Haiti Sister-Parish - St. Peter of Poteau
About our Sister Parish Relationship
The Baltimore Archdiocese Office of Missions helps pair parishes from our Archdiocese with parishes in the Diocese of Gonaïves, Haiti. Currently there are over 20 sister-parish relationships in the Archdiocese. We’ve had a sister-parish relationship with St. Peter’s in Haiti since 2006.
Fr. Jean L. Mérat has been the pastor of St. Peter’s since December, 2012. Like his predecessor, Fr. Toussaint, he is intensely devoted to serving his parishioners, the poorest of the poor.
We hold a spaghetti dinner each Fall to celebrate our relationship. We invite the pastor of St. Peter’s to join us and meet our parishioners. We hold an in-depth business meeting to provide sound stewardship and to analyze where our contributions can have the greatest impact.
How we Help
Annually, we hold a drive to feed and educate 350+ school children at St. Peter’s of Poteau, Haiti. The annual program costs ~ $32,000/year or $92/child. This program provides:
- a quality education for grades K-8
- paid teacher salaries
- one nourishing meal per day
Additionally, our past contributions have provided:
- a well and pump for fresh water
- a schoolhouse building with 4 classrooms
- an added 2nd floor onto school enabling the addition of 4 classrooms
- security wall for the compound
To contribute to the campaign, please download, complete, and return a Contribution Form by Clicking Here
Annual Spaghetti Dinner
Mark the Date!
The Annual Spaghetti Dinner to celebrate our Sister-Parish relationship with St. Peter’s of Poteau Haiti will be on Saturday, September 30
at 6 PM in Corrigan Hall. More details to come as the date approaches!
For More Information / Get Involved
Visitors and new members always welcome!
- Attend our monthly meeting held on the second Wednesday at St. Joseph parish
- Join us for the spaghetti dinner held every Fall.
- Contribute to the annual campaign.
Click below for more information: Contribution Flyer Photo Gallery
Any questions about the Haiti Sister-Parish Ministry can be directed to Kathy Grey