Consider an Immersion Trip with The Haitian Project
Would you like to gain spiritual growth and lend a helping-hand in support of Haiti? Would you like to participate more fully in the wonderful workings of our Catholic faith? Would you like to explore the nature of poverty, and real, proven approaches to address it? If so, please consider participating in an Immersion Trip to The Louverture Cleary School in Port-au-Prince Haiti with The Haitian Project. St. Thomas the Apostle, led by Fr. Jerome Koutnik, will host a trip to the Louverture Cleary School in the spring of 2018. The likely time for this trip will be between April 7 and May 12. We should have the precise timeframe determined by the end of December.
Immersion Trip teams are usually between 4 – 8 adult parishioners. Participation is open to all adults ages 21 and over. The cost of the Immersion Trip is approximately $1,500 per participant. However, we do not want cost to be a reason for non-participation. We will have an informational meeting on Thursday evening November 16 at 7 PM in the Community Center of the Oak Street Church. One of our agenda topics will be fundraising strategies to help offset the costs of participation as well as raise awareness about the mission of THP.
All Immersion Trip participants will have the chance to share themselves, their faith in God, and their love for Jesus Christ with one other. Participants will also have the chance to live and work in solidarity with the community at Louverture Cleary School, and grow in their understanding of Catholic Social Teaching. Please call John or Denise Donovan at 815-479-8826 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. If you feel a calling to work in solidarity with your Church in support of The Haitian Project, please plan to attend the information meeting on November 16.