Community Outreach: Our Partners
St. Genevieve – Haiti
St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church has been in a covenant relationship with St. Genevieve Church (Zoranje, Haiti) since 2005 to build a bridge between our churches and to provide financial support for St. Genevieve's parish and school. The Sister Parish Committee coordinates activities for our parish. Each year, a team of our parishioners visits St. Genevieve to get to know the members of our sister parish. Regular events help make parishioners of St. Patrick-St. Anthony aware of the rich cultural and spiritual traditions of the people of Haiti. This relationship deepens our understanding of what it means to live in a global Church and to foster justice, human dignity, and respect for people from different cultures.
Recent Sister Parish Updates: (Please click here to look through our older Parish Bulletins for previous updates)
November 3, 2013: Haitian Proverb: Bondye konn pran swen malere. God cares for the poor. Have you noticed that there are a lot of things going on in our Sister Parish? There will be a new pastor, a new church, and a new school. Do you have questions or concerns? Please let us know. The travel committee is finalizing the plans for the next trip which will be February 17-24, 2014. Please call the church office for more information 860-756-4034.
October 20, 2013: The Covenant between St. Genevieve and St. Patrick - St. Anthony began with Fr. Frixner on December 5, 2004. Now after 10 years as pastor, he will be transferred to his new assignment on December 1. Fr. Jean Pierre Philipe will be the new pastor at St. Genevieve and we look forward to getting to know him and working with him.
October 13, 2013: Hi Everyone. We are back from Haiti. Everything went well. Fr. Frixner and the parishioners of St. Genevieve send their greetings to all at St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church. While in Zoranje, we learned that Fr. Frixner has been assigned to St. Joseph Church in Fond Parisien effective December 1, 2013. The new pastor for St. Genevieve will be Fr. Jean Pierre Philipe. We will miss Fr. Frixner and wish him all the best, and we look forward to working with Fr. Philipe. The new church is in the design phase and Fr. Frixner is hopeful that the construction company will be chosen and construction can begin soon.
September 29, 2013: Greetings from Haiti! On Wednesday the travelers visited Madame Samson’s neighborhood feeding program. You can see a painting of her hanging in the current Clare Gallery exhibit. We travel to visit with our sisters and brothers at St. Genevieve later in the week. Here in Haiti we are doing well and we hope that you are well. Please continue to keep us in your prayers as we keep you in ours.