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Celebrating St. Felix Day and Flag Day Part 2

After the delicious meal the kids participated in activities led by the teens. it was a joy to watch them having real fun, with real games. When all was finished and the whistle blew for the end of the party all received a toothbrush, toothpaste, and an ice pop!

Bracelet making.
Coloring and drawing.
Magnet dart board. And volleyball.
Parachute games.
Badminton.
Swings!
 
 

Celebrating St. Felix Day and Flag Day Part 1

The JOY of the Lord is our strength. And the joy of the Lord was here in the Felician Haiti Mission on Wednesday, May 18.

It has been a yearly tradition that we celebrate the feast of St. Felix with our kids. We pray, tell his story, and sing a song that Felix may have sung while he was walking the streets with the children of his time.

Annette shares the story of St. Felix.
Singing: Jesus, Jesus take my heart!
During the singing Sr. Inga anoints each child with blest oil
from St. Felix Church, Rome, Italy.

After the prayer service we then raised the flag of Haiti and the children were given a short explanation why we honor and rspect the flag.

Edwina give a short history of the Haitian flag.
After all ate a delicious chicken, rice and salad dinner! cupcakes were baked by Sisters Julitta and Izzy.
 
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Posted by on May 21, 2022 in Uncategorized

 

What’s happening …

Sister Inga with her Faith Formation group.
Sisters Julitta and Izzy have their sewing class.
Homework in the computer lab.
Weekly guitar lessons.
 
 

Crowning of Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth

A beautiful tradition we have here in the mission is the crowning of the Blessed Mother during the month of May. On Monday, May 9, our young people preparing for the sacraments gathered to pay honor to Mary, the Mother of God!

A lesson in why we honor Mary, the Mother of God.

Procession to the statue of Mary!

Preparing to pray the rosary for peace in Haiti and the Ukraine.

 
 

Frankey

On Sunday, May 8, a new member was added to our Felician Mission. Meet Frankey…

Frankey is part Chow Chow and part Rottweiler. He will be a good watch dog for us. He is already listening and obedient in some things but, especially, he is potty trained.

He seems to love his new home and all the kids and people who visit us.
Angelika is still getting used to the idea that a new member has entered the community in the mission.
 
 

First sewing class finishes final project: a skirt!

The proud professors!
 
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Posted by on May 5, 2022 in Uncategorized

 

A thread and needle give hope as sewing school is growing!

The power of God’s grace showers upon the Felician Haiti Mission sewing school. A new class shows us the need for such a skill as we welcome 17 participants. We had to turn people away because of lack of space and room! But this is a good thing and a good sign from God! Sr. Izzy and Sr. Julitta, together with Junior, their assistant, are doing great things as they open doors for others!

 
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Posted by on April 26, 2022 in Uncategorized

 

Walking the Way of the Cross with God’s people

On Good Friday, it is a tradition in the city of Jacmel that all people gather to walk the Way of the Cross. We joined God’s people to share the sufferings of this world and to remember Christ’s passion and love for the world!

Our kids always walk with us, too!
 
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Posted by on April 26, 2022 in Uncategorized

 

Walking with Jesus his last days!

During Holy Week, our new kids who are participating in our Faith Formation Program in preparation for Baptism and Communion, experienced walking with Jesus His last days.

As Jesus was approaching the slope of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of his disciples began to praise God aloud with joy for all the mighty deeds they had seen. They proclaimed:
“Blessed is the king who comes/ in the name of the Lord./Peace in heaven and glory in the highest.”
Mary took a liter of costly perfumed oil made from genuine aromatic nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and dried them with her hair; the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil. Then Judas the Iscariot, one of his disciples, and the one who would betray him, said, “Why was this oil not sold for three hundred days’ wages and given to the poor?” So Jesus said, “Leave her alone. Let her keep this for the day of my burial. You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.”
One of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?” They paid him thirty pieces of silver, and from that time on he looked for an opportunity to hand him over.
He took a towel and tied it around his waist. Then he poured ­water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and dry them with the towel around his waist. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Master, are you going to wash my feet?” Jesus answered and said to him, “What I am doing, you do not understand now, but you will understand later.”
So when he had washed their feet and put his garments back on and reclined at table again, he said to them, “Do you realize what I have done for you? You call me ‘teacher’ and ‘master,’ and rightly so, for indeed I am. If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another’s feet. I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do.”
Jesus then went into the garden of Gethsemane to pray. He asked his disciples to “ stay here and keep watch with me, watch and pray!
But they all fell asleep!
Then the soldiers came and took Jesus.

The kids experienced a pilgrimage of faith walking with Jesus and his disciples. On Good Friday, they would participate in the Way of the Cross when the whole city of Jacmel walks together!

 
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Posted by on April 24, 2022 in Uncategorized

 

Easter Blessings from our home to yours!

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2022 in Uncategorized