ST. JOHN PARISH

161 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475

Tel: (860) 388-3787

ST. MARK PARISH

222 McVeagh Road, Westbrook, CT 06498

Tel: (860) 399-9207

Parishes of The Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich, CT 

 

Serving the Communities of Greater Old Saybrook, Westbrook, and

Our Sister Parish, Notre Dame de Lourdes, Port Au Prince, Haiti

 

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Walk With Haiti - FOOD PROJECT

In 2008, after a tropical storm and 3 consecutive hurricanes ravaged Haiti, St. Mark’s started a second collection on the first Sunday of the month to provide food for Haiti. For many years this money (approximately $1,000/month) was given to Madame Samsan, who cooked a hot meal every day for 100 poor children in her neighborhood of Port-au-Prince.

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In 2013, Mme Samson had a stroke and her son, Dr. Gilbert Wilkens, took over the program. It has since evolved into a complete nutritional program, including medical testing and provision of groceries for entire families at risk (a bit like St. Mark’s Food Pantry). Our second collection is the sole supporter of this program.