Haiti Ministry

St Thomas More and Our Lady of the Nativity in Savanette, Haiti have been sister parishes since 1995.  Haiti, the poorest country in the western hemisphere, shares a Caribbean island with the Dominican Republic. Haiti is 600 miles off the coast of Florida, about the distance from Lynchburg, Virginia to Jacksonville, Florida.  The Savanette region, population 40,000, is located on the southern edge of Haiti's central plateau near the mountainous border with the Dominican Republic.  There are eight chapel churches associated with Our Lady of the Nativity Parish and four of them have schools.

Together, our goal is to break through the bonds of poverty. Over the years as pastors and parishioners have exchanged visits and communications, we have developed mutual friendship, understanding, love, compassion and support as we strive to walk together on this spiritual journey.  Education has been the main focus, including funding building construction and paying teacher salaries.  Establishing a high school was the most recent accomplishment. Opening a trade school would be the next logical step as the youth struggle to find their way out of poverty.  However, with the continuing cholera outbreaks in the area, Fr. Erus Isidor, the pastor, is pleading for help with solving the overwhelming problem of clean water and sanitation, the only way to stop the deadly epidemic.

A team of people from both Lynchburg and Savanette researched and agreed upon a reverse osmosis water purification system.  This system has been proven, in other parts of Haiti, to be a reliable solution to  the problem of impure water.  The two teams met in Savanette in December 2013 to work out the final details.  The estimated cost of the project is $50,000 and through the grace of God and the generosity of the parishioners the funds were raised and construction of the system has begun.

Please join us on the Haiti committee of St. Thomas More as we strive to follow Jesus by walking with our spiritual family in Savanette. 

Chairperson:  Mariana & Robert Boska 434-386-0672

 
 
 
Aug 17

9 - 11am MORE Aid

Thursday, 9:00 AM

9 - 11am MORE Aid
Time: Thursday, 9:00 AM
Location: STM Frasatti Hall. Enter on lower level on the right side of the building - 3015 Roundelay Rd Lynchburg VA 24502
  MORE Aid ministry assisting financially with utility cut-ff and eviction notices.
Aug 22

9 - 11am MORE Aid

Tuesday, 9:00 AM

9 - 11am MORE Aid
Time: Tuesday, 9:00 AM
Location: STM Frasatti Hall. Enter on lower level on the right side of the building - 3015 Roundelay Rd Lynchburg VA 24502
  MORE Aid ministry assisting financially with utility cut-ff and eviction notices.
Aug 24

9 - 11am MORE Aid

Thursday, 9:00 AM

9 - 11am MORE Aid
Time: Thursday, 9:00 AM
Location: STM Frasatti Hall. Enter on lower level on the right side of the building - 3015 Roundelay Rd Lynchburg VA 24502
  MORE Aid ministry assisting financially with utility cut-ff and eviction notices.
Aug 29

9 - 11am MORE Aid

Tuesday, 9:00 AM

9 - 11am MORE Aid
Time: Tuesday, 9:00 AM
Location: STM Frasatti Hall. Enter on lower level on the right side of the building - 3015 Roundelay Rd Lynchburg VA 24502
  MORE Aid ministry assisting financially with utility cut-ff and eviction notices.
Aug 31

9 - 11am MORE Aid

Thursday, 9:00 AM

9 - 11am MORE Aid
Time: Thursday, 9:00 AM
Location: STM Frasatti Hall. Enter on lower level on the right side of the building - 3015 Roundelay Rd Lynchburg VA 24502
  MORE Aid ministry assisting financially with utility cut-ff and eviction notices.
Sep 5

9 - 11am MORE Aid

Tuesday, 9:00 AM

9 - 11am MORE Aid
Time: Tuesday, 9:00 AM
Location: STM Frasatti Hall. Enter on lower level on the right side of the building - 3015 Roundelay Rd Lynchburg VA 24502
  MORE Aid ministry assisting financially with utility cut-ff and eviction notices.
Sep 7

9 - 11am MORE Aid

Thursday, 9:00 AM

9 - 11am MORE Aid
Time: Thursday, 9:00 AM
Location: STM Frasatti Hall. Enter on lower level on the right side of the building - 3015 Roundelay Rd Lynchburg VA 24502
  MORE Aid ministry assisting financially with utility cut-ff and eviction notices.
Sep 12

9 - 11am MORE Aid

Tuesday, 9:00 AM

9 - 11am MORE Aid
Time: Tuesday, 9:00 AM
Location: STM Frasatti Hall. Enter on lower level on the right side of the building - 3015 Roundelay Rd Lynchburg VA 24502
  MORE Aid ministry assisting financially with utility cut-ff and eviction notices.
Sep 14

9 - 11am MORE Aid

Thursday, 9:00 AM

9 - 11am MORE Aid
Time: Thursday, 9:00 AM
Location: STM Frasatti Hall. Enter on lower level on the right side of the building - 3015 Roundelay Rd Lynchburg VA 24502
  MORE Aid ministry assisting financially with utility cut-ff and eviction notices.

 

 

 

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