Helping Haitians Help Haitians

Bouch an bouch, youn di lòt.
Mouth to mouth, one tells another.

Ride to Rebuild

When: September 28 thru October 3, 2015

Where: Kittery, ME to Southbury, CT

A small team from the Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti will start a six-day, 339 mile bike ride, touching five of the six New England states, on September 28th, to raise awareness and funds in order to rebuild facilities in Haiti.  

The course will wend past all of the parishes/schools in Connecticut that are twinned with Haiti.  To see when they will be in your area, and how to donate, click here.


30th Anniversary Celebration

When: November 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Where: Mercy High School, Middletown CT

The Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti is 30 years old this fall!  We are celebrating this milestone on November 7, 2015 with a mass, reception, and dinner, at Mercy High School in Middletown. 

While many people have been instrumental in this thirty years of service to our sisters and brothers in Haiti, we have selected just a few to honor at this celebration.  Honorees are Bishop Daniel P Reilly and Monsignor James Carini for their roles in starting Haitian Ministries in the Diocese, and ongoing work in Haiti since then, and Dennis and Sue Petruzzi for their work at Hospice St Joseph, and their work at Outreach to Haiti since the merger of the two earlier organizations.

The main celebrant of the mass will be Bishop Michael R Cote.

For more information on the celebration, and to buy tickets and/or make a donation in honor of someone, click here

'For the Love of a Child' Gala - April 23, 2016!

When: APRIL 23rd

Where: Great Neck Country Club, Waterford, CT

We hope you will attend our biggest fundraiser of the year -- all to benefit children in Haiti. The evening will start wtih a cocktail  reception at 6 pm, followed by dinner and entertainment.  A silent auction will offer Haitian artwork and other treasures.

Check back here for more details as we approach the date of the gala.

To give you an idea of our live auction, below are the items auctioned at our 2015 Gala! 






Here are some ideas:

  • Super Bowl party, Super Bowl pool                          
  • Card night/poker night
  • Game night - maybe a Yahtzee tournament
  • Valentine's Day - 1 rose instead of a dozen, order take-out and eat in - donate the money saved
  • Organize a dress down day at work
  • Bake and sell cupcakes at work or another place
  • Host a pasta dinner or any kind of dinner - maybe feature Haitian food - look up recipes online
  • Put a donation jar on your desk at work or on the counter of your own establishment
  • volleyball tournament
  • Tell us your other ideas! 


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