On Saturday, September 28, even the midst of demonstrations and the current situation in Haiti, our children and their parents/guardians met for an important meeting with Fr. Samson, pastor of the Cathedral Parish. We work closely with our priests as we prepare our children for the sacraments. Fr. Samson met with everyone individually. Now the journey begins as we all grow in our relationship with the Lord and His Holy Church!
Monthly Archives: September 2019
Prayer for reconciliation and peace for Haiti
On Friday, September 27, even in the midst of demonstrations in the country, we invited our youth to come and pray before the Blessed Sacrament for peace and reconciliation in their lives and in the country of Haiti. About 40 young people were present; and our priests, Fr. Ewod and Fr. Maurice, made it to our complex to lead the prayer and to listen to confessions.
The Lord was truly present here as we listened to God’s Word and prayed the Chaplet of Divine Mercy for one another and for the country of Haiti.
After the celebration,we were blessed to have an agape meal for all! Please pray with us through Divine Mercy for Haiti.
And in this place I will give you peace, says the Lord of hosts!
We are reminded that God is here in our midst…
…even though this country is under such turmoil, violence and stress. Today, another demonstration is planned throughout the country. People will not stop until something changes In their government and with the leaders. Can you imagine kids not in school for three weeks already due to the violence? Yet, God reveals some light as a new day dawns and says from Haggai the prophet: …”take courage, all you people of the land, says the Lord, and work! For I am with you, says the Lord of hosts. This is the pact that I made with you when you came out of Egypt, And my spirit continues in your midst; do not fear!”
We trust in God’s Word. Yesterday we needed to go to the market for bread and eggs. We needed the bread to feed our kids. At first, there was no bread nor eggs. But in the next moment, a man delivered a box of eggs. Thank you, God, for your love and care!
We still saw that no bread was on the shelves. As we were leaving and pulling out, we saw an older man with a full wheelbarrow of bread…God in our midst, God sustaining us! It was for us an incredible moment of God’s love!
The Son of Man is destined to suffer grievously–as we hear in the Gospel–to be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, to be put to death, and to be raised up on the third day. The full understanding of the following of Jesus is not obtained through theoretical instruction, but through practical commitment–walking together with Him along the road of service, from Galilee up to Jerusalem. The road of the following is the road of the gift of self, of abandonment, of service, of availability, of acceptance of conflict, knowing that there will be a resurrection.
The cross is not an accident on the way; it forms part of our way. This is because, in the organized world starting from egoism, love and service can exist only if they are crucified! Anyone who makes of his life a service to others disturbs those who live attached to privileges, and suffers.
So we meet this day in hope that the Lord will protect his people, and especially his children, and that something will change here in Haiti as the Lord calls us all to conversion, especially its leaders.
And God gave us Sisters…
Praise the Lord! The Felician Haiti Mission welcomes a third Felician Sister to our community–Sister Mary Izajasza Rojek from Przemyśl, Poland. Yes, the Lord has answered our prayers. God has given Sisters….
Here, Sister gets ready to take the small plane over the mountains to Jacmel. Her courage is evident as she anxiously awaits arrival at the mission.
She was warmly welcomed by the small community who lives with us–Annette and Jean Philippe.
As soon as Sr. Izajasza arrived, she entered and embraced the mission life from her very first day. The kids were so excited to have another Felician Sister.
Even though Sister does not know Creole, that did not stop her from communicating the love of the Lord, who is her strength and courage. The children were immediately drawn to her passion for Christ.
Sister Izajasza will be with us for a few weeks, and then she will return to New Jersey to continue learning the English language more intensely. Sister will begin her ministry in Haiti in January. Please keep her, our Mission, and the country of Haiti in your prayers.
Faith Formation 2019-2020
The children and young people will be preparing for the sacraments of Holy Communion and Confirmation. Please keep them in your prayers.
Thank you to JDM Associates for the coolest t-shirts in Jacmel!
Paying it Forward
Meet Gaelle, one of our teens who works one-on-one with our kids. Here she is teaching French.
Mother Angela Clinic serves where needed!
At the request of our Bishop, the Mother Angela Clinic now goes to LaSaline. This area is not far from our home. It is a very poor area near the sea. Many of our children come from that area. The site used to be a clinic owned by a group from Canada, but they could not continue to support it. This is where the spirit of Mother Angela is able to respond and serve where needed. It is because of you and your generous support that we can extend our healing mission.