Dave Kuhlman - firstname.lastname@example.org
The longterm focus of Christ The King’s Haiti ministry is to help educate the children of our twin parishes of Notre Dame d’Altagrace (Our Lady of Grace) and Notre Dame des Sept Doleurs (Our Lady of Seven Sorrows). We do this by helping build schools, provide teacher pay and learning materials.
As needs arise and fit into our overall mission of improving the lives of our twinned parishioners, we send a wider assortment of goods. In the past, we’ve shipped a container of goods (everything from personal hygiene products to a pick-up truck) to our parishes.
We’re proud to have helped improve the water system in their villages; funded the improvements for the rectory at Our Lady of Grace; funded the construction and furnishing of the rectory at Our Lady of Seven Sorrows; and provided a flour grinder to improve parishioners’ nourishment and give them a trading commodity. Our school children and PREP students help by collecting Change For Haiti during Lent for the schoolchildren of our twin parishes.
The Haiti ministry meets approximately once a month to talk about needs, fundraising and future projects. We also work to keep our Haitian parishioners on the minds of our CTK parishioners through various events spread during the year. Our ministry is funded by the generosity of our parishioners using bi-monthly envelopes and responding to special collections.
Christ the King has been twinned with a parish in Haiti since the late 1970s through the Parish Twinning Program of America. This program includes approximately 350 parishes throughout the United States.