UPCOMING MISSION APPEALS

August 18 & 19

  • Diocese of Camden, NJ - Christ the King, Haddonfield. Mass TimesSat. 5:00; Sun. 7:30, 9:00, 11:00. Fr. Tom speaking on behalf of Hands Together                    
  • Archdiocese of Detroit, MI - Christ the Good Shepherd, Lincoln Park. Mass Times: Sat. 4:00; Sun. 9:00, 11:00. Jimmy Belabre speaking on behalf of the Diocese of Gonaives
  • Diocese of Oakland, CA - St. Bede, Hayward. Mass Times: Sat. 6:00 (Spanish);Sun. 7:00, 8:30 (Spanish), 10:00, 11:30 (Spanish), 1:15 (Spanish), 4:30 (Spanish), 6:30(Vietnamese) .Fr. Jack speaking on behalf of the Diocese of Gonaives                                       

Past Appeals

AUGUST 4 & 5

Diocese of Albany, NY

  • Blessed Sacrament, Mohawk. Mass Times: Sat. 5:30; Sun. 9:30. Vince Gallagher on behalf of Hands Together
  • St. Francis de Sales, Herkimer. Mass Times: Sat. 4:00; Sun. 8:00, 10:30. Vince Gallagher on behalf of Hands Together
  • Holy Cross, Morris. Mass Time: Sun. 8:30. Josh Vélez on behalf of the Archdiocese of Cap-Haitien
  • St. Mary, Oneonta. Mass
    Times: Sat. 5:00; Sun. 10:30. Josh Vélez on behalf of the Archdiocese of Cap-Haitien           

Archdiocese of Chicago, IL - Prince of Peace, Lake Villa. Mass Times: Sat. 5:00; Sun. 7:30, 9:30 (family Mass 2nd Sun), 11:30, 5:00 (teen Mass 3rd Sun) Doug Campbell and Jimmy Belabre on behalf of Hands Together  

Diocese of Crookston, MN            

  • St. Ann (Mission of St. Patrick, Kelliher), Blackduck Mass Time: Sat. 6:00. Judy Skitek on behalf of Hands Together
  • St. Patrick, Kelliher. Mass Time: Sun. 10:15. Judy Skitek on behalf of Hands Together
  • St. John (Mission of St. Patrick, Kelliher), Nebish. Mass Time: Sun. 8:00. Judy Skitek on behalf of Hands Together                                                           

Archdiocese of Detroit, MI - St. Mary, Royal Oak. Mass Times: Sat. 4:30; Sun. 9:00, 11:00. Fr. Tom on behalf of the Diocese of Gonaives                        

July 28 & 29

Diocese of Trenton, NJ - Church of St. Denis. Mass times: Sat. 4:30 pm; Sun. 8:00, 9:30, 10:00 (Beach Chapel); 11:00 am. Steve Beers will be speaking for Hands Together

July 21 & 22

Archdiocese of Boston, MA - St. Joseph, Wakefield. Mass times: Sat. 4:00; Sun. 7:30, 9:00 (Family Mass), 11:00, 5:30. Doug Campbell on behalf of Hands Together

Diocese of Crookston, MN              

  • Our Lady of the Pines, Nevis - Mass Times: Sat. 5:00; Sun. 10:30. Fr. Jack Martin speaking on behalf of Hands Together
  • St. Theodore of Tarsus (Mission of OLP, Nevis), Laporte - Mass: Sun. 8:30. Fr. Jack Martin speaking on behalf of Hands Together              

Archdiocese of Toronto, ON – Canada: Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Toronto. Mass Times: Sat. 5:00; Sun. 8:00, 9:30, 11:00, 12:30, 7:00. Tristen Seagondollar speaking on behalf of Hands Together              

JULY 14 & 15

  • Diocese of Albany, NY

Parish of Mater Christi, Albany. Doug speaking on behalf of Hands Together

Mass Times: Sat. 4:00; Sun. 8:00, 10:00, 11:30    

Blessed Sacrament Church, Albany. Jimmy Belabre speaking on behalf of Hands Together   

Mas Times: Sat. 4:00; Sun. 9:00, 10:30 (children's liturgy), 12:00

  • Diocese of Bridgeport, CT     

St. Mary Church, Ridgefield. Katherine Coleman speaking on behalf of Hands Together

Mass Times: Sat. 4:30; Sun. 7:30, 9:15, 10:30, 11:15, 12:00, 5:00

Assumption Parish, Westport. Vince Santilli speaking on behalf of the Diocese of Gonaives    

Mass Times: Sat. 5:00; Sun. 7:30, 9:00, 10:30, 12:00, 5:00        

  • Diocese of Las Vegas, NV      

St. Anthony of Padua Church, Las Vegas. Fr. Tom speaking on behalf of Hands Together

Mass Times: Sat. 4:00, 7:00 (Spanish); Sun. 6:30, 8:00, 10:00, 12:00, 2:00, 4:00    

  • Archdiocese of Toronto, Ontario - Canada  

Our Lady Queen of Poland Church, Scarborough. Sr. Mary Sean speaking on behalf of Hands Together  

Mass Times: Sat. 5:00, 7:00; Sun. 8:30, 10:30, 12:30, 7:30       

JULY 7 & 8

  • Diocese of Albany, NY

St. Mary of Crescent, Waterford

Mass Times: Sat. 4:30; Sun. 8:00, 10:30      

Josh Vélez is speaking on behalf of the Diocese of Gonaives              

  •  Diocese of Scranton, PA

Our Lady of Victory, Tannersville

Mas Times: Sat. 5:00; Sun. 8:30, 10:30      

Vince Gallagher is speaking on behalf of Hands Together

JUNE 30 - JULY 1

  • Archdiocese of Boston, MA

St. Florence, Wakefield – Vince Santilli speaking on behalf of Hands Together

Mass Times: Sat. 4:30; Sun. 8:00, 10:00, 11:30              

  • Archdiocese of Indianapolis, IN

Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove – Fr. Jack Martin speaking on behalf of Archdiocese of Cap Haitien

Mass Times: Sat. 5:00; Sun. 7:30, 9:30, 11:30   

  • Diocese of Cleveland, OH                 

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Macedonia – Bill Darling speaking on behalf of Hands Together

Sat. 4:30; Sun. 8:30, 10:30      

June 23rd and 24th   

Archdiocese of Newark, NJ     

St. Gabriel the Archangel, Saddle River 

Mass Times: Sat. 5:00; Sun. 8:00, 10:00, 11:30

Doug Campbell and Jimmy Belabre                            

Diocese of Oakland, CA

St. Bernard, Oakland

Mass Times: Sat. 4:30, 6:00 (Spanish); Sun. 7:30 (Spanish), 9:00, 11:00 (Spanish)        

Fr. Jack Martin       

June 16 & 17:

Archdiocese of San Francisco, CA    

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Belmont – HT

Sat. 5:00; Sun. 7:30, 9:30, 11:30        

Hands Together Presenter: Judy Skitek

June 9th and 10th:    

Diocese of Albany, NY         

St. Joseph, St. Michael, Mount Carmel, Amsterdam

Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, PA:

  • St. Bernard, Hastings
  • St. John Gualbert Cathedral, Johnston
  • St. James, Dawson                 
  • St. Joseph, Montevideo            
  • St. Clara, Clara City
  • St. Andrew, Granite Falls      

     

May 19 & 20: St. Luke in El Cajon - Diocese of San Diego, CA, speaking for Hands Together - Ann O'Donnell

May 26 & 27: St. Richard of Chicester in Sterling - Diocese of Worcester, MA, speaking for Hands Together - Josh Velez

Mission Co-op Appeals

Every year Hands Together takes part in the Missionary Cooperative Plan at parishes across the country. Hands Together also coordinates and conducts appeals on behalf of projects and ministries in Gonaives and Cap Haitien, Haiti, as well as HT’s ministry in Port-au-Prince. All of the funds raised go directly to the work of helping the poor through feeding programs, health/medical care, education, maintenance/repair of structures, and reaching the poor with the love of Christ in the ministry designated for the appeal.

Each mission appeal is an opportunity for us to share our faith with fellow Catholics in the United States and bring to life the very real work of the mission church in Haiti and the tremendous need for us to hear the cry of the poor there and help those who are suffering. The Missionary Cooperative Plan assigns a mission group to every parish to speak about the work of our church in other parts of the world and to remind us that our church is fundamentally a Mission Church.

Any questions can be directed to our Mission Appeals Coordinator Joshua Vélez - josh@handstogether.org                                                   


Testimonials

 

“Hands Together has been working in Haiti over the past twenty years and is providing essential services and a genuine Christian witness in areas where others are either afraid or unable to operate. I have been able to appreciate at first hand the wonderful work being done by Fr. Hagan and his team in very difficult circumstances and often in situations where their own lives are in danger. I can also vouch for the transparent way in which funds have been used so as to benefit the maximum number of people and in a way that addresses their real needs.”  --Archbishop Eugene M. Nugent, Apostolic Nuncio in Haiti

 

“I am greatly impressed by the love, the care and perseverance with which Father Tom and his organization of Hands Together have lavished upon our poor people in Gonaives and Cite Soleil. The places they minister are extremely difficult and often dangerous.”  --Sr. M. Marthe MC, Regional Superior in Haiti Missionaries of Charity

 

"In my knowledge, no non-profit group in Haiti is more effective, efficient and financially responsible than Hands Together.”  --Most Reverend Bishop Donald J. Hying, Bishop of Gary, IN