By Jessica Easthope
CANARSIE — Ringing in the new year is a tradition celebrated by all — but for Haitians, Jan. 1 also means independence.
In the Diocese of Brooklyn, a Haitian Independence Day Mass is held at a different church each year. This year the Mass was celebrated at Holy Family Church in Canarsie.
Though the Mass is a joyous occasion, the faithful in attendance were aware of the dire situation in Haiti that compels many in their native country to migrate to the United States…
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