Haitian Ministry Upcoming Events
Trip to Haiti and our sister parish that was scheduled for January 13-21, 2016 was canceled for two reasons. First, there were not enough people to travel and second, Haiti was having some disturbance due to elections and need for new President.
Monthly meetings: Held at St. Mary’s Rectory 7pm first Monday of the Month unless otherwise noted and the ministry is open to visitors and new members. There are no meetings during the summer unless special activities are planned. Winter meetings depend on weather. E-mails are sent out to update.
Donations to Haiti Shipping of barrels is done throughout the year. Since the urgency after the earthquake the shipping has slowed but we still find a need to send supplies.
Items needed to pack in barrels for Les Palmes:
Seeds- (onion, tomato, lettuce, cabbage, squash, carrots, beans, pumpkin and cucumbers)
Tapered candles (tall and short), baptismal gowns, receiving blankets (dollar tree has fleece blankets for $1), copy paper and ink for printing papers for school. Sewing class could use cotton material and thread of assorted colors or monetary donation so purchases may be made in Haiti.
January -- Start planning for Wine Tasting-Food Pairing/Silent Auction (Save the date April 30, 2016)
April 30 -- Wine Tasting/Silent Auction – donations of gift certificates, gift cards, themed baskets and/or new items, handmade or purchased are accepted. Contact Lou Friedrich 860-872-4189.
May/June/July -- Coffee break - Rest area in Willington on Rte 84 has been reopened. Date pending
June -- Announcement for planning basket theme for Oct. Pasta Supper/Basket Raffle
September -- Start plans for Pasta Dinner/Basket Raffle and Les Palmes priest annual visit
October -- Pasta Dinner
For more information call Susan Gagliardi 860-742-8664 or Lucille Friedrich 860-872-4189