In 2008, St. Mary's small parish of approximately 200 families in Barnesville, Maryland, began a twinning relationship with St. Joseph's parish in rural, isolated and impoverished Carcasse, Haiti. Carcasse is located on the southwest coast of Haiti which is both on the coast and in a mountainous region.
Our world became forever brighter as the love of Christ radiated to us from this charming and kind people.
We helped to bring the first-ever medical mission and doctor to Carcasse soon thereafter (Health and Education for Haiti). We built a much-needed primary/secondary school and brought in computers. We collaborated with Global Solace to install solar panel energy. We helped farmers form a coffee association in order to sell their coffee to Just Haiti using its Fair Trade Plus pricing model. We built a rectory/community gathering place. We pay the teachers' salaries.
We love the people and we try to do all we can within our limited means as a small rural parish. Help from friends like you greatly expands what we can do in Carcasse.
Would "You" like to partner with us? We need your help to help them. Click here for more information as to how!