- My First Visit at Holy Name of Jesus and Hearts Out to Haiti
- Fr Johnson Visits Holy Name of Jesus
- A few thoughts about the three priests we work with in Haiti.
- The hiking to explore is always a great chance to immerse into the Haitian lifestyle.
- "Then, I hear the children start to sing a Haitian song"
- "I remember being in awe of these people."
Hearts Out To Haiti
The Hearts Out To Haiti Mission has been in existence since 1999 supporting three parishes in Les Palmes, Morne a Chandelle and Durissy. The following are some of the accomplishments of the Mission:
- Provide yearly salaries for 130 teachers through the Adopt a Teacher Program
- Provide on-going educational and computer training for teachers
- Provide yearly worm medicines for over 2,000 children in our three parishes
- Constructed the 10 room – 2 story Fr. Bruny High School in Les Palmes
- Installed a computer lab supporting over 15 laptop computers in Les Palmes
- Constructed a Kindergarten at St. Michel’s in Morne a Chandelle
- Constructed a bridge in Durissy
- Constructed 3 outdoor toilets in Les Palmes and Morne a Chandelle
- Constructed a cistern in Les Palmes
- Constructed two-bedroom rectory and cistern in Morne a Chandelle
- Distributed over 1,000 New Testament Creole Bible and over 10,000 Rosaries to school children
- Conduct yearly Vacation Bible School Programs for 1100 children
Our mission is to support the communities of the parishes in Morne a Chandelle, Les Palmes and Durissy, Haiti through evangelization, education and empowerment.
In carrying out our mission we will abide by the following core values:
- We will be guided by the Holy Spirit in all our actions
- We will respect the culture of our Haitian brothers and sisters and listen to their voices
- We will seek mutual trust through honest communication in all our dealings
- We will focus on community rather than individual needs
- As custodians of donated funds we will operate with full accountability and transparency
2014 VBS Hearts Out to Haiti Mission highlights
Watch Vacation Bible School Video
Holy Name of Jesus Hearts Out to Haiti mission team traveled to 5 remote villages in Haiti this summer. They hosted Vacation Bible School for over 1200 children and here are a few highlights from the trip - Many thanks to all those that made this possible!!!
The Music Connection
In early April volunteer Scott Colburn and I received an e-mail from Hearts Out to Haiti supporter Lisa Benincasa, Choral Director at Thomas Jefferson Middle School. Lisa explained that Laurie Broadway, who is the Band Director at Jefferson, had ordered t-shirts for the band members but the manufacturer made a mistake and they cannot use them. Lisa asked us if we could use them in Haiti... Read More >>>
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