantry, St. Vincent de Paul, Middletown has provided meals and groceries to those in need for 43 years.  Our soup kitchen opened with a shelter on Main Street in 1980 as a response to homelessness in our city. The kitchen was modeled after what Dorothy Day started in New York City during the Great Depression: a place to get a warm meal and fellowship.  Today, we’ve expanded our soup kitchen model to do much more than feed people and provide fellowship. As our community and its needs change, so must our pr...

Read More

Watch 'The Chair' - A Conversation About Our Diocese
The story of the faith in Norwich began under the anti-Catholic policies of early Puritan, New England. Grew rapidly with the Irish-Catholic immigrants in the mid-nineteenth century. And carries on today under the leadership of its current apostle, Bishop Michael R. Cote. Bishop Cote and the Cathedral of Saint Patrick were featured in 'The Chair,' a television series that highlights 85 of America's cathedrals. Each episode captures the unique beauty and characteristics of a diocese.    Watch the entire series of The Chair on Roku, Crackl...

Read More

Norwich

Annual Catholic Appeal

ACA DONATE

English

 

Español

 

 
Signup for Weekly Newsletter


    Recently Added Galleries
    Click to view album: Rite of Election
    Click to view album: Mass of Ordination  for Fr. Jacob Ramos
    Click to view album: Mass of Ordination for Father Lawrence Barile
    Click to view album: Palm Sunday
    Latest Articles
    Deacon William McGann, III - 1944~2023
    St. Bernard, Mercy High Schools Hold Graduations
    Mercy Chamber Choir Wins Contest, Will Open for Foreigner During Their Farewell Tour
    We Can Help. Promise to Protect-Pledge to Heal
    Why is June the Month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus?
    Memorial Day Masses Honor Sacrifices of Service Members
    Knights of Columbus Doc Explores Extraordinary Life of Fr. Emil Kapaun
    Employment Opportunities in the Diocese of Norwich

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich
    201 Broadway
    Norwich, CT 06360-4328
    Phone: 860-887-9294