Social Concerns

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

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

Please give prayerful consideration to providing help to our twin parish. If you wish to sponsor a child, please visit our donate page: 


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.

If you’re interested in getting involved, join us on Facebook: Haiti Committee or contact

Dale Fickett

Social Justice Ministry

The Social Justice Ministry is currently accepting grant applications from area agencies who assist the poor and needy.  If you would like to apply for a grant on behalf of your agency, click here for the 2019 grant application.  In addition to providing financial support, we encourage your continuous support with organizations we’re involved in throughout the Richmond area, such as the Daily Planet, Micah Mentorship, the Caritas Program.

Contact: Tommy Joe Bednar

Deacon Chris Malone