Live and Hope Foundation Dinner

Live and Hope Foundation, a breast cancer awareness foundation, is holding its 2nd Masquerade fundraising dinner on August 16, 2014.  Men also have breast cancer.  So in honor of those of the world who are touched by breast cancer, please attend this event to assist them with their work in Haiti.  More information can be found at their website.

Annual BBQ

It is that time of the year again when we enjoy a nice afternoon of BBQ among friends.  This year’s BBQ is on August 9, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the corner of Sedgely Drive and Poplar Drive, in the Art museum area of Fairmount Park.  Please ensure that you check the list of items needed to make this event successful another year.  Your contribution to the bbq is greatly appreciated.  All Haitians, Haitians-at-Heart, Friends of Haiti are welcome.  See you soon.

Fête de Notre Dame du Perpétuel Secours-Patron Saint of Haiti

In honor of the feast of the Patron Saint of Haiti, Father Alfred Lauricien, O.M.I., will hold a triduum (special prayers) on Thursday, June 26, at 7:00 p.m., on Friday, June 27, at 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday, June 28, at 4:00 p.m. at the National Shrine of St. John Neumann, located at 1019 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA  19123.  All are invited including non roman catholics to join in this special moment to pray for Haiti, its people, and especially for those who are currently residing there.  Please come all 3 days or one day depending on your schedule.
Haiti a été consacrée à Notre Dame du Perpétuel Secours le 8 Décembre 1942 par Mgr. Le Gouaze, archevêque de Port-au-Prince, entouré des évêques des quatre autres diocèses du pays. De son côté, le peuple haitien se rappelle ce miracle du 15 Aout 1884 quand une…
Chaque jour de la neuvaine commence avec une méditation inspirée d’une mariologie sociale. Marie, comme l’a dit Jean Paul II, est présenté dans les grandes luttes de l’Histoire, pour la vie et pour la dignité des plus pauvres. Ensuite, vient une méditation sur l’icône, qui est une manière de méditer l’Evangile, et alors l’Esprit Saint vient en nous et inspire une juste prière de demande.
Haiti was dedicated to Our Lady of Perpetual Help December 8, 1942 by Mgr. Gouaze the Archbishop of Port-au-Prince, surrounded by four other bishops of dioceses in the country. For its part, the Haitian people remember this miracle of August 15, 1884 when a…
Each day of the novena begins with a meditation inspired by a social Mariology. Marie, as John Paul II said, is present in the great struggles of history, for life and for the dignity of the poor. Then comes a meditation on the icon, which is a way of meditating the Gospel, and then the Holy Spirit comes to us and inspires a fair prayer request. (See more at: http://www.mariedenazareth.com/qui-est-marie/haiti-notre-dame-du-perpetuel-secours#sthash.OaOGOBGw.dpuf)

2013 Gala Photos

Please note the deadline to order your 2013 gala photo(s) is June 30, 2014.  Please visit the link below to select your photo.  Any questions, please contact the photographer, Mr. Ulysse Toussaint, at 610-818-5016 or at http://toussaintphotography.com/ or www.facebook.com/PhiladelphiaWeddingBoudoirPhotographer.  Do not contact the coalition with questions regarding the delivery of your pictures.  Thank you.

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Flag Day Celebration

To celebrate the 210th anniversary of the Haitian Flag, the Haitian Community of Philadelphia has packed two days with events for all.  Free educational events will take place all day.  Vendors will be on premises to also showcase their crafts.

· On May 17, a soccer tournament with 6 teams from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Olney High School field at 100 W. Duncannon Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19120.

· On May 18, there will be a parade at 10:00 a.m., a mass service and cultural events in the afternoon at the St. Williams Church at 6200 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111.  Free flags for all.

 Bring the entire family and have a great fun day.

Mass Mob

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia will be holding its first Mass Mob on Sunday, March 23, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis of Xavier church at 24th & Green Streets, Philadelphia, PA  19130.  Sign up for future mass mobs and if you wish to hold a mass mob at your church.

Calling All Men

The 6th annual Men’s conference will be on Saturday, March 15, 2014, from 7:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at St. Joseph University, 5600 City Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19131.  Join your fellow men to share the challenges you go through as a man in this society, to learn new ways to solve and handle these pressures, and to make new friends.  Register now.  So what are you waiting for?  Offer yourself a day off.  

Cardinal Chibly Langlois

Today, Father Chibly Langlois was officially installed as Cardinal.  He received a special blessing from Pope Francis who, I am certain, congratulated and wished him the best with his new responsibilities.  If you have missed the consistory this morning, EWTN will show it again tonight.  In the Philadelphia area, it will be at midnight.  Please check your area EWTN for the exact time.

Chibly Langlois – New Cardinal

Tomorrow, February 22, 2014, is a special day for Haiti, all Haitians, and Haitians at Heart.  Our beloved country is being honored through Father Chibly Langlois officially becoming a Cardinal.  No one, whether Roman Catholic, Catholic or not, should take this consistory lightly; this is no ordinary event (consistory/consistoire protocols).  So, let us join together in spirit to say a special prayer for this gentleman, to wish him well, to extend warm congratulations for his promotion, to have risen to one of the most respected positions within the RC church, to avoid pitfalls, and to gain more strength in his continued journey to imitate Jesus’ life.  May God bless Father Langlois and, through him, Haiti.