Haitian prelate to visit Newnan

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Monsignor Pierre Andre Pierre 


Monsignor Pierre-Andre Pierre of Haiti is coming to Newnan to speak at St. George Catholic Church about progress being made is Haiti since the 2010 earthquake.

Pierre will speak at all four Masses the weekend of July 26-27. Pierre, the former secretary of the Haitian Bishops Conference, is president of the Catholic University of Notre Dame of Haiti – UNdH – based in Port-au Prince. At the Masses, Pierre will update the continuing efforts to rebuild the country after the disastrous 2010 earthquake, which was followed by twelve days of 52 substantial aftershocks.

Three of the four schools making up UNdH were directly affected by the disaster.

St. George Parish has funded the Project Haiti outreach program since 2008, before the earthquake, to provide for some of the desperate needs of the Haitian people. The 2010 disaster simply increased the need, and the fund-raising efforts continue apace.

Monsignor’s update is welcomed by Father Henry Atem, Pastor of St. George, who invites visitors and parishioners to come, listen, and perhaps respond to these continuing needs.

Vigil Mass will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Sunday Masses in English are at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., and Domingo Eucharista – Mass in Spanish – is at noon.



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