Ecumenical Haiti Ministry

The mission of the Ecumenical Haiti Ministry is both spiritual and material support for Ste. Thérèse de L'Enfant Jésus Church and School in Lilavois Haiti. In addition to including our Haitian brothers and sisters in our prayers, the ministry has raised money through grants, drives and special events to fund what started as a feeding program alone, to now be that and so much more. This ministry, started at St. Patrick’s in Collinsville in 1999 and now partnered with St. Mary Star of the Sea Unionville, has broadened support to fund a wider range of needs for the school and the parish including:
* Provide a hot meal for more than 370 students every weekday of the school year;
* Pay a significant portion of the teachers’ salaries;
* Provide scholarships for top graduates to enable them to pursue higher education;
* Provide funds for capital projects - e.g., re-build the church building.

Did you know that:
$ 10 buys a chair for a student to sit on?
$ 75 provides a hot meal for a child every weekday of the school year?
$ 450 provides a laptop computer for the computer lab?
$1,000 provides a scholarship for a graduate to pursue higher education?


In 2019 the ministry celebrated its 20th Anniversary in support of the students and parishioners of Ste. Thérèse in Lilavois Haiti!

The 20th Anniversary Celebration "Ste. Thérèse...Feeding, Learning, Building Haiti's Future" that was held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Avon Old Farms Hotel in Avon, CT was a HUGE success! Over $10,000 was raised to help feed & educate the students at Ste. Thérèse as well as help re-build the church building. MANY THANKS to all who supported this event!

Education is key to overcoming poverty and nutritious food is key to improved learning!


Monthly Meetings @ 7:00 P.M., in alternating locations - except where noted otherwise. All are welcome to attend!

Our DECEMBER 2019 MEETING is scheduled for Monday, December 9, 2019 at St. Mary Star of the Sea in the Hospitality Room.

SAVE the DATE: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 in the St. Mary's Gathering Space "Raising Green for Haiti" - luncheon, Irish music, guest speaker discussing Ireland. More information soon!

Contact: Mary Hagadorn  Phone: 774-249-4508 Meets: Monthly, 2nd Monday of the Month

Lunchtime at Ste. Therese


Except Saturday
7:45 am

4:30 pm (Saturday)
7:30 am
9:30 am
11:00 am



3/17 9:00 a.m.
Foodshare Truck
St. Mary Parking lot

3/17 6:15 p.m.
Legion of Mary
Hospitality Room

3/15 9:30 a.m.
Little Stars

3/22 11:00 a.m.