Haiti Committee

Haiti Committee Mission Statement


The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart/St. Bridget Haiti Committee partners with our brothers and sisters in Carissade, Haiti to improve their community’s spiritual, educational, and nutritional development to help all of us more fully reach our potential in Christ, and ultimately for Carissade to achieve economic sustainability.


To achieve this mission we work together to promote the following opportunities:


•  worship

•  education and nutrition

•  healthcare availability

•  economic development

•  sharing the love of Jesus in word and deed


Sponsor a Haitian Child in 2016


500 Students need your help in our Twin Parish in Carissade, Haiti.

Your donation of $150 annually will provide food, books, school supplies, and health services for a student at Carissade.


How to Sponsor


If you wish to sponsor a child, please visit our donate page: http://www.richmondcathedral.org/donate.html

Please give prayerful consideration to providing help to our twin parish.


About Us


The Haiti Committee of the Cathedral and St. Bridget parishes oversees our twinning relationship with the Catholic Community of Carissade in Haiti (a mission chapel of Sacred Heart Parish, Hinche).



We have helped the people of Carissade build a church, a school, a corn mill, two wells and a cafeteria.


We fund a school lunch program for 500 children who might otherwise go hungry and we pay the salaries for ten teachers and a principal at the school.  In 2009, we opened a health clinic at the school and we provide financial support for medical supplies and the nurse who operates the clinic five days a week.  We are now presently overseeing a goat project.


We fund a scholarship program for students to advance to a secondary education at St. Martin's in Hinche.


In the years ahead, with your prayers and support, we will continue to collaborate with the community on sustainable economic development projects.



Related Links


Post-Quake Haiti Support Effort: The Hinche Scholars Project


Get Involved


If you're interested in getting involved, please let us know.

Contact: Dale Fickett | dfickett@hotmail.com

              Vicki Conley  |  vconley@hotmail.com

Questions or Comments: please email our webmaster, Jayne Hushen       Last site update, October 21, 2016



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