Saturday, January 27, 2007

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Container #5 almost ready to ship

Volunteers from all over Tampa show up to help finish the packing of items for our 1st shipment in 2007, but our 5th 40' container to date. Members of the Creole Club at USF show support by helping the other volunteers.
Container # 5 leaves Monday Feb 19th to be distributed to St. Suzanne, Haiti, and to Caratas, Haiti's Catholic Charities. The container is filled with bicycles, food, clothing, shoes, medical supplies, medicines, and school supplies.
All these things will bring great joy and hope to the Haitian people. Posted by Picasa

Fr. Medenel stays busy on 1st Tampa Visit

Fr. Medenel,the Pastor of St. Suzanne in Haiti, didn't get any rest while he was here for one week in Tampa. Fr. Medenel had lunch with Fr. Daly and Fr. Bernard and other CTK parishioners. He visited the Christ the King school and met the principal, Jayne Forbus.
Fr. Medenel spoke to a local "Challenge Group", and thanked them for the shoe drive they did for his parish children. He shared with them what Christmas is like for the village children in Haiti. "The spirit and love of baby Jesus is the only present that all Haitian children receive," he told the 10 year old club members from 4 different elementary schools in Tampa.
Fr. Bernard and Fr. Medenel enjoyed seeing the Tampa Aquarium. Fr. Medenel carved his 1st pumpkin. He met with some of the Jesuit Key club members.
Fr. Medenel visited Fr. Ed Palka while in Dade City. Fr. Palka gave him some liturgical items that were much needed. The purpose of the Dade City visit was to visit Morning Star Fishermen, a fish farm designed for 3rd world countries.
Fr. Medenel got to meet some of HBHH's supporters while asking for much needed help in his parish. He was very grateful to everyone he met and all the help that he's been given by the HBHH supporters. Posted by Picasa

Fr. Medenel Visits Tampa November 2007

Fr. Medenel, pastor of St. Suzanne in Haiti comes for his first visit. Fr. Medenel spends a day helping to collect some of the donated good that will be shipped to him in Haiti. Dr. Redd donates toothbrushes and toothpaste, Sr. Florine, the principal of St. Joseph's Catholic school donates peanut butter, English/French books, church vestments, computers, school furniture and used clothing.

Eileen Charette, head of the Jesuit Key Club, and Chris Van Pelt collect peanut butter at Jesuit High School. Frank Prusak, HBHH's warehouse coordinator, picks up donated peanut butter that will help with the severe malnutrition in Haiti. Posted by Picasa

Bishop Chibly visits Fr. Waters and Corpus Christi School Children on Hat day

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