“During this years Haiti Outreach Mission’s Annual Medical/Dental Trip we spent a day at our Clinic in Mirebalais. We also did mobile clinics in the village of Noyau and near the city of Hinche. Additionally, Fluoride treatments were given to schoolchildren at N.D. D’Altagrace school in the village of Desvarrieux; St. Pierre school in Mirebalais; St. Louis school in Mirebalais.” – Bill McNeece

Pictures from our past Haiti Mission Trip

History of St. Blase Haiti Outreach Mission

Saint Blase first became involved with the Haiti Outreach Project our contact with Saint Gerard parish in Detroit. Sr. Megan McElroy organized a group from Saint Blase to support the Haiti Outreach Mission. The organization was founded by Dr. Dominique Matthews and her husband Roger. Dominique is a member of St. Gerard Parish and Roger is a member of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Detroit. Additional parishes that support the projects include: Our Lady of Victory Northville, Holy Cross Ann Arbor, and New Prospect Baptist Detroit. There are also many individuals who support the program. On the most recent trip there were 51 participants including 9 doctors and 3 priests, the rest of the group was made up of nurses, medical technicians, and people who assisted in organizing and maintaining the clinic. Two of the nurses on the trip were funded by Saint Blase. The majority of the work took place at the Clinic in Mirebalais. The clinic which was funded by the Haiti Outreach Project is only open when the group is in Mirebalais. During that week over 1000 patients were treated. The medications, vitamins, and personal hygiene products dispensed, were graciously donated and accomplished at the clinic; a playground was constructed at the new Saint Blase Orphanage. Fr. Louis extends his thanks to the St. Blase community for their continued support of the Haiti project.

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The Road to Mirebalais

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Mirebalais is a town in Haiti with a population of approximately seven thousand people located about 60 miles north of the capital city of Port-au-Prince. It is now the home of the Saint Blase Orphanage. On May 8th 2005, the orphanage was officially dedicated. The orphanage was funded by our Saint Blase parish, and will house approximately 100 homeless children. The dedication was officiated by Father Louis, the Pastor of St. Louis Catholic Parish in Mirebalais, and was attended by approximately 200 people including three very proud parishioners of St. Blase: John Messina, Pat Byrne, and Bill Hafner.

The commitment to funding is provided through our tithing process as well as donations by parishioners and friends of St. Blase. The St. Blase Orphanage will care for children in Haiti for years to come. Please keep the children of St. Blase Orphanage in your prayers.

St. Blase Haiti Outreach Mission
For more detailed information please contact us via phone (248-474-3548) or visit our website at www.HaitiOutreachMission.org or or email info@haitioutreachmission.org