Twinning Parish Program
November 2020 Parish Announcement:
We are excited to announce a new ministry at Precious Blood, a parish twinning program.
Our sister parish is Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception of Manquette, Haiti.
Outline of Program:
Mission: To develop a mutual and enriching relationship of sharing, solidarity and understanding between the Parishes of Precious Blood in Jasper, Indiana and Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception of Manquette, Haiti.
Mutual Prayer: We will offer prayers for our sister parish during the reading of intentions on the first Sunday of each month to coincide with our monthly monetary collection. The congregation of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception will remember us in prayer during their daily Mass.
Monthly Collection: On the first weekend of each month we will have a special collection for our sister parish. These funds will be used for general parish support to continue to grow the parish of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. Transparency and accountability are very important to us and to the priest of our sister parish, Fr. Renel Prosper. All of the collected funds will go directly to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. We will be provided with reports and pictures accounting for use of these donations. Regular communication between our twinning program committee and Fr. Renel has already been established and will continue to be vital to the success of this ministry.
Background of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception of Manquette: Manquette is a small village of around 15,000 people located southeast of Ouanaminthe, a border town in the northeast of Haiti. Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception is a newly established parish as of December 2019. They have grown to about 800 parishioners. Fr.Renel hopes to continue to grow the parish and deepen the faith of the congregants. They do not yet have a church building and are operating under a hangar.
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