Caribbean Culture, Catholic Faith Celebrated at West Indian Day Parade

Steady rain didn’t stop the celebration of Caribbean culture along Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights on Labor Day. And the Catholic community was near the front of the West Indian Day Parade on Sept. 2 to proclaim their Caribbean Catholic culture and religion and invite others to join them.

Father Patrick Dorelus

Father Patrick Dorelus, 41, was born to a devout Catholic family in Haiti.

Park Slope Parish Has a Twin in Haiti

Seven years ago, St. Augustine Church in Park Slope and St. Andre Church in Dufort, Haiti, formed a twinning partnership, and their bonds grow deeper every year through the ongoing efforts of St. Augustine’s Haiti Support Group.

Memorial Mass for Slain Haitian Priest

A memorial Mass for Father Joseph Simoly was celebrated Jan. 20 at Holy Cross Church, Flatbush. Father Simoly was murdered Dec. 21 during an apparent robbery in Haiti. He was 54.

TPS Emergency Townhall Meeting

In response to the Department of Homeland Security’s recent announcement about Temporary Protective Status (TPS), Haitian Americans United for Progress Inc., will present an Emergency Immigration Townhall Meeting at Sacred Heart Auditorium, Cambria Heights, on Dec. 2, 6 to 8 p.m.

Bishops Troubled by Changes To ‘Protected’ Haitians’ Status

Following the decision by the Trump administration to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for 59,000 Haitians currently living in the United States, Austin Bishop Joe Vásquez, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration, called the decision “deeply troubling” and warned that it would “tear individuals from their loved ones, homes, careers, and communities.”

Embracing Our Discipleship

“WHOEVER DRINKS the water I give will never thirst … will have a spring of water deep inside (John 4) … If today you hear God’s voice, harden not your hearts.” (Psalm 95)