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?


2019 marks the 20th Anniversary of this ministry 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!

2019 MEETING SCHEDULE (through June)

February 11, April 8 @ St. Mary's, Unionville
March 11, May 13 @ St. Patrick's, Collinsville
June 3, 5:30 P.M. @ St. Mary's, Unionville - note changed date & time!

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



11/12 9:00 a.m.
Foodshare Truck
St. Mary Parking lot

11/12 6:00 p.m.
Women’s Guild Turkey Bingo
Gath. Space

11/12 6:15 p.m.
Legion of Mary
Hospitality Room

11/16 7:00 p.m.
Middle School Ministry Night

11/17 9:30 a.m.
Little Stars

11/17 11:00 a.m.

11/17 4:00 p.m.
DVD Series The Mass
Gathering Space