April 2015 Highlights

Newsletter issue: 
April 2015
News item date: 
Friday, April 10, 2015

THP on Tap: This March, Board Member and former Volunteer Betsy Bowman brought THP to Harvard’s Catholic Community Theology on Tap series. Since Volunteering in 2009-10, Bowman has drawn support for THP from the community and St. Paul parish in Cambridge, MA. On this evening, she introduced Deacon Patrick Moynihan who spoke on “Solidarity and Subsidiarity.” Deacon Moynihan also stressed the importance of education in moving persons and societies forward, quoting President John F. Kennedy’s statement, “Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education.”

On the RISE: The Haitian Project’s Rise, Let Us Be On Our Way capital campaign for mission stabilization is well underway with $1.4 million in pledges and gifts, 48% of the $2.9 million dollar goal. The successful completion of the campaign will provide the foundation THP needs to turn to its next goal: building a second Louverture Cleary School. Building a second school is the key goal of the 2013-2018 Strategic Plan, adopted at the Project’s 2013 Annual Meeting. If you would like to help us meet our goal, contact Kaitlyn Guzik in the Office of Community Development at: development@haitianproject.org.

Service at Home: THP President, Deacon Patrick Moynihan was recently assigned to assist long-time Project supporter, Fr. Dennis Reardon at All Saints Parish in Woonsocket, RI by Most Rev. Tobin, Bishop of Providence (THP’s home diocese). Deacon Patrick and Christina Moynihan are residing in RI as the Project prepares to found a second school in Haiti. “It’s very clear to those who work in the mission fields that the strength of the mission is determined by the strength of the community that sends it. Therefore, I am happy to be participating in the local Church in the Diocese of Providence that makes our mission possible.”