Notre Dame D'Haiti
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New Notre Dame d'Haiti Church in Little Haiti
After 35 years of hard work, began by the then Archbishop Thomas Wenski, the New Notre Dame d'Haiti Church in Little Haiti celebrated its first mass at the beginning of Black History Month. The church's pastor, Father Jean-Mary spoke about the long road towards this point as it took the church eight years of fundraising to make the dream come through.
Here is a picture of University of Notre Dame D'Haiti (UNDH) in Haiti
New Master of Business Administration Program at University Notre Dame d'Haiti
University of Notre Dame d'Haiti is starting an MBA program, the first one in Haiti. It will be offered on Port-au-Prince and Gonaives campuses. Dr. Paul Latortue of UNDH says the program in Haiti will be cheaper ($10,000), than in the Dominican Republic ($30,000) and Florida ($60,000).
UNDH will need $400,000 for new buildings and another $200,000 to pay a teaching staff. Sogebank, Capital Bank, and Unibank are willing to fund the project.
Cardinal Chibly Langlois to celebrate Mass in Little Haiti, home to the largest Haitian community in U.S.
Mass in Little Haiti, Miami this year was a special service for all those who attended the November 23 event in what is the largest concentration of Haitians in the United States. This special service was made so by the presence of Haitian Cardinal Chibly Langlois, the Diocese of Les Cayes, Haiti. The yellow T-shirt-clad parishioners came out en masse to see Haiti's first cardinal, the youngest appointed in his batch earlier this year, and the only one not already an archbishop, a title he was honored with shortly after.
Here is a picture of Notre-Dame D'Haiti in Little Haiti. Stéphane Gilles, Father Réginald Jean-Marie and Dr. Rudy Moïse were involved in the distribution of turkeys on thanksgiving.
Miami Haitian Diaspora Receives 600 Turkeys for Thanksgiving
Haitian General Consul in Miami, Stephane Gilles, participated in dispensing 600-plus turkeys to his countrymen to celebrate Thanksgiving. Father Jean-Marie and Dr. Rudy Moise were present.
The Martelly-Lamothe government and the General Consul are working together to accomplish a policy of solidarity with the Haitian Diaspora.
The distribution occurred at Our Lady Catholic Church in Little Haiti. Gilles is enthusiastic about returning to Haiti so he can help move his people forward economically and socially.
Here is a picture of the Cross re-enactment on Good Friday at Notre-Dame Catholic Church in Little Haiti, Miami
How Haitians Celebrate Good Friday
About 80% Haitians follow the Roman Catholic faith. Protestants make up another 16%, 3% practice other religions and 1% Haitians do not follow any religion. Thus, Good Friday is an important day in Haitian calendar. It's customary for Catholics to fast for the day, eating only one full meal that includes fish but absolutely no meat. Although one of the most important parts of the Easter tradition in Haiti is the meal, there are many Haitians who don't eat anything and others only eat bread and water. No one, whether Catholic or Protestant would put red meat on the table on this holy day, because as the myth goes, red meat put on the table would turn into blood. Food is generally served in the noon; people eat rice and fish cooked with white beans and beets root. During dinner time, the boys wander around with their friends, make and fly kites. In some areas, there are contests for the nicest kites or the kites that fly the highest.