St. Louis and St. Francis Haiti Ministry
In 1997, St. Louis entered into a pastoral relationship with St. John the Evangelist School in Gonaives, Haiti. St. Francis in Fulton joined this mission in 2021. Monsignor Joseph Luca envisioned this partnership as one that would enrich the lives of Haitians living in the community of St. John the Evangelist and pastorate parishioners alike. This partnership which seeks to foster spiritual, cultural, financial and personal goals has deepened and prospered over the past two decades.
The Haiti Ministry is comprised of dedicated parishioners who gather to discuss and implement new and ongoing initiatives focused on supporting the over 800 students and the teachers of St. John the Evangelist. We are truly grateful for the blessings this collaboration has brought and we continue to pray for success beyond what has already been achieved.
The past two decades have witnessed:
- monumental changes to the school and compound
- educational milestones
- physical and spiritual care for countless students
- employment and financial stability for teachers and staff
- shelter and support for the local community in times of crisis
With faith, education and the generous support of pastorate parishioners, our partnership with St. John the Evangelist will continue to be a blessing filled with hope and possibility.
Haiti Ministry meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. New members are always welcome to join! For more information about this ministry contact Larry Newman at (240) 418-0491.
For updates or news about this mission, follow our Facebook page St. Louis Catholic Church Haiti or our Saint John the Evangelist, Gonaives Haiti Milestones.