Our relationship with our sister parish begin in 1992. We began by offering financial support for this desparately poor parish in a rural area of Haiti.
The terrible earthquake in 2010 destroyed the church. Our parish first helped arrange for the rubble to be cleared away, and then supported the effort to build a new and better church.
Our Parish continues its contact with the church community in Meyer, Haiti, finding ways to support the pastor, Father Bertrand Dieuveille. Our financial support comes from your donations with the monthly door collection and other contributions to the fund for the Haitian people. Because of this support, we were able to arrange for a new LP gas stove to be transferred to the Meyer rectory through a sea container shipment used annually by many US churches. It was needed and appreciated at Meyer. Father Dieuveille recently reflected on issues and tragic events which challenge Americans at this time. He stated.... here at the Parish of the Sacre-Coeur de Meyer, the faithful and clergy pray for you...for the United States,for America and its people... so that the Queen of Peace, Understanding and Mercy will watch over you.
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Una fotos de la nueva Comunidad de religiosas en Cyvadier-Jacmel.
Our sister parish of Sacre-Coeur de Meyer is using our funding to deal with tough conditions following the October 4 impact of Hurricane Matthew. Father Bertrand Dieuveille of Meyer is also director of Caritas for the Jacmel Diocese and his responsibility reaches to the 28 parishes of the Diocese. On November 6, he provided the following update.
The situation is truly difficult in Haiti in the aftermath of Matthew. A series of problems -- power supply, financial issues, political uncertainty, living conditions, and health crises. Despite all these problems, the people remain courageous. They are a brave people and do not ask for much.
In Meyer up to now -- the situation is under control. Because of your help, we distributed food kits and hygiene/sanitation supplies to 180 families. Also, I was able to offer help to at least 40 other families with support from Caritas.
However, there are families in the parish who are dealing with severe...sub-human (infra-humain) conditions in areas such as Bas Morne and Démontreuil. In some places, hurricane Matthew crushed or damaged homes... and there are some shelters that we cannot call a “home.”