‘It’s good to be home’

Dr. Jordan Pyda returns to Sacred Heart to share memories of Haiti, Dr. Paul Farmer By Hiske Jones Dr. Jordan Pyda was one of the guests of honor at a memorable and inspiring event held on Oct. 7 at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus to raise …

Haiti Outreach Program fundraiser to honor Paul Farmer

The Haiti Outreach Program fall fundraiser will honor the legacy of Dr. Paul Farmer. The fundraiser will be held on Friday, Oct. 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the Cathedral Hall at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Loune Viaud, managing director at Partners in Health in Haiti …

Sacred Heart Cathedral ministry leads life-saving flight years in the making

Haiti Outreach Program is able to fly solar panels, vaccine refrigerator to Caribbean country in political turmoil By Hiske Jones A long-awaited flight landed in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on June 13, with unusual cargo: solar panels and a refrigerator to store life-saving vaccines. According to Billy Stair, a longtime volunteer with …

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Fairfield Glade parishioner’s quilts sold to benefit mission in Haiti

Christina Seaman of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Fairfield Glade took up quilting in 2000 and became an avid quilt maker. She works with colorful fabric and all kinds of quilting methods from piecing to appliqué, many also with beautifully finished backings. Over the years she has given quilts …

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 …