Prayer Partner Initiative

In order to strengthen the bonds with our sisters in Haiti, we started pairing women here with women in Latiboliere as prayer partners. We were not sure how this would work but we were certain there would be a spiritual connection. The original group of 11 partners has now expanded to 47. Prayer partners share pictures of each other, and through letters share stories about their families and their interests.

"Where there is love there is life." Gandhi

The Results

The power of prayer can not be measured. However, the bond between St. Mary Parish and Our Lady of Perpetuel Help in Latiboliere has been strengthened. 94 women pray for each other every day. Reflections on scriptures are shared between the groups as well. Women from this group traveled to Latiboliere in December of 2008 for the sole purpose of prayer, reflection and establishing a rapport with their prayer partners. In April 2009, 23 prayer partners gathered at St. Mary for a morning of reflection and prayer. At the same time, the women's group in Haiti gathered for prayer. Standing together in prayer and solidarity was a very moving experience.

Our Challenges

Communication does not occur as often as we would like. Due to the language difference, letters need to be translated. But we are fortunate to have people with those skills within our parish. Mailing letters is not an option, we are dependent on teams traveling to Haiti to hand deliver our communications.

Prayer Partners

To Learn More

Please contact the Liaison to Prayer Partner Initiative for additional information.

While all available partners are matched at this time, the power of your prayers remains important. Please continue to pray for our sister parish. Watch the bulletin for future prayer partner opportunities.

The prayer partners are one in spirit even though some of us may never meet. "That they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me." John 17:21


Ways to Help

Water and Sanitation Help, Nutritional support, Education Initiatives, Health InitiativeSoccer Initiative, Collections, packing and shipment of Sea Containers, and Mission Teams to Haiti.

Make checks payable to: 
St. Mary Parish 
~designate for Haiti in the Memo~

Send to:
St Mary Catholic Faith Community
9520 W. Forest Home Ave
Hales Corners, WI 53130

Contact Us

Liaison to Prayer Partner Initiative

Andrea Kachellek
Haiti Committee Cochair
(414) 510-4307

Barb Schwartz
Haiti Committee Cochair
(414) 425-1658 

Pam Lownik
Director of Social Concerns & Outreach
(414) 425-2174, ext. 256