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Friday, 26 October 2012

Hurricane Sandy damages the Haitian parish supported by the Diocese in Europe

Pupils at ND de l'Annonciation School
A quick update for people and churches of the diocese in Europe which have given support towards the rebuilding of the (Episcopal or Anglican) parish school of Notre Dame de l’Annonciation in Port-au-Prince Haiti. 

As readers will know Hurricane Sandy has hit Jamaica and then moved across Cuba and Haiti yesterday. 10,000 Haitians have been displaced by the storm and so far 9 persons have been found dead in that country. Late last night (25 October) I received a text message from Père Jean Fils Chéry, the vicar of the parish which we supported with funds raised from a diocesan appeal. He said,
“Here we’re under storm Sandy, we lost or worship space, the roof of our preschool has been destroyed and a tree falls and destroys the toilet of the school. May lost, many damages. My family is safe. Keep us in prayers”.
Please pray for our sisters and brothers affected by yet another natural disaster.

God of goodness and love, in whom we can trust in every hour of need: have mercy on all who are faced with fear and distress. We ask that help may be given to them speedily, and that this emergency may be turned into an opportunity to strengthen the bonds of love and service which bind people together, through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Fr Jean Fills and the Director of the school.

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