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Mission

Inspired and nourished by the Gospel and the Church’s teaching, we empower parishes to live out the call to accompany their brothers and sisters in the developing world through parish-based partnerships in Haiti.

Overview of Haiti Ministry

At the heart of the Diocese of Richmond’s Haiti Ministry lies its twinning or partnership programs. Over 50 parishes in the Diocese of Richmond are twinned with a parish or organization in Haiti. The twinning program is based on relationship and solidarity; it is understood that each partner has gifts to share with the other and that we stand with each other as we journey forward in faith.

In addition to the twinning relationships, several diocesan boards, teams and special projects address specific needs in Haiti. Education, Healthcare and Sustainable Development are among those issues that are addressed in this way.

The Diocesan Haiti Commission is the oversight and advisory body which helps guide the direction of the ministry and provides the support necessary for those who are engaged in work with Haiti.

Haiti Bishops’ Statement

The Haiti Ministry Commission fully supports the Partners in Mission: Guidelines for Solidarity and “Twinning” Relationships promulgated by the Haitian bishops.