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.


Committee Events


For the latest news about the Haiti Committee and our work, please visit our website: www.thehaiticommittee.com. Check out the Carissade Health Clinic page, a "Featured Student" link, Manje! Gala 2013 page, our latest blog, and much more!


Manje! Gala 2014


Save the date: Saturday April 26 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts


Sponsor a Haitian Child in 2014


2012-13 School Year Sponsorships Available NOW!

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.


In appreciation of your generosity we will send you a representative photo of a child providing you include your e-mail address.


How to Sponsor


If you wish to sponsor a child, please visit sponsorship page:


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).


Please visit our web site: http://thehaiticommittee.com/


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.


Coffee from Haiti


It doesn't get better, sipping your flavorful cup of coffee, made from home grown Haitian coffee beans, knowing you are helping Haiti's economy and the students in Carissade, Haiti, all at the same time!


Visit our coffee web site: http://thehaiticommittee.com/coffee/index.htm



Related Links


Haiti Committee website: www.thehaiticommittee.com

Post-Quake Haiti Support Effort: The Hinche Scholars Project


Get Involved


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

Contact: Mike Jackman | 338-3100 | mjack11097@verizon.net

Haiti Trip Photos


Monsignor Golden, Ed Gerado and Lory Phillipo and several of St. Bridgets parishioners have returned from Haiti where they joined our "southern" friends in solidarity and love.  To see some of the photos and videos, click on the photo to the right.




Questions or Comments: please email our webmaster, Jayne Hushen       Last site update, September 16, 2015



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