Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday in Haiti, Coffeedoc posts

A report from Tom, perfect for today, this Sunday:

 So I wondered where we might find a Mass this morning. Our hosts told us that they thought there was a Catholic Church just up the street. Ernest and I walked down there to see really early this morning so as not to miss an early morning mass. It was a church named after Santa Theresa of the child Jesus. Unfortunately, their priest wasn't going to be able to say Mass there today, covering other churches which have been destroyed by the earthquake I believe.

Church of St. Therese of the child Jesus, Jacmel,  Haiti

A man who was there, perhaps the sacristan, offered to take us up to where there was going to be a mass in Cayes Jacmel. We went out to the street and flagged down a "tap tap" which is Haiti's version of a taxi, kind of like the blue and white vans in Ethiopia.
 We drove for several miles and then got out. We walked up a dirt mountain road for another half mile to reach a clearing which was being used as the church since the church building had fallen.
 It was a beautiful service some of which I have video of. Here are some pictures.




 
 
Ernest at Mass.
I love you all and miss you.
Dad

4 comments:

Jen said...

Unbelievable! What great pics, too. Thank you for sharing. Prayers coming your way.

Jean said...

great pictures.....I'd love to see the video

Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

Goodness, I haven't stopped by here for a while. What a lot I have to catch up on. Thinking of and praying for you all.

Tania

George & Maria said...

Prayers from Michigan as well. You tow are such good examples. God Bless