Our parish needs to raise $104,000 annually to support the parish, teachers & students of our ministries in Haiti. Funds are raised through parishioner support donations, our individual scholarship support program, and various fundraising activities throughout the year, including an ongoing can drive & the garage sale at this year’s parish festival.

There is a bin outside the barn on Columbus St. to collect cans for donation. (In 2021, we raised $4,500 from donated cans.)

Security wall being built in partnership with Gesu Parish using extra funds we raised.
Appeal in November 2021

Haiti Twinning

Supporting the Parish of Sts. Simon and Jude in Haiti. Our parish supports over 600 children in the Elementary School as well as serving the basic needs of the parish. This portion of our Haiti ministry requires $43,000 a year. To offer support please consider a gift to our Haiti Twinning program.

Sts. Simon and Jude Parish

Haiti Scholarship Fund

Haiti Scholarship Program for High School, Trade School & College Education. Currently, the parish provides education beyond elementary for 96 secondary and post-secondary students and 34 trade school and college students. This requires $61,000 a year. This may be done through a pledge or one-time gift. The amount to sponsor a student for High School is $250 and College is $400. There are also costs for graduation fees, specialty books, and field experience.

If you would like to sponsor a student, please contact Joyce Bies.

High School Students

Sam Ventocilla’s video reflection from his trip to Haiti with St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish Haiti Committee