Dr. Paul Farmer, global health pioneer, dies in Rwanda

‘World’s most extraordinary medical humanitarian’ worked with Sacred Heart on medical ministry for Haiti By Karen Weintraub USA Today Dr. Paul Farmer, a giant in the field of global health, a professor at Harvard Medical School, and co-founder of the nonprofit Partners in Health, died Feb. 21 in Butaro, Rwanda, …

Partners in health

Dr. Dean Mire, Sacred Heart Parish teamed with Dr. Farmer to build Haiti health-care ministry       By Bill Brewer Dr. Dean Mire, a Knoxville family practice physician who has helped lead the Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish’s medical ministry in Haiti, remembers his first encounter with Dr. Paul Farmer. Dr. Mire …

Cardinal injured, priest dead in Haiti earthquake

More than 2,000 killed in disaster as Catholic Church responds with emergency aid By ACI Prensa and Catholic News Service Cardinal Chibly Langlois, bishop of Les Cayes in Haiti and president of Haiti’s Bishops’ Conference, was injured while a Catholic priest died early in the morning of Aug. 14 after …

Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish kicks off sponsorship campaign for Haiti students

By Hiske Jones School looked diff erent for many children this year. Amid a pandemic that forced school closures around the world and parents and educators adapting to make sure students continued to learn, one thing remained clear: a quality education is essential to a child’s wellbeing and success in …

Sacred Heart Parish’s Haiti ministry marks 20th year of service

Haitian Cardinal Chibly Langlois visits cathedral campus, appeals to supporters to continue their mission By Bill Brewer When you can’t get to Haiti, Haiti will get to you. And so it was at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Oct. 17-18 when Cardinal Chibly Langlois, bishop of …

An invitation to make a difference

Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish looking for partners on an outreach mission to deliver aid in Haiti By Bill Brewer Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish’s Haiti Outreach ministry is looking for a few good partners. The parish’s Haiti ministry has been effective and growing to the point where it would like to …

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St. Mary, St. Augustine share Haiti mission trip experience

On June 10, St. Mary Parish in Johnson City sent 33 youth, parents, parishioners, and their pastor, Father Peter Iorio, on the church’s first mission trip to Haiti. Of the travelers, only Father Iorio, St. Mary pastor, had ever been to Petite Riviere de Nippes, a small fishing village in …

St. Jude students perform special projects to benefit Haiti parishes

As part of the St. Jude Parish Christmas service project and in conjunction with the Parish Twinning Program of America, students at St. Jude School in Chattanooga raised money for sister parishes in Gros-Morne, Haiti. Kindergarten parents sponsored their children in a special homework project to do extra chores at …