Ringing in the new year is a tradition celebrated by all — but for Haitians, Jan. 1 also means independence.
The violence that has been rocking Haiti for weeks is being watched warily by Haitian-American Catholics in the Diocese of Brooklyn.
Retired Auxiliary Bishop Guy A. Sansaricq was honored on Oct. 5 by the Diocese of Brooklyn’s Haitian Apostolate at Our Lady of Miracles, Canarsie, for his 85th birthday and for his nearly 60 years of service as a priest.
Good people and good food. That’s what a passerby will find on the third Saturday of each month in front of the Bedford-Atlantic Armory Men’s Shelter on Bedford Avenue in Crown Heights, where Mirlande Noel and her family, along with some volunteers, set up tables to feed the homeless, provide clothes and offer some solace.
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.