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First Anniversary of First Holy Communion Class

Last year, we had our first Baptism and Holy Communion class at the Mission. We wanted the kids to remember the joy of that day and experience. On Saturday, July 17, we were blessed to celebrate the 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time at 5 p.m. with Fr. Emmanuel.

Sisters Izzy and Julitta washed and ironed the Communion outfits from last year. The kids certainly felt very special once again. These are very difficult times here in Haiti, and the children need to keep their souls and minds on our God who is with them in the midst of suffering.

After Mass, everyone received chicken, bread, and soda.


The Lord’s promise through Jeremiah—“I myself will gather my flock”—is fulfilled in Christ who beckons, “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” “Beside restful waters he leads me”; the waters are Jesus himself.
“He came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near, for through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.”
Jacson learning to be an altar server.
A participant…
 
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Posted by on July 22, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

His mercy endures forever…

On Friday, July 16, we tried to bring some normalcy to our kids who had received their First Penance last October by inviting them to a special celebration of Reconciliation. The theme was “Receive Divine Mercy.“ Using the Gospel of John 20:19-31, the children were reminded that Jesus wants to give us peace and forgiveness. After an examen of conscience each child received the Sacrament of Reconciliation and was invited to touch the Heart of Jesus to receive His love, peace and forgiveness. It was a grace-filled witness for us to watch them all one by one be absolved from their sins. During the prayer and confession, we prayed for Haiti, asking for God’s mercy to be upon us as we prayed together the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.

Sr. Inga shares the story of Divine Mercy.

At the end of the celebration, the kids watched the video of their First Communion which was held last year, and each received some chocolate candy.

Go in peace, your sins have been forgiven.🙏🏾🕊✌🏿

 
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Posted by on July 17, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

Pray for Haiti

 
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Posted by on July 8, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

The sun shines after every storm…

On Sunday, July 4, we were invited to participate in a parish concert held at St. Michel’s Parish in Jacmel. We wondered if they would still have it after Hurricane Elsa…well they did, and the church was full. Haitians are survivors, no matter what the circumstances that come their way. The audience came masked and enjoyed an early evening of songs, praising and thanking God. We were even part of the program!

 
 

Hurricane Elsa tries to pay a visit to Jacmel

On Saturday, July 3, we got prepared for a visit from Hurricane Elsa. After being here for nearly 9 years, we have learned to prepare for the worst, no matter what. We got sand bags ready to protect the door to the computer lab so it would not flood like it did last time. We put furniture away and covered what we could. The winds came by 2 p.m., and then the rain. We kept following the Hurricane app we have and saw she was changing course from a direct hit on our shores.

Elsa kept moving away from us. We kept praying for all in our area to be safe. Even though she was moving south, she did leave a bit of a mess.

We lost some of our banana trees; but we thank God we all are safe, and so are our people. Hurricane Elsa tried to pay us a visit; but thank God she went further from us, staying mostly over the sea. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. As you know, Haiti is especially vulnerable to floods and landslides because of widespread erosion and deforestation. God is so good, and He has spared us again.

 
 

Be Transformed…All things are made NEW!

On July 2, we began our new ministry year, sharing in community and ministry. In the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, in adoration, prayer and praise, we offered ourselves to God and to the mission here in Haiti.