AMERICA/HAITI – Twelve years after the earthquake: Redemptorists inaugurate the parish church of St. Gerard after being rebuilt

AMERICA/HAITI – Twelve years after the earthquake: Redemptorists inaugurate the parish church of St. Gerard after being rebuilt

Port au Prince (Agenzia Fides) – Sunday, January 9 will ceaselessly be remembered in the hearts of parishioners and in the annals of the Redemptorist Congregation as the date of the inauguration of the new parish church of St. Gerard Maiella in the Carrefour-Feuilles district of the capital, Port-au-Prince. Almost 12 years after the earthquake that destroyed the former parish church, and after 4 years of laborious work, Archbishop Max Leroy Mesidor Port-au-Prince inaugurated the new parish church in a solemn and joyful environment. The new church, although giant, was nonetheless too small to accommodate everybody who wished to attend the celebration. The symbolic ceremony was skilled very intensely by everybody current.
In his tackle, the parish priest, Father Jean-Claudel Pierre, C.S.R., thanked the Lord for this work and the Archbishop for his pastoral care of the devoted of St. Gerard in addition to the architects, engineers and staff who helped to rebuild this constructing. He additionally thanked all establishments and individuals who made a monetary contribution. After the inauguration, the church should be absolutely accomplished in a second part of work, in order that the generosity of the parishioners and all folks of good will will proceed to be wanted, he concluded. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 13/1/2022)

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