Today we received the first photos of the new well at St. Patrick’s in LaCorbe, Haiti. Rosemary Smith, who continues to champion the cause, wrote, “At last–clean, fresh water for the school and village of Locorbe, Haiti.” The Rev. Lazard Amirold wrote, “Yesterday we had mass at St Patrick. The people praised the Lord for the water and for your Love.”
The Friends of St. Patrick’s is a collaborative endeavor of All Saints’ Church and All Saints’ Day School, St. Edwards in San Jose, and St. Jude the Apostle in Cupertino. The members have formed a covenant to support the health, development, and ministry at St. Patrick’s. The well was of first concern, and is followed by the group’s desire to see that the teachers are all paid a fair wage for the year. The congregation is one that is filled with joy despite their many hardships. Their dreams do include other improvements, and the Friends of St. Patrick’s are considering exactly how best to help, as well as exploring the possibility of scheduling another mission trip to visit their friends in Haiti.
Care to join the Friends of St. Patrick’s or go on a mission to LaCorbe, Haiti? Contact Rosemary Smith after a 10:30 a.m. Sunday service or call the church office to speak with Fr. Rick.