Welcome to Outreach to Haiti
Outreach to Haiti has been in working in the Caribbean nation for over 25 years. We offer health care services, student sponsorships and other educational support, parish twinning, support of two orphanages, as well as a neighborhood meal program for children. For travelers to Haiti, we have a guest house, where you can stay short- or long-term. We also arrange immersion visits for traveling groups to learn about Haiti - its people, culture and land.
Mark the Calendar for Sept. 14th Conference on Parish Twinning & Mission Work
Theologian Kim Lamberty, who heads the Haiti Partnership Unit of Catholic Relief Service (CRS), will lead a workshop on Saturday, Sept. 14th on Parish Twinning and Mission in developing nations. A half-day workshop on Friday, Sept. 13th is also planned for leaders of mission trips and parish twinning committees. Please call our office for more info and to make your reservations. There will be a fee only to cover costs for food and other miscellany.
FACES OF HAITI: Paintings by Dianne G. Coyle August 11– October 17 at Clare Gallery in Hartford Reception & Talk: Aug. 10 5–7:30 p.m.
The Clare Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of portrait paintings by Dianne Coyle of Madison. At the opening reception on Saturday, August 10th, Coyle will talk about her 20 portraits, painted over a two-year period from photographs taken by Kyn Tolson.
Coyle discovered her talent for painting portraits in 2010 and wished to use her gift to create culturally meaningful work. She based this series on photos by Tolson, who works for Outreach to Haiti and took the photographs over the last four years.
Coyle’s focus became painting the faces of the Haitian people affected by their country’s difficulties, especially after the earthquake (January 2010). Her hope is that the portraits will “speak” to viewers, just as if the person is standing in the same space as the viewer. She wants the viewers to listen and hear the stories of the Haitian people.
Events are free and open to the public. Information: (860) 756-4034. www.spsact.org, click on “Community Life,” then Clare Gallery. The gallery is in the Franciscan Center for Urban Ministry at 285 Church St., Hartford.
Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti, Inc.
Norwich, CT 06360