TWINNING – COMMUNICATIONS – LIFE IN HAITI
“TODAY, MORE THAN EVER, WE NEED TO PRAY FOR THE LIGHT TO KNOW THE WILL OF GOD…FOR THE LOVE TO ACCEPT THE WILL OF GOD…FOR THE WAY TO DO THE WILL OF GOD ”
. . . essential teaching of Mother
TWINNING – A WITNESS OF FAITH
BENEFITS OF WINNING FOR OUR PARISH will be at the beginning of each update.
This month we are featuring spiritual growth for each community.
CABRINI HAITI OUTREACH- West Bend, WI AND CABRINI COMMUNITY CENTER -Jacmel, Haiti
Benefit of Twinning #2-SPIRITUAL GROWTH
This consists of a message that is loving, supportive, serving and bringing hope through faithfulness to God’s poor. These qualities will have a great impact on the lives of parishioners through this outreach of mission. It will create an awareness of the poorest of the poor and what God calls all of us to be for them.
FOLLOWING – TESTIMONEY of the last sentence above. “Stay with me” for the rest of the story. When Cabrini began this ministry 34 years ago, we realized that we had an obligation to include our school in this process. If done personally and consistently a bond could be built between the children of West Bend and Haiti.
In September, I realized that we had come full circle. I received a phone call from a former alumni student from Cabrini School who was now a young adult, and he was being led by the Holy Spirit to act on the knowledge he had acquired at Cabrini grade school.
John Roeber is now in college and was taking courses in computer design. (He saw my plea for help). He had always admired our yearly videos presented in church to raise funds. To make a long story short, I contacted John after receiving a call from Ann Taylor, the teacher at Cabrini in charge of raising funds for the Haiti Water Project. A Power Point Presentation was put together with John’s talents and perseverance. It was based on footage we shot over the years when Bill and Walnes would do an assembly program and spend another full day at the school visiting each classroom for a half hour of personal time. The assembly presentation would feature the Cabrini students and their personal involvements these many years. It was a huge success. John also came to help me set it up and spoke to the students briefly about his plans. Enjoy the following pictures. All had a great time! Me too, what a blessing to have that opportunity to see the fruits of our labors.
As one 2nd grade student offered a comment after the program said, “The Haitians really need our help!” The children must have carried that message home because they raised $2735.95 through a, “COIN WAR FOR HAITI.” Thanks to all who contributed and thank you for all the prayers you continue to send to Haiti. Miracles do happen! We just need to Trust in the Lord and be His Hands and Feet.
We delivered food to 41 families serving at least 300 people on April 13 & 14, 2023. God also blessed us with a special donation for that feeding. As Carmelo said, most of the moms cried when they see the delivery coming.
Maintenance continues, the door gate was totally replaced as the old one was falling apart and the large gate needed repairs and paint. We hope to get our Starlink satellite connected and set up this coming month. In addition, maybe divided a few rooms inside the center. Solar is on hold until we get assurance that the equipment we need will be available. Shortages are all over the world and the supply line is difficult in Haiti because of the gangs controlling the ports and roads.
Bible Study Ministries are winding down for the summer. May 11 & 12 are the end of the spring sessions. Food distribution and water project will be done in July. That way Cabrini continues to maintain the relationship with the families during the summer months.
SEPTEMBER 23, 2023 AFTER 4:30 MASS in the CHURCH HALL
We will be showing the Power Point Presentation at the Spaghetti Dinner on September 23, 2023. Save the date!
Volunteers needed, (servers, set up, take down, cooking). Call Kim Nielsen: 920-918-2517.
We will be doing gifts baskets again, as last time they were a huge success. Start collecting now!