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.
ACCOMPANYING MY mother to the public market in Haiti one day when I was eight years old, I saw a man wearing a cassock crossing the street.
Father Patrick Dorelus, 41, was born to a devout Catholic family 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.
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.
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.
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.”
Tens of thousands of Haitians enrolled under the Temporary Protected Status program can stay in the United States until at least January.
A new hospital was inaugurated in a small sea shore village in Haiti on March 20. It is called Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan Center for Health.
“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)