Will you help the poorest of the poor?

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Fr. Healy was passionate about the need for change to address the issues in Haiti, the poorest country in the western hemisphere.  Today, I’m asking for your support for a particular project in the village of Medor, Haiti.  The church where Fr. Healy was pastor, Our Lady Queen of Peace, has a Haiti Committee that began a relationship with a sister parish, St. Joseph’s, in rural Medor, Haiti.  The committee, lead by Dr. Sue Carlson (who could be sainted as far as I am concerned) has done some amazing projects including building schools, ensuring safe drinking water, reforestation, agricultural programs, hot school lunches, medical clincs, etc.  The list literally goes on and on and is a testament to the relationship and love between the two parishes.  You can read more about the OLQP’s Haiti Committee or follow Dr. Sue Carlson’s blog.

Currently, the Committee is working on bringing solar energy to the convent.  To see the full presentation on the project click Medor. The solar power will bring electricity and needed lights to the convent so that the sisters, who have been serving this community for nearly 50 years.  The light in the convent will allow them to work after hours to do needed paperwork, lesson planning, etc.

If you’ve appreciated this site and the passionate homilies, I urge you to please make a donation of any size.  To do so online, follow these steps:

1. go to www.faithdirect.net
2. Click Give Now
3. Enter church code VA271
4. Click “One Time Gift”
5. Click “Haiti – St. Joseph’s Parish, Medor”
6. Enter credit card info
7. Under Optional Informaiton at the bottom of the page, enter “solar project”
8. Click “Continue” at the bottom of the page and proceed through the check out process.

If you’d prefer to write a check, you can make it payable to “Our Lady Queen of Peace Church Haiti Committee” and in the memo line write “Haiti-solar energy.” Mail it to Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 2700 19th St. South Arlington, VA 22204.


Thank you, in advance, for any support that you can provide to this solar project.


Frank Finamore

Site Administrator



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