This Advent, we continue to pray and support our sister parish of St. Genevieve, especially as the crisis in Haiti now continues to worsen. We invite you to take an ornament from our Giving Tree; a symbol of our covenant. We humbly ask, on their behalf, for your continued support for their parish school, particularly with educational materials and tuition assistance.
A member of the Sister Parish committee, who has traveled to Haiti, offers this week’s reflection:
“As I read the current news about the unbelievable levels of violence by the gangs in Haiti, I wonder if we at SPSA can make a difference. Sometimes it seems as if nothing is working in Haiti. But I try to remember that since 2005, we have assisted with school salaries and daily hot meals, at the request of St. Genevieve parish. With our help, the school has expanded grade levels and enrollment, and retained teachers and staff. Students are learning about their faith as well as reading and mathematics.
And there is moral and spiritual support as the parishioners of both of our parishes pray and communicate with each other. I hope the families in Zoranje have a little extra comfort knowing we in Hartford stand with them as they try to live and prosper. So I do believe we are making a difference in the individual lives of all those connected with the school. And that our requests for school support remain a worthwhile effort.”
PLEASE NOTE: We will continue to accept donations for the Haiti Giving Tree until mid-January. The tree will be taken down in preparation for Christmas. Donations can be made via an on-line payment through our Haiti Giving Tree website. A donation check can be mailed to the parish office or deposited in a collection basket with the memo note of “Sister Parish.” Mesi – Thank You.