Over 30 years ago Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper, Indiana became a partner in the Parish Twinning program. Our parish was linked with Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Dupity, Haiti. Since that time we have made a number of mission trips to Dupity. Priests from Dupity have traveled to Jasper. We have a committee that works closely with the priests at Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish to assist in meeting the needs of the parish and the people of Dupity. Parishoners from Holy Family, as well as St. Isidore Catholic Church in Celestine / Dubois, Indiana have made it a priority over these many years to offer financial support and prayers for the people of Dupity. More importantly the faith filled people of Dupity have helped us with their fervent prayers. They continue to teach us what true reliance on God means. We are blessed by our relationship with the people of Dupity, Haiti.
Through monthly collection boxes, quarterly collection envelopes, Mass stipends, and cantor and musician funeral stipends, money is collected and sent to Dupity monthly. Father Renell, pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, oversees the administration of all funds that are received from Holy Family and remains in contact with the Dupity Committee on a regular basis.
If you are interested in assisting with this ministry in any way, please contact John Schroering at 812-482-4915 or Jan Stenftenagel at 812-630-3113.
Check out photos from our recent mission trip to Dupity, Haiti earlier this year Dupity Photos
These are photos of the classrooms our donations help build for the children of Dupity! Dupity has classes for children from preschool through 9th grade. The second photo runs to the right side of the first, and the building in the background is Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Dupity.
May the Good Lord continue to bless your generosity!