Highlights April 2014

Newsletter issue: 
April 2014
News item date: 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Flock Increases: On the Sunday following Easter, The Haitian Project (THP) looks forward to welcoming Amanda Gaal, In-Country Coordinator of Community Development, into the Church as she receives the Rites of Christian Initiation for Adults at Providence College on April 27th.  Timothy and Marianna Moynihan, children of THP President, Deacon Patrick and Christina Moynihan and students at Louverture Cleary School (LCS), will receive the sacrament of Confirmation.  Gaal is in her third year of service at LCS, during which time she heard the call to convert to the Catholic faith.   Bishop Tobin, Diocese ofProvidence will be the celebrant.

Gathering in Memphis: Big thanks go out to Dean and Cathy Reineking for hosting a gathering of old and new friends of THP at their home inMemphis in March.  The Reinekings have been loyal THP benefactors since 1996.  Dean is currently on the Board; Cathy served previously.  They set quite an example through their shared dedication and willingness to spread the good news of THP’s mission.  The event featured superb home-cooked food and live music.  THP Director of Community Development, Kaitlyn Guzik, spoke about the importance of LCS’s Community Service programs in the fulfillment of THP’s mission.

Volunteer Graduate Programs:  THP’s relationship with Providence College (PC) continues to bear fruit as returning THP Volunteers will soon have the opportunity to work toward graduate degrees during their second and third years of service.  THP President, Deacon Patrick Moynihan commented, “It is great to be able to offer our Volunteers, who give so much of themselves, an opportunity that will serve them in their future endeavors.” Second- and Third-Year Volunteers may pursue a graduate degree in Theology, Business/Finance, or Education at PC.  Look for an update on this opportunity in upcoming editions of Haitian Project News.